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The Acorn

                          April 2019

MANAGER’S REPORT

I’d like to thank everyone for a great season and wish everyone safe travels to those who are returning to their Northern homes. I would like to ask all property owners that will be heading North, to please secure everything around your property.   I hope everyone has a great Summer. —-Ron Zobel—Park Manager.

FROM THE FRONT OFFICE:

A Reminder to all OWNERS to please let the office know when you are leaving the Park for the season. This helps with our mail outs going to the correct address and you receiving it at your Northern home.       Thank You, —–   Kathy

60’S PARTY IN THE PARK

Plan ahead for a return to the 1960’s.  We are planning an outdoor party in the Clubhouse parking lot and the area around the Clubhouse with 60’s music.  If possible, please bring prizes that reflect the 60’s.  The tentative date is March 7th, 2020, at 2:00pm. If you have any questions, contact Cheryl Ferrall at 614-267-7403 or Linda Bowen at 231-286-5805.

TENNESSEE AND SOUTH CAROLINA STATE NIGHT          

 Next year on Saturday February 15th at 5:00pm TENNESSEE & SOUTH CAROLINA STATE NIGHT returns, we’ll have some great food, and music so bring your appetite and your dancing boots!  Door prizes, and basket giveaways! plan ahead for a great night of fun! —Theresa Roberts

BATTLE OF THE SEXES SHUFFLEBOARD RESULTS

Jane Willoughby won the 28thannual Battle of the Sexes Shuffleboard tournament for the second straight year.  Jane defeated Al Butts in a best of 2 out of 3 game playoff.  Competing were the top 6-point getters during the season for both men and women.  Jane & Al each won their divisions with a 5 – 0 records and took home the trophies. Darlene Butts and Bob Gaul were second place winners in their divisions. ——Moo

ART & ARTISAN SHOW THANK YOU

The Art & Artisan show that took place on Sunday March 3rdwas a huge success.  We hope that everyone that attended, enjoyed themselves.  Next year’s show will be scheduled for Sunday March 1st, 2019. ——————Karen Williams.

MICHIGAN, OHIO, STATE NIGHT THANK YOU

This year’s dinner was a big success because of all of you. Thank you to everyone who helped. Thank you for all the wonderful donations.  The money we earned is going for new speakers in the Clubhouse.  We look forward to next year’s dinner.  Special thanks to Dick, Gary, & the magic man, Barb & Alyssa for their talents.  We hope to have them next year.                                     God Bless————-Linda Bowen

SECOND SUNDAY SINGS

This takes place in the Clubhouse every second Sunday of the month at 4:00pm.

SAVE THE DATE FOR COUNTRY LEGENDS

We are pleased to announce that we have booked an entertainment act straight from Branson Missouri to perform at Ancient Oaks next season.  Nine-time winners of the musical duet group of the year, Gordy and Debbie Wensel have over 1000 shows they have performed from the Uptown Cafe in Branson.  They will bring their Country Legends show complete with large screen videos from country greats like Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Patsy Cline, George Jones and many more. A few of us had the opportunity to see this show recently, and we believe that you will fall in love with their performance.  Country Legends will be at Ancient Oaks on Thursday, February 27, 2020.  Mark your calendars and plan on an exciting night of entertainment.  ——-THE S.A.C. 

LADIES LUNCH

48 ladies enjoyed great food at Dimitri’s in Sebring.  The shopping wasn’t bad either!  If you have any new ideas for April, please let me know.  We will continue to have Ladies Lunch all summer, just watch the bulletin boards. —-Jol Creech

EXERCISING

Water exercises will continue all summer.  If I’m not there, I have a lot of great help.  Aerobics will still be conducted as long as someone shows up.  If no one shows up, I go home; but I hope to keep going at 9:40 every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  I need the exercise and so does, I imagine, everyone in the park.  Thanks all for keeping me exercising!!!  Jol

PICKLEBALL NEWS

We are just waiting for the construction permits so that they can start on our new pickleball courts.  You can see that the construction stakes have been placed for the position of the courts, next to the Clubhouse parking lot.

