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HAPPY 20

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ANNIVERSARY

SOUTHFORK MOBILE HOME COMMUNITY Association 1993 – 2013


The Heiler family Southfork Mobile Home Park Community is family owned & started by Al Heiler. . With his experience and the help of his sons, they have proven to give all who live in their communities peace of mind and a place where all would like to live out their golden years. The first homes were for sale here in Southfork in the second half of 1991. The first home sold was to Frank & Lorene Lukashal, on 12/9/1991 and they were from Trenton, Ont, Canada. Southfork is a model community and a place where the Heilers are striving to improve and add more features and are consistent in trying to appease all of their homeowners. Southfork has only had three managers over the years. We have had, Bill Weir, Norm & Sandy Spence and John & Sandi Bartoszek.

We have to applaud their endeavors and take this time to wish them all a big THANK YOU from all of their residents! Happy Anniversary of 22 years to the Heiler family!


Southfork Mobile Homeowners Anniversary

December 2013, provides an opportunity for celebration and appreciation of our community -- the 20th anniversary of the Southfork Mobile Homeowners Association. . It's hard to think of anyone in our community who hasn't been touched by the immense vision and accomplishments over the last two decades. So many groups, events, entertainment,, working with the community owners and managers and the many other causes we have seen accomplished over the years, was because of the diligence and efforts of the so many eager volunteers. . This Association was Incorporated in 1993 and started by those eager and generous residents who placed countless hours in getting everything started and with the aid of legal advisement, the Southfork Homeowners Association became a legal corporation registered with the State of Florida and Pasco County and the Internal Revenue . At this time the purpose of the Association was placed in By-Laws which were voted on and continues today. Those residents were our visionaries, planners, shapers and founders. Our first officers and directors were elected in January, 1994 and that is the start of history of the association. That is why we have what we have today because of all the eager and strong willed people who did not take no for an answer. Even back in the beginning, there were political issues and many in this community did not understand the significance of being a legal, non-profit organization and what was required. Working for the benefit of all residents, whether they have joined the Association or not was the goal and we hoped that the majority of the residents would become members to help, support and enjoy the many activities and entertainment that are presented. We are a social group striving to help all. So to all residents, sit back , smile and say, “Welcome To Our Home� and show others what a great place it is. On December 10th, 2013, we honor all of those who have held offices and those many, many volunteers who have taken part in the many accomplishments for us to enjoy. Come join with us!!!!


Past Officers and Directors of the Board of the Association from 1993 to 2013 Year 1993

Year 1996

Incorporated Dec 29, 1993

Pres Jim Kelley VP Frank Lukashal

Year 1994

Sec Diane Ward

Pres Jean Hoops

Treas Shirley Downs

VP

James Kelley

Directors

Sec Pat Vandemark

Elmer Morvatz

Treas Kate Miller

Willie Stoever

Directors

Bill LAforest

Frank Dennison

Frank Armstrong

Deborah Kendle

Glen Durocher

Don Becker Ruth Spencer

Year 1997 Pres Harold Delong

Year 1995

VP John Quain

Pres Jim Kelley

Sec Ruth Rice

Vp Frank Lukashal

Treas Leona Shearer

Sec Diane Ward Treas Shirley Downs Directors

Directors Marvin Dye Lloyd Rush

Elmer Morvatz

Gary Hill

Willie Stoever

Ed Ppkrivak

Bill LAforest

Jim Kelley

Frank Armstrong Glen Durocher


Past Officers and Directors of the Board of the Association from 1993 to 2013 Year 1998

Year 2000

Pres Harold DeLong

Pres Larry Short

VP Jim Scott

VP Betty Webb

Sec Ruth Rice

Sec Judy Shirk

Treas Leona Shearer

Treas Dick Ambler

Directors

Directors

Norm O’rourke

Leona Shearer

Marvin Dye

Jim Barnett

Elmer morvatz

Netta Tierney

Jim Barnett

Norm O’Rourke

Jim Kelley

Elmer Morvatz

Year 1999

Year 2001

Pres Shirley Downs

Pres Don Duarte

VP Dick Kenney

VP Ray Bilot

SEC Doris Anthony

Sec Bob Gaston

Treas Leona Shearer

Treas Dick Ambler

Directors

Directors

Elmer Morvatz

Jim Barnett

Willie Stoever

Leona Shearer

Netta Tierney

Freida Ballerstein

Jim Barnett

Bill LAforest

Norm O’Rourke

Oakley Osborn


Past Officers and Directors of the Board of the Association from 1993 to 2013 Year 2002

