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THE ACORN

DECEMBER 2019

MANAGERS REPORT:

I would like to welcome everyone back to your winter homes.  I trust everyone had a Blessed Thanksgiving.

Ron Zobel ——Park Manager

FROM THE FRONT OFFICE:

All OWNERS Please let the office know when you have arrived back to the Park. This will help us with our mail outs being sent to the correct address and your receiving it on time.

All RENTERS you are also to register at the office upon arrival.  Even if you have rented in the past, we need you to fill out a new registration for this current season.  You will need to present your Driver’s License each year.

Thank you for your cooperation.  Merry Christmas———-Kathy 

CHRISTMAS EVE LUMINARIES:

Please remember to place your CLEAN one-gallon jugs in the crate at the rear of the compactor.  Looking forward to another beautiful Christmas Eve.  Thank you, —Wendy Powell.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING:

Christmas Caroling through the park will be on Thursday Dec. 19th @ 6:00p.m.  Meet at the Clubhouse by 5:45pm.  There will be finger foods in the Clubhouse after the caroling, so please bring something for everyone to share.

GOLF CART CHRISTMAS EVE PARADE:

Again, this year, we will have our Golf Cart Christmas Eve Parade.  We invite you to decorate your golf cart, your bicycles and to get dressed up if you wish to for this special occasion for a fun time! Gather your friends, your neighbors, your family and let’s all celebrate around our wonderful park.  So, just after we light the luminaries around 5:30 p.m. on December 24th, we will all meet in the storage area to get in line and ready for the parade that will start at 6:00 p.m.  This year my goal is to involve as many residents as possible to break a record of participants, so talk about it so we have a celebration that we will all remember. I also invite you to decorate your houses to make it as joyful as possible during the Holidays.  Watch the bulletin boards for more details. If you have any questions get in touch with Ginette Charlebois, 5243 SE 67th Avenue or on messenger or Facebook.

LADIES LUNCH:

The ladies’ lunch is scheduled for Wednesday December 18th.  Check in the Clubhouse for the sign-up sheet which will be posted in the clubhouse the 1st of December.

CHRISTMAS DINNER:

There will be a Christmas dinner in the Clubhouse at 2:00pm on Christmas day.  Come join us for a complete dinner and desert.  Check the clubhouse for the sign-up sheet.

BLOODMOBILE:

Check in the Clubhouse for the times & dates of the Bloodmobile coming to A/O

BREAKFAST:

The first breakfast will be on Saturday December 14th, starting at 7:15am you need to bring your own plates and utensils everything else will be supplied.

LADIES GOLF NEWS:

This year again we will play at Oak Leaf Golf Course on Monday’s starting January 6th, 2020 once a week around 12:30 p.m., with tee times to follow. I invite all A.O. golfing ladies to join our fun golf league, as we play to enjoy the game as well as each other. As we did the past few years, we draw names to plan the foursomes every week and the schedule will be on the bulletin board in the Clubhouse every Saturday morning, so you need to let Ginette know before Friday afternoon if you play the following Monday or not, so the foursomes are complete. After December 15th, a sign-up sheet will be on the bulletin board in the Clubhouse then a meeting will be held before Christmas to plan our golf season, date and time to follow.  Please invite your friends to join us. As usual, after our golf game we meet in a restaurant in town, that’s the other fun part of our get together!  LET’S GO GOLFING LADIES!  For more information contact:  Ginette Charlebois 5243 SE 67th Avenue or by messenger or Facebook.

BINGO:

The bingo committee would like to advise everyone that they stop selling bingo papers at 5:45 pmand that the games start at 6:00 pm on Friday evenings and will be the same on Tuesday evenings when it starts in January, check in the Clubhouse for the start date of Tuesday bingo. ——The Bingo Committee.

MICHIGAN & OHIO NIGHT

Is on for Saturday February 29th, 2020.  If you would like to help decorate a table, please call Linda Bowen (231-286-5805).  If you have any door prizes, please bring them to my house @ 6649 SE 51stStreet or call me & I will pick them up.         Thank you—-Linda Bowen.

GOSPEL, 2nd SUNDAY SINGS

Will start on the 2nd Sunday in December which is the 8th.