S.A.C. REPORT

Well, folks it’s that time of the year when we have to say Good-Bye, see you next season.  The Social Activity Committee would like to THANKall the people who have participated in our activities this year and a great big THANK YOUto all the volunteers without whom, many of the activities would not happen.   Safe travels to all and we hope to see you all next season.  May your summer be filled with good thoughts, kind people, and happy moments     Love to all———–Marlene Kreiger——S.A.C. President. & the entire S.A.C. board.

A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR

As this is the last Acorn for this Winter season, I hope everyone enjoyed this year’s Acorns and Calendars.   The next Acorn won’t be published until November of 2019 and the first calendar will be published in December 2019.  Continue to check the Ancient Oaks Web site for next seasons calendars.   If you would like something in the Acorn that pertains to our Park, you can E Mail it to me at ( ddurinic@yahoo.com).

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THE ACORN

                        MARCH 2019

MANAGER’S REPORT

I would like to ask all property owners that will be heading North at the end of this season, to please secure everything on your property.  Hurricane season will soon be here and if we are lucky enough to NOT get a hurricane, we are sure to have strong winds over the summer.  Objects that aren’t secured around your property become dangerous projectiles to either your own property or to your neighbor’s property. —-Thank You all—-Ron Zobel—-Park Manager.

FROM THE FRONT OFFICE

It’s coming close to that time of the season again when some of our residents start heading to their Northern homes.  Please remember to stop into the office and let me know that you are leaving so that I can change the computer setting, so anything that is mailed from Ancient Oaks goes to your northern address. —Kathy.

THE HEARING COMMITTEE.

There is a new committee called the “Hearing Committee”.   Their meetings will be in the front office conference room at 9:00 a.m., on the first & third Thursday’s of each month, beginning February 7th.

STEVE JEFFRES SHOW

This all new show by a very talented singer and entertainer will be on Saturday March 2ndat 7:00pm.  You don’t want to miss this.

SAINT PATRICK’S DINNER

The Saint Patrick’s Corned Beef & Cabbage dinner will be held on Wednesday March 13th at 4:30pm in the Clubhouse.  These tickets will be $9.00 each. 

MICHIGAN, OHIO, STATES NIGHT 

This state night is scheduled for March 9th. At 5:00pm.   If you would like to decorate tables or help in any way, please contact Linda Bowen.  If you have any door prizes, please drop them off at my house with your name and phone number on the item.  Thanks to all who help and donate.  Linda Bowen 6649 SE 51st ST. Block 18 Lot 38.

MARCH 10th DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS

Don’t forget to put your clocks AHEAD 1 hour.  “Spring ahead, fall back.” 

ART & ARTISAN SHOW & SALE

This event will take place in the Clubhouse on Sunday March 3rd.  From 1:00pm-4pm.  With a special tribute to our Veterans.  There will be bucket raffles for items made by our vendors & a 50-50 drawing. There will be booths this year featuring quilts, paintings by local artists, deco bottles, cards, sewing & crocheted items, jewelry, tissue boxes, wood carvings & wood tables and rag rugs.  Special this year will be a bake sale from the pickle ball participants, come and enjoy the displays by your friends and neighbors. Come and see for yourself.  Plan to spend an enjoyable afternoon with us.  Any questions contact Karen Williams at 217-691-0504.

“PERFECTLY FRANK” CABARET CONCERT

Come fly away with Dave DeLuca as he pays tribute to Frank Sinatra on Thursday, March 21st at 7pm.  Join us in our “cabaret clubhouse” to enjoy the music of Ol’Blue Eyes.  Sinatra is the artist who set the standard for all others to follow. Performed by Dave DeLuca who is originally from New Jersey and an accomplished singer, musician, song writer who has been performing over 40 years. Over the last 10 years he has shared the stage with oldies groups such as the Temptations, Smokey Robinson and The Stylistics. Ticket sales begin Thursday, March 7 from 9 to 11 in the clubhouse and cost $9.00. Fill your “traveling mug” with your favorite beverage and join us for an evening of classic oldies music.

TALENT NIGHT AT THE APOLLO

Calling all talented performers, actors, singers, dancers, all musicians, magicians and comedians.  This show will take place on Saturday March 23rdat 7:00pm. There will be a sound check to make sure your CD’s will play in our system on Monday March 18that 11:00am.  For more information contact Sandra Hallock at 716-397-7209 or 585-307-8545.