Year 2004

Pres Don Duarte

Pres Bill Laforest

VP Dixie Logoyda

VP Shirley Downs

Sec Bob Gaston

Sec Dot Cady

Treas Marielle Quain

Treas Marielle Quain

Directors

Directors

Freida Ballerstein

Les Myers

Bill LAforest

Freida ballerstein

Oakley Oaborn

Anita Warschkow

Marvin Dye

Peggy LAre

Shirley Downs

Dick Kenny

Year 2003

Year 2005

Pres larry Ruffner

Pres Everett Bailey/Shirley Downs

VP John Kuehl

VP Bill LAforest

Sec Dot Cady

Sec Dot Cady

Treas Marielle Quain

Treas Phyllis Grossi

Directors

Directors

Anita Warschkow

Pete Logoyda

Les Myers

Agnes Mitchell

Frieda Ballerstein

Bob Sanborn

Marvin Dye

Marti Witham

Shirley Downs

Peggy Lare


Past Officers and Directors of the Board of the Association from 1993 to 2013 Year 2006

Year 2008

Pres Dot Cady

Pres Jim Peltier

VP Pete Logoyda

VP Ernie Sluder

Sec Carol Logan

Sec Marge Morrison

Treas Phyllis Grossi

Treas Richard Brown

Director

Directors

Mary Bolin

Al Albrecht

Bill LAforest

Dixie Logoyda

Netta Tierney

Mary Price

Marti Witham

Netta Tierney

Bob Sanborn

Freida Ballerstein

Year 2007

Year 2009

Pres Dot Cady

Pres Dot Cady

VP Ernie Sluder

VP Tony Trubiano

Sec Aggie Mitchell

Sec Aggie Mitchell

Treas Sue Peltier

Treas Phyllis Grossi

Directors

Directors

Freida Bellerstein

Larry Ruffner

Bob Downs

Mary Price

Mary Bolin

Marti Witham

Netta Tierney

Tom Geyer Jim Morvatz


Past Officers and Directors of the Board of the Association from 1993 to 2013 Year 2010

Year 2012

Pres Dot Cady

Pres Dot Cady

VP Hattie Lane

VP Tom Geyer

Sec Jim Morvatz

Sec Don Thompson/Carol Wild

Treas Phyllis Grossi

Treas Mike Gallagher

Directors

Directors

Tom Geyer

Tony Trubiano

Marti Witham

Jim Peltier

Bob Lynch

Craig Whitbeck

Larry Ruffner

Phyllis Grossi

Craig Whitbeck

Jim McAdams

Year 2011

Year 2013

Pres Dot Cady

Pres Dot Cady

VP Jim Morvatz

VP Tom Geyer

Sec Craig Whitbeck

Sec Carol wild

Treas Phyllis Grossi

Treas Mike Gallagher

Directors

Directors

Tom Geyer

Phyllis Grossi

Bob Lynch

Jim MCAdams

Tony Trubiano

Harvey Barber

Jim Peltier

Roger Layne

Bill Laforest

Bill LAforest


MINI PUTTING GREEN Before homes were placed on lots at the bottom of Mustang Drive in back of our Ewing Drive home, TOM DICKS and our next door neighbor at the time LYLE TESSIER came up with a brilliant idea of a "putting green". They needed to turn their putting skills up a notch after all they dreamed of going on tour. After much thought space was measured out and so did the lawn mower - a hand one at that - thanks to LYLE. It was neatly trimmed to the right length weekly by TOM. Putting holes were put into place and a home made "pin" and "flag" ( an old golf towel) hung gently blowing in the breeze. Chipping was also available all the way down to Brahman Dr. Shortly after joined with LES MYERS and BOB DOWNS. Knowing lots were going fast it was a temporary pass time and enjoyed by all who gathered there even if they stopped to chat. ED MCCAFFERTY was a frequent visitor. It was fun while it lasted. Submitted by Pat Dicks _____________________________________________________________________________________

My life in southfork from a resident…….. March 13th, 1993, the “Storm of the Century” (no name storm) came through Southfork. I was lying in bed at 1:00am that morning and woke up to rain hitting my window so hard, it sounded like someone was throwing stones at it! The lamp in my bedroom was swinging side to side, startling me! I looked out the window and saw shingles flying by my house. I thought they were mine,,but they came off the next door neighbor’s house instead. Didn’t get any more sleep that night! That was when I lived at 10929 Prairie Drive—I’d lived there less than a year—moved in July of 1992. Other damages in the park included sheet metal from new construction torn off a carport. Don Reno, resident for 21 years.


