Winter is gone and summer is finally here! Since our last newsletter we have had our Fiesta Park clean-up, new member reception and our first picnic of the summer, which was a huge success with nearly 200 attendees including members, guests, police and fire officers, city and county officials and prospective candidates for state and county posts.
Thanks to all our volunteers, especially our chefs — Stephan, Lloyd, Dennis and Cappy! Their time and efforts produced a culinary delight for members and guests.
Each year we select a local charity to support financially via our annual crab feast at Higgins Crab House. Representatives from our chosen charity for this year — Open Kenile from St. Peter’s Lutheran Church — were on hand to spread the word about the great service they provide by helping to feed the hungry. They also raffled off three beautiful prizes, one of which was won by none other than our own mayor.
To demonstrate just how giving our community is, a neighbor who won two of the 50/50 drawings donated his winnings back to the charity.
The weather for the picnic was touch and go initially but turned out to be fantastic. Tonja and Mary Ann had a steady flow of registrants for two hours. It was encouraging to see many new faces. Thanks to the Bayside Cantina for donating chips and salsa. Please check out their happy hour — it’s a great one!
Looking ahead, on Saturday, July 7, we have our big yard sale. On Tuesday, Aug. 7, we will celebrate National Night Out to promote police/community partnerships. And on Saturday, Aug. 25, we will get together at Fiesta Park for a picnic and membership meeting. The crab feast at Higgins Crab House North will take place Saturday, Sept. 22. Tickets are going fast, so get yours now.
Check our newsletter, website and Facebook page for details on events.
Welcome to all our new neighbors! It’s great to have you in our community. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to any board member should you have a question or concern.
Finally, it is summer, when we welcome throngs of tourists. We ask you to be ambassadors for this beautiful place we are so fortunate to call home. Have a happy and safe summer, and I look forward to seeing you in August.