PICKLE BALL NEWS

Hip-Hip Hooray we did it!!!  First step complete, $1,200 at the last carport sale and with the 50/50’s and the quilt sale (congrats to Dianne DeYoung) we deposited $1,667 into our account which brings our total to $25,896. Let the construction begin!  Great work everyone and thanks to all our supporters. ———-Irene Bilger.

NEEDLES AND THREADS

Sewing and other activities are held at 11am on Friday of each week in the Clubhouse.  Everyone is welcome.  On March 1st will be screen bags, March 8th square on square, March 15th mondo bag, March 22nd table runners, March 29th to be announced.  For more info contact Karen at 217-691-0504.

SNOW BIRD FAREWELL

Snowbird Farewell hosted by the Ancient Oaks line dancing class will be on Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at   3:00 PM.   Come and dance a little.  ALL are welcome, admission is free, finger foods will be provided.  Bring your own beverage.  Wendy Powell 863-226-2434

PETANQUE LUNCHEON

This is a reminder that anyone that has been playing Petanque this season the luncheon will be at the Golden Corral on Tuesday March 27th  at 1:00 PM.  See Bob or Nancy Aseere to sign up.

SAINT PATRICK’S DANCE

The Saint Patrick’s dance will be held on Saturday March 16th at 7:00pm in the Clubhouse.   James Boree Jr. will be performing that evening for our entertainment.  Tickets will be $5.00 each. Check the Clubhouse for ticket sales.

CARPORT SALE

The last carport sale of the season will take place on Saturday March 16th from 8:00am to 12:00 noon.  Remember the rules on the start and finish times. 

TEXAS HOLD’EM

There will be two Texas Hold’em tournaments in March. The first one is Thursday March 14th & the second is Thursday March 28th.  They start at 6:00pm so please be on time.

LADIES LUNCH

On February 20th, our group of ladies from Ancient Oaks enjoyed lunch at Miller’s Ale House in Jensen Beach.  The shopping was good too.  This month, ladies’ lunch will be on March 20th.  If anyone has any suggestions for a restaurant that will hold around 40 ladies, please let me know ——Jol Creech

BLOODMOBILE

The Big Red Bus will be here on March 28.  If you are going to donate blood, please sign up in the Clubhouse prior to going over to the BIG RED BUS.  Besides what is listed on the posters, those that donate will be given a card for a free breakfast, compliments of SAC.  There is also interesting information posted on the left side of the clubhouse bulletin boards.—–Jol Creech

SECOND SUNDAY SINGS

Everyone is invited to come and join in for a great gospel music, SECOND SUNDAY SINGS. Sings are on the second Sunday of each month at the Clubhouse from 4–5pm. Bring your instruments and voices.  Hope to see you there!   Cheryl Peavler 502-239-5673

TENNESSEE AND SOUTH CAROLINA STATE NIGHT

We are so excited to announce that Tennessee & South Carolina night is back on!  We will have a sign-up day on March 12th from 11.30am-12.30pm in the Club house, for volunteers, to

next year’s big event.  So, let’s get organized, get this party going again and plan, for a great time next year.  Watch for the date in next season’s calendars and Acorns. —-Theresa Roberts.

THANK YOU’S

I would like to thank all the volunteers and participants who helped and competed in the Oldlympics.  A fun time was had by everyone.   ——–Marlene Kreiger—-S.A.C. President.

I would also like to thank all the ladies who helped me put together the fashion show and luncheon.  The models and kitchen staff were fantastic.  —Marlene Kreiger—-S.A.C. President.

The 50thAnniversary party was a huge success, we served 82 couples in the Clubhouse and sent out 18 dinners to people who couldn’t make it for one reason or another.   I would like to thank all the volunteers who helped put the party together.  A great meal was served by some of the best volunteers that anyone can find. ——-Marlene Kreiger, S.A.C. President.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE (S.A.C.) REPORT

Thursday, March 28th will be the last lunch of this season.  Saturday March 30th will be the last breakfast of the season.  Anyone requesting dates to have their functions in the Clubhouse for next year, whether it be a show or a state night, please get your requests, in writing to the Social Committee as soon as possible. If we don’t receive your request, you may not get the date you want.  Anyone that has a card room reserved for their games, please drop us a line to let us know that you still want that room.  If we don’t hear from you and someone else wants that room, it’s possible you could lose it.