Letter from former resident‌‌. We settled in Southfork in October of 1997. We had found the park the April prior; and had ordered our model after spending a day with Bill Weir running around thru the park and looking in all the models and it was ordered and ready for us in mid September. More than anything, I recollect all the vast spaces that we had on nearly every street (probably Mustang being the exception on the 'lower level' and that was about two-thirds full. It was such fun to watch the individual pieces of the places being pulled in, set down in one of the many 'fields' at the ends of the streets (in the case of Mesquite nearly all the street), and then they'd prepare the lots and move the pieces via a 'tractor' to the site where they would be installed! Everyone would congregate and watch - and we were so anxious to see all the 'new models and styles' as they went in. And of course as soon as they were stabilized together, we'd then put up step ladders to the nearest door and take our evening 'peeks' at them!! With the park less than half full at that time, we got to know all the new residents that were moving in - and coffee hour at the clubhouse meant a full room! Such great times; I especially enjoyed our breakfast outings that Elmer & Betty Morvatz would plan - we'd meet at the clubhouse and then be told where to congregate! There were fewer dinners, but they were also fun. When Tom & I were getting things 'settled' up at the office - there were other couples coming in at the same time --- Pete & Irene Lagosky, Betty & Bob Toney, and Dick & Pam Ambler. It was great getting to know each other, taking bus trips around and about (the tour bus from Z..hills would pick up right at the clubhouse) and we first got to see many places for the first time that way - including Cape Kennedy and Splendid China in Orlando! Great times; and everyone so excited to begin their retirement years! LIttle did we realize at that time just how quickly they'd go. Marge Morrison


THE DIRT PILE ‘Twas two days after the Big Move In, (March 7, 1996) and all through the house not a creature was stirring not even a mouse, (or a citrus rat, or a rabbit, or a cow, etc.). Carol in her kerchief and Jim in his cap had just settled down for a long nights nap, (after unpacking and putting away an endless amount of clothes, boxes and lots of “Stuff”). The boxes were stashed in the carport with care in hopes that the trash guy would take them from there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, they were in Tampa, not something we would dread. Having just settled down for this long deserved nap there arose such a howling I thought, “Now what the c—p”. I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter, what was causing all that clatter? I went to the door and looked outside, being careful not to awake my tired bride. The moon on the 50’ high dirt pile on the south side of our house showed that the wind was blowing out of the South. It blew the dirt into our carport and covered the glass, and I thought, “Kiss My Grits”. I drew in my head and went back to bed but the very next day I went up the hill, went into the office and talked to Bill. He was a jolly old guy and never upset. I said, “clean my house!” and he said, “you bet”. He paid for a pressure washing after the wind refrained and we all hoped it would not blow hard again. After months of new houses requiring the dirt, the pile diminished to the size of a squirt. So this is a history of one thing we went through. It tells a story of a dirt pile that grew. (from dirt taken to create the pond). After 17 years here it has turned out all right, and we end this short story with, “Merry Christmas to All, and to All a Good Night”.

Submitted by, Barb Christie


“Good Ole Days” I was asked to write a few lines about the “Good Ole Days” back in the beginning of “Ole Southfork”. How it was way back then with just a few of us here with no Association, no Womens Club, or anything and we made our own entertainment.. There were the Gobels, Dennisons, MCConnells. Elliotts, Stoever’s, Burriss, Hoops, VanDemarks then later came Beckers, Morvatz and there were no houses down below. We all started the Monday morning breakfast club and we would all meet to get together and go out for breakfast each Monday morning. Frank & Louise Dennison started this event and later the Elliotts, McConnells followed. We teamed up in cars and the Village Inn always saw us coming and that was our breakfast stop. Our first Halloween party was a big hit. We even went out to “Trick or Treat” to Jane & Bill Burriss’s house which was the place to go and you should have seen the costume that Ethel Becker wore!!!! The first Halloween party we had, we bought records to play for music. Would you believe we actually played musical chairs and talk about re-living your second childhood. I can remember dancing around the chairs and when the music stopped I fell into Glen Durocher’s lap, my arms around his neck and what a surprise that was. We went on scavenger hunts and you either ate, drank or wore what you found. Someone found a discarded bra and marched around the pool area in it and talk about partying folks….we did it all. We had hula dancers (the men) in grass skirts and leis, Dick Hoops and Smokey Stoever were the Grille men. The first Christmas party was at the Stoever’s house. Don Becker was the “Story Man” and kept us in stories all evening long. When it came to a party, we were “all for one and one for all” and we loved being together and that’s what counted. Just wish most of those residents could see and hear us now. Frank & Louise Dennison started our “breakfast pancakes” and the Elliotts bought our first set of dishes for the clubhouse. Many thanks to all who gave us some fun and pleasure. Most are all gone now but they will be remembered for a lot of fun and laughter. I remember Ethel Becker coming in for New Year’s wearing a diaper, top hat, high spike hills and a waistline top. She was our New Year’s baby. And over the years a heartfelt thank you to our 4 Santa Claus’s John Quain, Norman O’Rourke, Pat Grossi and Jim Peltier.

