The bean soup supper entertainment goes nationwide. Well, at least some it will. Viola "Vi" Witt, much loved accordion player at our bean supper, has been invited to join Jay Leno on national TV on Friday, March 27. This lively lady will reach her 90th birthday in a couple of months and refuses to slow down. She continues to visit area nursing homes and play at the Flamingo Flea Market on Sundays. Congratulations, Vi, and thank you for bringing mountain music to SCV,
Maybe we can talk her into moving in to Spring Creek Village.
You can see another member of that group, Richard "Mo" Mosciski, in concert on Easter Sunday, April 12, at 2 p.m. at Riverside Park.
Take your chair and something to drink and enjoy music in the park. The event is free.
We have a new celebrity in the park. Miss Lydia resides with Bob and Natalie Balzarini and is among the 15 finalist in a local pet idol contest. This beautiful long haired miniature dachshund was a rescue dog that Natalie adopted several years ago. She charms everyone she meets. It costs nothing to vote and you can do so by mail or in person next Saturday, March 21, at Coconut Point from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. when Miss Lydia will strut her stuff across the stage on Fashion Drive.
Please bring a pet food donation to benefit both the Lee County Animal Services and their Community Pet Pantry. If you need information, call me or Natalie.
In regards to the recent removal of our mailbox, SCV board president, Ray Cameron, sent out a notice to the let us know that post office has agreed to install a secure outgoing letter and parcel receptacle inside the front door of the clubhouse at no cost to us. He said, "We owe a great debt of thanks to Councilman, Richard Ferriera, whose tenaciousness on behalf of the residents of this village, helped to bring about this result. Also, we need to thank Congressman Connie Mack and Senator Bill Nelson, who created some waves in Washington."
The hog roast and Dance on Saturday was well attended. Any time we have Southern Accents cater our affairs, it is a success. The St. Paddy’s Day gala was in the works as I wrote this. I’ll update on that next week.
With a week off between activities, why not organize your artistic endeavors and call Phyllis Gidley to enter them in our SCV Art Show on Saturday, March 28. The following week, on Sunday, April 5, we will wrap up the season with our Good Bye Snowbirds dance. Many of our seasonal residents leave in time to be with their northern families for Easter so this might be your last chance this year to visit with them
Bingo winners on Tuesday, Mary Jo Cole and Tony D’Agostino shared the nine in the Corner game. John Landry named the second special, the layer cake, and then won it. The first half of the 15th game was won by Fred Dinkin and the cover All portion by Pauline Reynolds. The final game was won by Pat Burchell, a visitor with Nan Largy.
Euchre winners had Faye Ellingwood double-dipping by coming in first and winning the door prize. Marion Erstad placed second and Dick Ellingwood was third. Sharon Wright was happy with the booby prize.
John Giesey with a 216/536 week and Julie Vaccaro a 152/391 women’s highs, continue to rule the lanes for SCV at Thursday afternoon bowling. The Chrisinskes took most over average with Carol’s +75 and Ralph’s +8. Carol then took the women’s mystery game and John Giesey the men’s.
Thursday night the bridge players held court and Janie Griffiths, Dick D’Agostino and Don Owsley were the top scorers. Friday night the pinochle winners were Carol Latchney, Jim Thompson and Betty Thompson.
Bob Latchney took the booby prize and Jim Thompson the door prize.
Rounding out the March birthday celebrations this month are Burt Palmer on the 19th, Janet Bartley on the 22nd, Bob Forsberg the 25th, Dick Ellingwood the 26th, Janie "Giggles" Griffith the 29th and Bill Davis on the 30th. Best wishes and many more happy birthdays to all of you.
This past week I had my kitchen remodeled. Sonny thought it would be a great idea and he would do it. You know the old saying "The best laid plans of mice and men oftimes go astray." Well, about the time the cabinets were due to arrive, he decided that it might be a little too much (besides the fact that it would interfere with fishing and golf). Lining up a capable installer on short notice is not easy, so I turned to Angie’s List. I found Greg Ulry, with KGT Kitchen and Bath Remodeling. He brought in Jim Brunco of Quality Cabinets and Counters to do my counters. Had I known earlier, I would have used Greg to buy the cabinets as well as install them because he was more than competitive. What a thrill to have my kitchen done in less than a week.
The price was right and the work was impeccable. These small businesses are willing to work in mobile homes, unlike remodelers of years past.
Remember to look to your local businesses when you need something done.
This is your contribution to the economy and the stimulus package.
Maybe we will have a tour of remodeled homes one of these days. I know that Lib by and Ted Smith had theirs done by Ken McCafferty last fall and the sisters, Bert Calvelage, Helen Miller and Evelyn Norton are in the midst of Bert’s remodel. I’m sure there are others who have been remodeling or are going to. Let us know.