Southfork News “FOR THE RESIDENTS, BY THE RESIDENTS” Have a great month!
March One Green Leaf
One leaf fell from a tall, tall tree and subtly kissed gnarled roots beneath; a lover’s kiss below sunned-sheath of greenest leaves, a jubilee. One spiraling leaf brought playful mirth to sullen earth of trodden dirt. A flight of hopeful shades of spring, for hard, hard ground, an offering One leaf dressed in a sparkling jade glided with grace to green grass blades and rested near a bubbling brook, then waited for warm breeze that shook its flirty skirt on green, green glade. An arc of bright green canopy warmed my heart in bluest mood, and one leaf blew a kiss from you. It twirled and pranced and floated by, then with a touch it came to lie green in my hand, a dear surprise. Like emerald hills of Irish tales, I marveled at how one leaf sailed green In my hand that blue, blue day, a kiss from you on Patty’s Day The gray clouds parted shining green, a beauty like I’d never seen. Author unknown
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ASSOCIATION OFFICERS: President
Directors: Ron White
Emergency CONTACT NUMBERS IN PASCO COUNTY (911) Pasco Cty Sheriff 352-521-5131
Dade City Police 352-521-1493
Hurricane Updates 800-427-8340
Sheriff non-emerg 727-847-8102
Southfork office 352-523-0022
After Hours 352-206-4080
Sick/Prayer List. Leonard Taylor
Betty Leonard Barb Gerrish Robert Toney Anita Warschkow
Mel Kinney Larry Ruffner Get Well Wishes To All! In Memoriam Nancy Hite
Resident passed away
Resident passed away Our condolences to the family and friends! New Residents No new residents added this month. Welcome to our Community of Southfork! Wedding
Kerry & Sandy Stoddard
Richard and Gail Moore
Bill and Peggy Lare
John and Mariele Quain
______________________________________________________________________________ Riddle of the Month Answer will be on another page of this newsletterâ€Ś.
Riddleâ€Ś.. What kind of nut has no shell?
Bob Roe Betty Taylor Louella Green Shirley Durocher
Donna Elder Richard Ricks Pat Dicks Julie Solomon
Jean Matala Sherrie Glatfelter Bobby Hahn Marcia Mayer
Linda Dickinson Barb Christie Mary Freund Bill Walker
Starting each month there will be a listing of people celebrating birthdays. I will have a listing for each month of the newsletter so please forward to me at email@example.com the month/day of any birthday.
MEET & GREET New Managers Article and photoâ€™s submitted by Kathy Gallick Kim and Kevin, new management, new ideas, thank you so much for such an informative meeting. We had a full house this a.m meeting and interacting with our new managers. As Kevin mentioned, "no issue is too small to be addressed, our door is always open, no need to knock." Our management seems very open for questions and issues. I myself feel very comfortable with them at "the helm." Wishing you the best of luck with your new positions and Welcome to Southfork. I feel 10 years just might not be long enough. Our community is strong, we will work together and God Bless America.
from Tomâ€™s desk.
AS I AM WRITING THIS I AM THINKING ABOUT OUR GREAT WINTER WE HAVE HAD. SURE WE HAD SOME CHILLY DAYS BUT THE SUN WAS OUT MOST DAYS. AND COMPARE THAT TO THE NORTH WHERE I AM FROM. NOT TO MANY SUNNY DAYS IN THE WINTER AND COLD. WE HAVE SEVERAL THINGS PLANNED FOR MARCH SO BE CHECKING THE BIG SIGN AND THE LITTLE SIGN AND THE NEWS LETTER. WE NEED MORE PEOPLE TOO JOIN IN OUR ACTIVITIES, AFTER ALL THIS IS YOUR PARK. IF YOU HAVE AN ACTIVITY IN THE CLUB HOUSE OR AT THE PAVALION PLEASE CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR SELF. IT IS TIME TOO CHECK YOUR HOUSE FOR MOLD AND CLEAN IT. ALSO CLEAN UP YOUR YARD. I KNOW THE LEAVES ARE A MESS, BUT IF THEY ARE NOT CLEANED UP THEY CAN CHOKE OUT THE GRASS. PLEASE BAG YOU LEAVES . DO NOT RAKE THEM INTO THE STREET AS THEY WILL BLOW INTO YOUR NEIGHBOR. HAVE A GREAT DAY. TOM
SATURDAY, March 4th @ 8AM TO 9AM $3.50 PER PERSON MENU INCLUDES: Hash Brown Patties, Scrambled Eggs, Ham or Sausage, Toast or Biscuit, Coffee, Tea and O.J. Take home is available. Can’t get to the clubhouse? We will deliver! Contact, Tom Robinson…..Cell 1-540-529-8247
Sponsored by Southfork Mobile Home Association MARCH 16TH, 2017,
TIME: 10 AM
$5.00 entry fee per player
It’s that time of year again here in Southfork and the Annual Mixed Shuffleboard Tournament will be in full swing. The 2017 Tournament will be held on Thursday, March 16th. Shufflers to be on site at 9:30am and Tournament starts at 10am. The teams will consist of 16 ladies and 16 men. Please sign up on the sheet in the clubhouse if you are interested in playing. Cash Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners. Hotdogs, Soda and Water and Desserts will be served to all! Maybe more of you, after seeing the great fun the entrants are having, will come and join the teams on a daily basis. Check the newsletter in the activities section for days and times for both the men’s and women’s days of playing.. We hope to see all of you for this great annual event as players and spectators.