Submitted by, Willie Stoever


From another resident

John and I got married in 1995 and traveled for 1 year with our fifth wheel going from state to state, from New York to Texas, looking for a place to enjoy our retirement. When we saw the Southfork Community we were impressed to see how nice it looked. We stopped at the clubhouse expecting that it would be an expensive place to live, so we seen the manager, Bill Weir, who showed us the sign on the wall that said $138.00 per month which included Lawn Maintenance, a Heated Pool, Water, Sewer and Garbage collection twice a week. We were very impressed so Bill Weir took us around and we picked our lot and we wanted a corner lot. Bill Weir put a sign on the lot saying, reserved for the Quain’s of New York. We ordered our house and moved in July 2nd, 1996. The nice part of this is that we started to pay our lot rent only in January, 1997 because there was a promotion that if we bought a Palm harbor home we would also get a free washer and dryer. The rest is history and we have lived here happy ever since. John and Marielle Quain __________________________________________________________________

Just a few highlights of our Association

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The first newsletter was printed in December 1993. Incorporation of Association in Dec of 1993 The first phone directory printed in 1997 Hotdogs by the pool started in 2000 Membership approved/purchased sign on Wilds/Prairie in 2006


MEMORIES I HOPE ALL OF YOU ENJOYED READING AND ENJOYING SOME OF THE INFORMATION AND STORIES SUBMITTED ON OUR PAST 20 YEARS OF BEING HERE IN SOUTHFORK. It has been such a pleasure of being editor of this newsletter, past treasurer for 5 years, director for the past 2 years, putting together our phone directory, roving reporter via email and so many other things, I feel like Southfork has always been home and always will be. The history of the Southfork Association is so amazing and I have gained insight on what was and what we have become . We have got the best of all team players and the volunteers are amazing and we should all applaud the many endeavors by so many over the past 20 years. I want to take this opportunity to remember all who are no longer with us and who were the founders an organizers of the Southfork Mobile Homeowners Association. Where would we be today without them???? With all the many volunteers we have had in the past 20 years, this has made Southfork the best community to live and play in!!!

Thank You, Phyllis Grossi


Southfork News “For the Residents, by the Residents” Merry Christmas

December 2013

A Sunny Christmas

Christmas Past Each Christmas I remember The ones of long ago; I see our mantelpiece adorned With stockings in a row. Each Christmas finds me dreaming Of days that used to be, When we hid presents here and there, For all the family. Each Christmas I remember The fragrance in the air Of roasting turkey and mince pies And cookies everywhere.

Every year at Christmas time there’s not a sign of snow. Instead we spend our yuletide days in the sun's warm cheery glow. We have the best of Christmas things, The lights, the gifts, the bells, (And "snowbirds" who arrive en masse To fill our beach hotels and homes.) The glorious weather fits right in With our happy Christmas mood, And we can also walk and run Without having to be snow shoe’d. So don't feel bad for your (Dade City) friends who have no snow or ice. We think our sunny Christmas here is a holiday paradise!

Each Christmas finds me longing For Christmases now past, And I am back in childhood As long as memories last. ____________________________________________

Check Activities on the bulletin board in the clubhouse for anything scheduled after this newsletter is sent to print.

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year From your editor Phyllis Grossi

Newsletter 1


Newsletter Information Note, any information to be placed in the newsletter, must be submitted between the 1st and 15th of every month. Please contact the editor (Phyllis Grossi) at 567-6105, pkaygrossi@aim.com or drop off the information at 11150 Mesquite Dr. All newsletters can be viewed in color on the web site @ www.floridacommunities.com (click on Southfork at bottom of page.) Suggestion Box Suggestion Box is to be used to deposit, Annual Dues, Letters to the Board etc. All letters must be signed or they will not be honored. Office of Southfork 10808 U.S. 98, Dade City, Fl 33525 Phone: (352) 523-0022,