HAND AND FOOT

Is played on Monday nights at 6:00 with sign up beginning at 5:30. Any questions call —–Diane DeYoung at 616-799-1855.

A CHRISTMAS GIFT:

A huge thank you goes out to our maintenance crew and office staff that has gone above and beyond the call of any job duties to keep our park safe and beautiful.   Our grounds are in pristine condition.    Are you aware that there is a Christmas donation jar in the office? Prior to Christmas, the money is divided among the workers.  If you wish to donate and are not in the park prior to the holidays you can mail a check to the following:  Ancient Oaks, 6407 SE Hwy 441, Okeechobee FL 34974.  Make checks payable to Ancient Oaks and be sure that you make a note on the check that it is a Christmas donation. Checks should be in the mail by December 15th.  Wishing everyone a very happy holiday season.  —————–

S.A.C. REPORT

The S.A.C. board hopes everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving wherever you were.   We would also like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah.  We would like to welcome everyone back for what we hope will be a great 2019-2020 season.  There are many activities that occur daily in Ancient Oaks.  Please check the bulletin boards around the park and in the Clubhouse and on the web site www.aoaks.net for all the activities that are occurring and are not listed in the Acorn. If you would like something in the upcoming Acorn that pertains to the Park, please send it to Dan Durinick at ( ddurinic@yahoo.com ) by the 25th of the Month.

New Year’s Celebration:

Join us for a Celebration and reunion with friends on New Year’s Eve, Tuesday December 31st at 8 pm. Music will be provided by DJ Jim Clark; but if dancing isn’t your thing, get your friends together bring your favorite board or card games and come have fun with neighbors and friends.  Be sure to pack a cooler with your favorite beverages and snacks for your table.  Come for a few hours or stay the course to see the ball drop at midnight.  Tickets go on sale Tuesday December 19th.  Check in the Clubhouse for the sign-up sheets and table seating.

A PREVIEW OF WHAT’S COMING TO ANCIENT OAKS THIS SEASON. 

The SAC committee with a lot of help from Jackie Bailey has been busy lining up new and exciting entertainment for all to enjoy within the park.

January 11 we will kick off the season with a House of Blues type of Southern Gospel entertainment featuring Jay Boree group.

The very next week, Thursday January 16th, we welcome the Benson Family Singers from Minnesota to the park for a concert.

On January Jan26th we will host a Neil Diamond Tribute in our Clubhouse for your enjoyment.

Did I mention that there might be a golf cart parade through the park to celebrate “Fat Tuesday” on February 25th.  Make sure to bring back any beads and/or pet costumes you might have at your Northern homes.

Another big concert is planned February 27th, with over 1000 shows performed at Branson Missouri, Country Legends Singers, Gordy and Debbie will wow us with dual video screens and favorite country music songs.

March 7 we will host “Party in the Park” featuring a variety of tournaments (shuffle, horseshoe, pickleball), food booths and lots of outdoor music.

We hope that you will join us during these new events and support our park. Naturally favorite events like State dinners, St Pats Dinner and many others will continue along with these new additions. Looking forward to another season of fun with great friends.  Continue to check the monthly Acorn newsletters and calendars for what’s coming.

 

 

THE ACORN

NOVEMBER 2019

 

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED ON.

This is a memorial list of the 38 residents and former residents of Ancient Oaks that have passed on since the last memorial Acorn.  May they rest in peace.

Gerald Yeomans 7-25-2018

Grover Yontz 9-1-2018

Harold Foote 9-21-2018

LC. Harper 11-6-2018

Jim Collie 12-7-2018

George Earl  12-16-2018

Steve Thielges 12-19-2018

Herb Carr 12-23-2018

Charles Driscoll 1-6-2019

Clarence Chase 1-9-2019

Florence Harlow 1-14-2019

Gene Young 1-17-2019

Walt Watson 1-17-2019

Don (Bulldog) Bisson 1-20-2019

Walter Johnson 2-6-2019

Dee Coffman 2-23-2019

Smith Martin -2-?-2019

John Winning 3-3-2019

Ginny Carr 3-15-2019

Joan Schmidt 3-15-2019

Russell Oudbier 4-6-2019

Ron Hurley 4-21-2019

Helen Caudill 3-17-2019

Ricky Trammell 5-5-2019

Bob Colbath 5-13-2019

John Russell7-19-2019

James Henderson 8-3-2019

Letha Stewart  8-3-2019

Linda Peecher 8-30-2019

Dean Bush 9-22-2019

Shirley Bos 10-8-2019

Norma Peterman ? Date

Larry Jensen? Date

Former Owners / Renters 

Bernie Wright 11-2-2018

Wanda Arbuckle 12-1-2018

Dave Irwin 1-17-2019

Augustus ( AC ) Short 9-20-2019

Charlie Owens 10-5-2019

MANAGER’S REPORT:

Welcome Back Everyone!  Hard to believe it’s that time of the year.

