The residents of our ‘Sun RV Resort’’ have enjoyed another winter season together. Bonnie Kae Rindfleisch, guest services, often heads up monthly special events, supported by ‘Sun.’
Our new king and queen, Dale and Rhoda Hunt, were inaugurated at a Coronation Dance Jan. 13, featuring “Pure Country Gold.” Dale is also our Running Water Club president this year, and Rhoda is the secretary.
An Oldie-Wed Game took place Jan. 29, organized and run by Cinda McCormick.
There was a long-term resident recognition at the Feb. 9 morning coffee/donut time, and the Valentine’s banana split social was excellent!
The outdoor music jam space was used at nighttime for a concert with “The Legends” Feb. 10.
Every Tuesday afternoon, various performers, from many parks, entertained on our outdoor stage from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., with hot dogs and soft drinks sold beforehand. There also was a 50/50 drawing near the end of each afternoon. The last jam of the season was March 14.
A concert was held Feb. 11 featuring The McGuires, a gospel duo from Perth-Andover, New Brunswick, Canada. Todd McGuire is a nephew to our own Norm McGuire, and Norm made all the arrangements. Norm and his daughter, Margaret, sang a song with his nephew and wife, Penelope, during their performance.
The McGuires have been performing at parks and churches in Florida, and recently toured Georgia and Tennessee. They have been nominated for the East Coast Music Award for Gospel Record of the Year.
There was a birthday and anniversary evening Feb. 12, and we enjoyed listening to Richard Woodworth, who has an extended collection of inauguration/presidential history memorabilia and many stories of moments over the years.
We also had our Canada Day parade and luncheon again this year on Feb. 16, with a special focus of celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary.
Our first annual Golf Cart Rodeo was Feb. 25, and was enjoyed by about 80 people. Best buddies, Norm and Roy, hammed it up and won the top award, making the event more enjoyable for everyone. They were seen with green leis, just like the Formula 1 drivers.
All winners won a gift certificate and a tiny trophy.
The organizer, Judy Dishon, may consider a scavenger hunt for future events. She was glad to get so many people involved in something different – whether as participants or volunteers.
Rhoda organized an all-day shuffleboard tournament of 19 teams Feb. 28, and lunch was offered as well. The winning team got 252, the highest score you can get in shuffleboard, apparently!
One of the programs that had been resurrected this year was a monthly park potluck dinner, on the second Sunday afternoon of the month. The February meal was well-attended and enjoyed by all.
On the evening of March 5, our own David Kai, accomplished keyboard/piano player who plays in our Sunday Christian Fellowship music with “The Legends,” was featured. He also was an accompanist at the weekly music jams.
There was an Appreciation Day Park Picnic March 7, along with the usual music jam. Residents were recognized for their contributions, with a box of chocolates and an appreciation sign at their home.
Our Sunday evening ice cream socials were organized this season by Cindy Walton, and she did a great job, with a variety of after-treat speakers/entertainers.
By Judy Pearce
Sweetwater RV Resort
Published March 15, 2017