Fax: (352)523-0611

After Hours: (352)206-4080

_________________________________________________________________________ ASSOCIATION OFFICERS: President

Dot Cady

2012-2013

Vice President

Tom Geyer

2012-2013

Secretary

Carol Wild

2012-2013

Treasurer

Mike Gallagher

2012-2013

Directors: Phyllis Grossi

2012-2013

Jim McAdams

2012-2013

Harvey Barber

2013-2014

Roger Layne

2013-2014

Bill LaForest

2013-2014

Emergency CONTACT NUMBERS IN PASCO COUNTY (911) Pasco Cty Sheriff 352-521-5131

Dade City Police 352-521-1493

Hurricane Updates 800-427-8340

Dade City Hospital

352-521-1100


Sick List. Shirley Rouer Jim Barlett

Dan Shanbeck Don Pease

Anita Warschkow

Phil McPheron

Harold Hartman

Get Well Wishes To All! In Memoriam Great month and nothing to report

Our condolences to the family and friends! New Residents Charles (CHUCK) AND Linda Welch

11031 Ewing

Welcome to our Community of Southfork! Wedding

Anniversary

Gary & Rosanne Mentro

Dec 18 th

Bob & Wilma Thompson

Dec 18th

Dan & Ginger Shanbeck

Dec 24th

Mike & Faye Gallagher

Dec 31st

______________________________________________________________________________ I am looking for wedding anniversaries celebrated for each month of the year. We have so many in this community who have shown wedded bliss for so many years and we would like to acknowledge all. Please submit to me (Phyllis) by the 15th of each month so it can be shared by all.


from the Association President

Recently a member talked to me about expectations of our Association and felt we are not living up to those expectations. This concern has been expressed by others. There are at least two kinds of Associations…and are usually called the HOA or Homeowners Association (Lot rented) and Land Owned Associations (where each home owner pays property taxes, assessed for all maintenance and improvement costs). The main difference is found in whether the property/community is owned by the residents. A community owned by the residents have a management company. Their elected officers manage the property making all of the decisions in the operation of their park. That includes resident officers/managers raising the rent of lots not owned by a resident and charging service fees for maintenance for owners of their lots (re: enforcing the rules, such as telling their neighbors to power wash their homes, weed gardens etc.) and Country Aires Estates on 301 is an example. In our case, the property is entirely owned by a business and we lease our lots. The owners make all of the decisions regarding the operation of Southfork and we accepted their rules when we signed our lease. The owners/managers of land owned get to enforce those rules and we are fortunate to have the Heilers who have taken great pride in keeping Southfork a beautiful place to live and enforce the park rules and we just pay the lot rent.

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“CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE”

So why do we have an Association? Twenty years ago, the new residents wanted more than a new home in the growing park and knew then, everyone came with an opinion of what they expected. After many, many hours and legal advisement, Southfork Homeowners Association became a legal, non-profit organization, governed by the IRS, State of Florida and Pasco County. “And with by-laws voted on and in accordance with Roberts Rules of Order” the purpose of the organization was established and is listed here as:

1. To encourage and implement the fullest enjoyment of the facilities and privileges available to the members.

2. To inaugurate and promote recreational entertainment and cultural activities.

3. To encourage and promote friendly relations between members and with Park Manager and Park Owners.

So to all, I hope this answers a few concerns on what and why the Association is needed and who we are.

Have a great holiday and peace to all! Dot Cady


Application for Southfork Mobile Homeowners Association $20.00 per year, due in January

First/last Name ____________________________________________________________ Spouse/Other _____________________________________________________________ Address___________________________________________________________________ Phone Number _____________________________________________________________ Deposit in Association Suggestion box in the lobby of the clubhouse (Envelope stating Association Dues) or give to Carol Wild 11108 Maverick. ______________________________________________________________________________ Application for Southfork Women’s Club $5.00 per year, due in January

First/last Name_______________________________________________________________ Address ____________________________________________________________________ Phone Number_______________________________________________________________ Deposit in Women’s Suggestion box in the lobby (Envelope stating Women’s Club dues) Santa May Be Late! I’m writing this note to remind you, that inflation has taken away, the things that I hold most essential. My workshop, my reindeer, my sleigh and now I’m making my rounds on a Donkey. He’s old, he’s crippled, he’s slow………….So you’ll know if I don’t see you at Christmas, that I’m out on my Behind in the snow up North or the sand here in Florida!