Good to see some of our Northern residents starting to arrive.  I trust everyone has had a great summer.

Please remember when You Arrive Back, to Ancient Oaks,  STOP by the Office and let us know that you are back.  We change it in the computer, so that any mailings sent to the property owners will be sent to your Okeechobee address and not your northern address.  To those not here yet, safe travels and we look forward to seeing you soon. Looking forward to having another great season with everyone.

Thank You,       Ron Zobel, —- Park Manager.

 

LUMINARIE CONTAINERS:

Christmas is right around the corner. Please save your CLEAN, one-gallon clear plastic milk containers and place them in the receptacle behind the trash compactors. Looking forward to another beautiful Christmas Eve.                    Thank you! -Wendy Powell

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS ENDS:

Don’t forget on Saturday November 2nd before you go to bed, to put all the clocks in your house back one hour.

NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCE:

There will be a New Year’s Eve dance featuring DJ Jim. Everyone is invited to ring in the New Year, with your friends from Ancient Oaks.

WATER EXERCISE CLASS:

Check in the clubhouse for days and times.  Everyone is welcome to join in.

AEROBICS CLASS:

Check the bulletin boards in the Clubhouse for the days and times.

BINGO:

Bingo is played every Friday.  Check the bulletin boards and the Acorn for the start date for Tuesday night Bingo.  This should be in January of 2020.

GOLF CART CHRISTMAS EVE PARADE:

This year, we will have our Golf cart Christmas Eve parade.  We invite you to decorate your golf cart, your bicycles and to get dressed up if you wish,o for this special occasion for a fun time! Gather your friends, your neighbors, your family and let’s all celebrate around our wonderful park. So, just after we light up the luminaries around 5:30 p.m. on December 24th, we will all meet in the storage area to get in line and ready for the parade that should leave around 6:00 p.m.  Watch the bulletin boards for more details. If any question get in touch with Ginette Charlebois, 5243 SE 67thAvenue or on messenger or Facebook.

 

LINE DANCING:

Ancient Oaks Line Dancing classes have started. For the 2019-2020 Winter season!  Check in the Clubhouse for days and times.  ——-Wendy Powell

 

LADIES LUNCH:

The ladies’ lunch is scheduled for Wednesday the 20th of November, check in the clubhouse for the location and time after the 1st of November.

BLOODMOBILE:

Check in the Clubhouse for more information on the upcoming Okeechobee Blood Roundup.

III STATE NIGHT:

The committee would like to remind anyone that could bring something for a door prize for their Jan 18th state night dinner.  The III committee would be greatly appreciative.

GOSPEL, 2ndSUNDAY SINGS

Will start on the 2ndSunday in December.

S.A.C. REPORT

The Social Committee has purchased an LED information sign, that will be placed on the side of the Clubhouse high above the walkway to the pool.  This will keep everyone up to date on the goings on in Ancient Oaks for the upcoming month.

Just a reminder that there will be a New Year’s Evedance starting at 8:00pm in the clubhouse featuring DJ Jim.                                                                                      The first BREAKFASTwill tentatively start on Saturday December 14th.  Thursday lunch won’t start till the first Thursday in January.  This is the first Acorn for the 2019-2020 winter season, we have a very busy calendar for January, February and March.  Check the Web site for the calendars and a preview of the three months.  Continue to get your Acorn on the internet or a printed hard copy in the front office. If you would like something in the upcoming Acorn’s that pertains to the Park, please send it to Dan Durinick before the 25th of the month.  At (ddurinic@yahoo.com)  I am the S.A.C secretary and the editor and publisher of the Acorn,

You can also read the Acorn on the web site which is (http://aoaks.net)