President’s Message: October 2014

It is October 1, 2014 already…the Happy, Haunted and Halloween month of the year.

We can watch two parades together this month by gathering in front of Luigino’s restaurant in Spanish Springs on 10/7- ItalianFest and 10/21- OktoberFest at 5:00 p.m.each time.! If we all get there early, we can occupy all their outdoor tables, even! The Spanish Springs OktoberFest and Parade is one day after our own fest…so let me remind you to buy your tickets for it now that so many of you have returned this week and will continue to do so. You have until October 14 to get them purchased. They are only $15.00 each for a wonderful Fall Feast like no other! Be sure to get in touch with our Treasurer, Hal Baumann, at Hal.Baumann1959@gmail.com, or 352-259-6552 to get it done. You still have time to mail him your check at 2003 Ridge Spring Dr., The Villages, FL 32162, and pick them up when you arrive….please, not at the door! Please don’t procrastinate any longer….our entertainer, Ron the Music Man, the great Alpine Guy we had at last year’s fest, is looking forward to keeping you dancing–line and Polka, etc.–all night! Plus, there will be 2 Corn Hole sets for play during Happy Hour. B.Y.O.B. and a Snack to Share with all! The meeting will start early at 5:00 p.m., so we will have plenty of time to play and eat before dancing!

Judy and I are looking for 3 Gals to be our Table Decor team…especially for this month and December. Please call Judy Cimbalnik, 262-391-9869 or Helen, 787- 914-7811 today to let us know you will jump on board with this! It is like the Daily

Sun reported Monday…volunteering extends and vitalizes your life and makes you feel good!!

The Opportunity to purchase your Holly & Mistletoe Dinner Dance tickets will be available to you, too. See very exciting details coming to your email soon about our most fabulous Tri-Club Christmas Party ever!!

October is the month for Craft Fairs and, in my opinion the ones at Laurel Manor and Colony Cottage October 18 & 19 are the ones not to be missed! Make arrangements to meet some of your new WI friends there and have some fun!

November will bring Extreme Bingo to Colony Cottage for an evening of fun with Ric Mitchell, complete with expensive prizes!!!! (Just kidding..not too expensive!) I think Ric has a few other fun things up his sleeve, too! You will be able to count on an evening of real fun with this Guy!! Thanksgiving will fall on the 27th of the month this year, and within a week, the Lighting of the Christmas Trees will take place on each of the 3 Town Squares. I suspect it will be held on Dec. 1 or 2, 2014, but be sure to check The Daily Sun for when.

Wrapping this up….the Football Viewing Gang has been having so much fun, and are making so many new frienships it is just amazing..especially at the Packer Games.

Please join us for these games now that you are arriving back home here. Packers are at Cody’s Roadhouse-Brownwood, and Badgers are at Cody’s Roadhouse Lake Sumter. We really need a larger group at Badger Games, or we will lose the spot. If our club can’t add a few more people, I plan to mention it to the Club from Seabreeze…they are from our State,too, so they are not strangers! Packer Fans…Badger fans…be sure to email your intent to attend to Jan K. (her email is in red below) Packer Fans… the team plays on Thursday night this week so we won’t

see each other at Bownwood this weekend. By the way..Cody’s Brownwood offers the best “Meal After Church” you ever ate for $9.98 including dessert,until 4:00 p.m. on Sundays. You must come and try it, along with two-for-one Happy Hour given to us all afternoon..even after 7:00 if the Game is on then!! So much fun…what we are all about at WI Club Lake Sumter! Make sure you email Jan Kloeffler, jkloeffler1951@gmail.com, with your plans to attend the games each week by Wednesday night. Cody’s needs a head count from us each time..especially Lake Sumter!!

Don’t forget to pull up our website–WIclublakesumter.org–for extra needed information. Game players–Sheepshead et al–remember to Join the gang at Bacall Rec Center at 6:00 p.m. on October 27, and every 4th Monday of the month throughout the year! Too much good eating and fun is being had there!!

Chat with Ya next month..and see Ya on the 20th for The Oktoberfest WI style and at the Football Games!! You go Badgers and Packers!!

Helen Feeney