Women’s Club

On November 6th, we had a great meeting with 41 ladies and 7 men attending. All the reports were read and approved. Mary Bolin spoke about the bazaar and everything is ready. We hope that this well be a success like in the past years. Mary also mentioned that we will have 24 bags to fill for the needy and explained what types of items were needed for each bag. We had a speaker from “SHINE:, Sue Simpson who spoke of many issues about Medicare and there were many good questions, asked and answered. Next month we are celebrating our Annual Christmas party and we will be going to Golden Corral at 11am after the monthly meeting. We decided instead of a gift exchange for everyone to bring $10.00 and we will have a raffle. Money collected, half will go to our charity fund and the other half will be raffled off to the members attending and participating. On Feb 5th, we will have a Fashion Show and we need 6 models. Any member interested, please contact Marielle. We will raffle off a ‘FREE MONTH OF RENT” and you don’t have to be present to win. The tickets are on sale now for $8.00 each, See you at the clubhouse on December 4th for our regular meeting and then we will go to the Golden Corral following the meeting. Marielle


WELCOME BACK SNOWBIRDS AND NEIGHBORS Bingo party on Wednesday, December, 18th December is upon us and in the last month of the year we want to have the year 2013 go out in a party style with gifts, refreshments, great company and great winning prizes to be given out. The bingo doors open at 5:15pm and bingo starts at 6:30pm. Come early to get your bingo sheets because our first game of the evening is a 50/50 played on sheets with half the money going to some lucky person. The other 50/50 is given out before the bingo games start with a purchase of 3 stubs for $1.00 with the winner getting ½ of the money collected and then 4 other winners are picked and each receives a free special. Besides these 2 50/50’s, we have specials and regular games and we even have a horse race which is paid out on the last game of the evening. No matter what you hear our bingo is the best around and you can have fun along with winning some of our great prizes. You will hear bells and whistles on certain numbers called and of course you get the people who win weekly and on their 3rd winning bingo of the evening you will hear the (boo’s) which is all in good fun. So come and join us for a night of fun and hopefully luck. If you never played there are many who will show and guide you through the evening. We are here to help and interact with our neighbors! COME JOIN US!


SOUTHFORK ‘S FAMOUS BREAKFAST’S ARE BACK!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7th @ 8AM TO 9AM $3.00 PER PERSON MENU INCLUDES: Pancakes (plain or blueberry), SCRAMBLED EGGS SAUSAGE PATTIES, COFFEE, TEA AND ORANGE JUICE.


Picture Directory Harvey Barber and myself had a meeting with the company (Life Touch) who will be taking all photos for our photo directory and we have the scheduled dates. We are imploring all of you to take advantage of this project and it is no cost to anyone. Everyone will be receiving a free 8 x 10 photo. These directories will only be given out to those who have their picture taken as a token and good gesture of the company. It would be too costly to give everyone in the community a copy of the book, so please take advantage of this opportunity and help us to make this a success.. We were told that photos can be taken with any relative or other family members, single or double portraits and "pets" if you like. If you any questions on this please do not hesitate to ask. For all of our shut in's or those without cars to come to the clubhouse for picture taking, we can make arrangements for you to be picked up and brought back home. If we have more than 150 people respond they will make more dates available in January and February. Here are the dates and it will be first come, first serve for the earlier dates. We were also told that the first setting may have pictures in time for Christmas, no guarantee, and they do have cards available to send to family members in the case of a delay in delivery. Prices will be available in case you want to purchase any pictures. Dates are as listed and the photos will be taken in the card room at the clubhouse: Friday, Dec 13th from 12 noon until 7pm Saturday, Dec 14th from 10am to 5pm Tuesday, Dec 17th from 12 noon to 7pm Wednesday, Dec 18th, from 9am to 3pm Tuesday, January 2014, from 12 noon to 7pm Wednesday, January 29th, 2014, from 9am to 3pm. Please note that the card room will be unavailable on these dates because of the equipment, photos taken etc. Please send the dates (ASAP) that interest you to Phyllis Grossi @ pkaygrossi@aim.com, or call me at 567-6105. I will also have a sign up sheet which will be up on the board. Thanks everyone, Harvey Barber and Phyllis Grossi


HAPPY 20TH ANNIVERSARY SOUTHFORK HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION This is a perfect month to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Association during the month of the Christmas holidays and making it a festive month to be living here in Southfork. Come join us on December 10th for a fun night, and remembering and celebrating all the many volunteers, past and present who have helped make what we are today, a fun, loving, active community. Yes, we by no means are a perfect community with some political disagreements along the way, but with so few of those we kept right on playing and enjoying our family of friends. So on this special Tuesday evening, bring your own snacks and beverages and come and listen to entertainment we have provided for you. Here below is listed a little about the entertainers……………… ELLA AND JT Jim Taylor, on vocals, guitar and keyboard. Ella Staples on vocals and percussion with music from all of our past lifetime. Do you remember how to do the “Chicken Dance”, “Electric Slide” or maybe “The Beer Barrel Polka”? Those were the fun times and we want to also remember those “Good Ole Day”. They encourage dancing to their musical renditions. An enjoyable evening awaits us. Come and join us on the memorable occasion!!!!!


