Winter is gone and summer has returned! Since our last newsletter, we held our Fiesta Park clean-up April 6 — great job, everyone!
We also enjoyed our first summer picnic June 22. The weather was delightful and the food delicious. More than 200 neighbors, guests, OC Police and Fire personnel, the Worcester County Sheriff and other local officials enjoyed the day. Thanks to all the volunteers and board members, and especially our chefs — Stephan, Dennis, Lloyd and Cappy!
Tonja, Donna and Judy had a steady flow of picnic registrants. It was encouraging to see so many new faces!.
This year’s recipient of our fund-raising efforts is Friends of Possibilities, a summer camp for youths afflicted with juvenile diabetes. Representatives were on hand at the picnic to educate our members about their mission. They also raffled off three beautiful baskets, and we were able to raise $315. We hope to add to the pot at each of our events this year.
Crab feast tickets are going fast! See a board member to get your tickets now.
Looking ahead, we will gather for National Night Out Tuesday, Aug. 6. This fun event is designed to promote community-police partnership. Also upcoming: the neighborhood-wide yard sales July 13 and our picnic Aug. 24. Look for details elsewhere in this newsletter, on our website and via our Facebook page.
Once again, welcome to our new neighbors! It’s great to have you in our community. If you have any questions about our neighborhood, don’t hesitate to email or call a board member. Contact information is listed elsewhere in this newsletter.
And so it is summer, the time we all love. Please remember this is the time when thousands of tourists from near and far descend on our town for sun, family fun and also employment. We ask you to be the ambassadors of our beautiful island life that we are blessed to call home.
Have a happy and safe summer, and I look forward to seeing you at all our upcoming events.