ANGEL TREE Sponsored by, SF Homeowners Assoc Our Angel Tree is in the Clubhouse with a white angel perched on the top. There are a total of 133 angels of which 20 of them are for the homebound here in Southfork and the other 113 angels are for the residents of a local nursing home. This nursing home was so overjoyed in hearing that their residents will be receiving a gift from people who care and they could not thank us enough for caring. 1.. At the clubhouse, paper cut angels will hang on the tree , please feel free to take one or more!!! 2.. Each angel is marked either (man or woman) approx.( $5.00 to $10.00 per gift can be purchased). It can be games, personal items, lap quilts or anything else you think appropriate (no food items or sweets). 3. Start this on November 28tht and deadline is Saturday Dec 21st. Bring the gifts and place under the angel tree in time for our Christmas Golf Cart sing a long and parade with caroling along the way on Dec 21st. Delivery will be made to the shut ins that evening.. (PS‌carts do not have to be decorated.) 4. All gifts are to be Christmas wrapped by the person picking the angel. Please attach the “angelâ€? to this gift so we will know if it is for a man or woman.

Thank you so very much and have a great holiday!


NEW YEAR’S EVE AT SOUTHFORK DECEMBER 31, 2013

Come join us on New Year’s Eve at the Clubhouse for an evening of good music – good food – good friends – hats, balloons and noise makers. WHEN: Dec 31st from 8:00pm until ?? (as long as we can all stay awake). MUSIC: Featuring Bobby K and the Kruisers. They were at our park last April and they received a standing ovation from all attending. FOOD: A finger-food buffet will be served around 9:00 – 9:30pm. There will be a little of something for everyone. COST: $15.00 per person which includes music – food – and all the fun.

NOTE: If anyone can get together a table of eight (8) people, you will be able to reserve your own table. Also, note that this is a BYOB event. For tickets contact: Tom Geyer – Harvey Barber – Jim MCAdams ______________________________________________________________________________

Deck The Hall Friday, December 6th, 4pm

This will be a time the hall will be decorated for Christmas and it will be a Wine and Cheese party. If interested, please contact Dot Cady for more info.


Time: 4p.m. until 5:30p.m. Starting Dec 4th

(Every Wednesday afternoon, unless weather prohibits) MENU Hamburg, Cheeseburg, Hot Dogs, Chips, Soda and Water

Desserts when available, donations are appreciated.

Come and enjoy a great time with your friends and meet new residents at the pool area.


VERTERANS DAY CELEBRATION

Color Guard

Southfork Veterans


Southfork Ambulance Program Annual Meeting December 13 ,2013,

11am, clubhouse

The ambulance program at Southfork Mobile Home Community is an independent program designed to aid with Pasco County EMT billings. This program is not affiliated with the Homeowners Association.. Any resident of Southfork Community is eligible to join the organization at a rate of $15.00 per year. The meeting is open to all residents. At this meeting , we will accept replacement nominations for any vacating officers. A financial review of the year with expenses will be presented. The Board will submit a plan for a fundraiser in 2014. We may also vote on increasing our benefits. Both new and renewing membership fees are due from Dec 1 -31. We owe a large “Thank You� to our members who provided items to sell at the carport sale, and to Jo Bellows for selling them. Submitted by, Jim McAdams ______________________________________________________________________________

CHRISTMAS DINNER WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25TH 4 PM Come join us for your Christmas dinner . All you have to do is bring a dish to pass (enough to serve 8) and your selves. This is an annual event and with so many having family so far away, a time to enjoy dinner with your Southfork family. Please see sign up sheet on the bulletin board at the clubhouse. If any questions, please contact, Dot Cady. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!


Christmas Golf Cart Parade Saturday, Dec 21st, 5pm Come one, come all, and join with all of your friends and neighbors to our Christmas Golf Cart parade. We would like to see decorated carts but that is not a must because we want everyone to come out and enjoy the evening with all of us. We will be caroling through the entire park and along the way we will be stopping to visit all of the residents who cannot get out and drop off a Merry Christmas gift from our angel tree participants. Just meet us there and we will be waiting. Thank you and sponsored by the Homeowners Association. ___________________________________________________________________

ANNUAL HAND AND FOOT TOURNAMENT SATURDAY, JANUARY 18th, 2014 AT 11AM.

There will be cash prizes and deadline for signing up is January 13th, 2014. Entry fee is $5.00 per person in advance. Tables of 4 only, first come, first serve! Please check bulletin board at the Clubhouse for the sign up sheet. All entrants, please bring a finger food. Any questions, please contact Phyllis Grossi @567-6105


Let me Do That Housecleaning ($10 per hr), Laundry/Ironing, Painting, Landscaping ($15 per hour), Window Washing, Snowbird Peace of Mind,any other odd jobs. Sherry Morvatz C 999-2949, H 437-4782 Let Me Fix That Car Detailing, Minor Plumbing Repair, Minor Electrical Repair, Minor Structural Repair, Minor Roof Repair, Window Screen repair, Ceramic Tile Installation, Laminate Floor Installation, Gutter Cleaning, Pressure Washing, Solar Tube Installation, Skylight Installation. Jim Morvatz C 843-2222713 H. 437-4782

Pressure Washing

Home Help

See Andy @Clubhouse

Looking for home help or just taking care of those annoying things— cooking, cleaning, laundry or errands. Nothing too big or small, inside or outdoors. Call Ruth @352-807-1337 at $10.00 per hour.

$65.00 per house, $25.00 for Green side only Avon: Catalogs are available. Call Tanya or Bobby 567-7125 tbhahnfl@yahoo.com

________________________ Chlorophyll (Body Healer)

Dog Sitting

For information, call Bob & Mable Ianson, 5213859. rlianson@embarqmail.co m

My name is Tom Martini and a new resident. I will do any dog sitting either in my home or yours and my reference is Dr Blake Vet Hospital.

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Call @ 352-467-0929

Will rake your lawn @ $5.00 per bag.

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Bobby Hahn 567-7125 ________________________


Weekly Calendar of Events Sunday

Church of Your Choice…”May I” card game @6pm

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Coffee Hour @8am…Line Dance @10am…Poker @12 noon (Fall/Winter) Men’s Shuffleboard @1pm… Hand & Foot @6pm Euchre @6:30pm

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Trash Pickup AM…(Fall/Winter) Mixed Shuffleboard @9am… Exercise @10:30am…Sequence @1pm…(Fall/Winter) Men’s Shuffleboard @1pm…(Fall/Winter) Ladies Shuffleboard @3pm Bowling (Zephyrhills) @noon…Dble Pinochle @6pm…Men’s Poker @5:00pm

___________________________________________________________________ Wednesday

Blue bag Trash pickup 1st & 3rd Wednesday…Men’s Golf @7am… Quilting @9am…(Fall/Winter) Bridge @1pm…(Fall/Winter) Men’s Shuffleboard @1pm…Bingo@6:30pm, doors open @5:30pm

__________________________________________________________________ Thursday

Hand & Foot @9am…Dominoes @1pm…(Fall/Winter) Men’s Shuffleboard @1pm…(Fall/Winter) Ladies Shuffleboard @3pm Men’s Poker @5:00pm…”Alley” Board game @6pm

_________________________________________________________________ Friday

Trash pickup… (Fall/Winter) Mixed Shuffleboard @9am…Exercise @10:30am…(Fall/Winter) Men’s Shuffleboard @1pm… Poker @12noon

______________________________________________________________________ Saturday

“TOPS” Weight Loss @9am…Mixed Poker @4:45pm…”65” game @7pm


Dec 4th (Wed) Women’s Club, 9:30am & 11am @ Golden Corral for Christmas Luncheon! Dec 4th (Wed)

Hotdogs by the Pool 4pm to 5:30pm

Dec 6th

Social Men’s monthly breakfast @IHOP @9am

(Fri)

Dec 6th (Fri)

Deck the Halls, wine & cheese party , 4pm

Dec 7th (Sat)

Pancake Breakfast 8 to 9am

Dec 10th (Tues)

20th anniversary party of Assoc, 7 to 10pm Bring your own snacks and Refreshments. Entertainment from 7pm to 9pm

Dec 16th (Mon)

Assoc Officer/Directors meeting 9am

Dec 21st (Sat)

Christmas Golf Cart parade, (Bring you angel tree wrapped gifts) 5pm Rain date, Sunday, Dec 22nd

Dec 25th (Wed)

Christmas Dinner (see sign up sheet) 4pm

Dec 31st (Tues) New Year’s Eve party

8pm to 12:15am

**NOTE** Don’t forget to sign up for the picture directory. Any questions, please call Phyllis Grossi


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