Any questions, please contact: Les Meyers
February Meeting The meeting was opened with the salute to the flag and a moment of silence remembering Nancy Hite who passed away. There was a special recognition of the 2016 officers read.
. Secretary and Treasurer's were approved as
The Quilters reported the plans for articles for the Bazaar. It was voted to give $100.00 for materials. Plans for the SOUP SUPPER were reviewed. New activities: Donna Elder has created a Welcome to Southfork invitation to new residents. "Thinking of You" cards will be sent to Southfork ladies who are shut in. Jean Bittman will call on Southfork residents in nursing homes.
Willie Stoever received the first "Certification of Appreciation " for many years of to the Women's Club and Southfork.
Valentines decorations and lovely buffet was served by Diane Unger, Kathy Myers, Nancy McCallan and Lynda Adams. Corner Stone, a Dade City agency who serves Women In Need. There is a container in the Clubhouse for needed BABY items. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1 at 9:30 meeting will be the: CELEBRATING ST. PATRICK 'S DAY by WEARING OF GREEN!
Dot Cady, Carol Withbeck, Lynda Adams and Shirley Hood. 2017 Officers
Southfork Entertainment Presents
Rich Wilson March 21st, 2017 @7pm Tickets @ $7.50 each
Musical Memories is a show with entertainer Rich Wilson that features a variety of musical styles to please a mixed audience. The show contains Pop Standards, Country, Gospel, Oldies along with some humor and lots of smiles! Music made famous by Elvis, Engelbert Humperdinck, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Johnny Ray, Neil Diamond and many more! This is the show Rich has performed throughout Florida over the past three years and people have raved about it each year. It is a self- contained one-man show and something you donâ€™t want to miss..
Any questions, contact Jim McAdams
Returning TO SOUTHFORK”,
“CAHAL DUNNE” TUESDAY, March 28th, 2017, 7PM $7.50 per person!
This man is entertainment at its finest. Cahal is known as “IRELAND’S HAPPY MAN”. Cahal Dunne has appeared on the David Letterman show, PBS, Entertainment Tonight and has performed for several American Presidents. Cahal Dunne’s Irish humor and songs are not to be missed. He will be dressed in green (maybe) and we will be talking green thereafter, not that I am partial to Irish. For those who attended his last performance in Southfork, not enough could be said how great a performer he is. His stories and songs will regale us all evening and will be entertained royally.
Sponsored by Southfork Association.
Contact Jim McAdams if any questions and tickets.
RECYCLE DINNER March 11, 2017 (4 pm) It’s that time of year again to thank all of you who place their paper and cans in back in the RV section behind Brahman Drive. We call this a “Recycle” dinner because the funds used to put on this dinner come from recycling aluminum cans and newspaper and cardboard in our park. The containers are in the storage lot. We did not have a “recycle” dinner last year because we did not have enough funds. We urge everyone to use the recycling bins. This event is FREE for all residents of Southfork Mobile Home Park. The dinner will be Bratwurst sandwiches, Bag of chips, soda, Cake and Ice Cream. It will take place at the clubhouse.
IMPORTANT: A must is required for a sign-up so we know how many to expect and buy food for. So please come and enjoy the friendship of neighbors and friends and this is our way of thanking everyone for placing their cans and paper for recycling in the bins and this also helps to defer any costs incurred during the year!
SOUTHFORK CINEMA, Tuesday March 14th, 7:00pm Our next Tuesday Night Movie will be Mar 14th @ 7:00pm. Join us in the clubhouse for this exciting movie.. “Sully” The “CineBistro will continue serving all you can eat popcorn for 25 cents and ice cream for $.50 a bowl.. You are welcome to bring your own beverages. There’s plenty of seating but feel free to bring your own comfy chair! Don’t forget, we take requests!!! Something you want to see? Just let us know
Release Date: Sep 09, 2016 Rated: For some peril and brief strong language. Runtime: 1 hr. 36 min. Genres: Drama Director:Clint Eastwood
Cast:Tom Hanks, Laura Linney, Aaron Eckhart, Autumn Reeser, Sam Huntington. Full cast + crew
Tom Hanks stars in this portrait of airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, which depicts his successful emergency landing of an Airbus A320 on the Hudson River in January 2009. In the aftermath of this unprecedented and heroic feat, the traumatized pilot must endure second-guessing by investigators, the weight of sudden fame, and his own doubts about his actions that...more
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIME AT 7:00PM. THIS IS BECAUSE DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS ON MARCH 12TH
Lasagna Dinner & Dance Article and pictures submitted by Kathy Gallick
KUDOS, KUDOS, KUDOS to our HOA, Activities Committee and Entertainment Committee for a most enjoyable evening Feb. 7. Thanks to our preparers, servers, cleaner-up-ers and all who participated in a wonderful evening. A Lasagna dinner was served, salad, garlic bread and a delicious dessert, soda drinks and coffee was provided. After a delicious dinner, we were entertained by Miller and Mark, neighbors from Grove Ridge. As Billy Crystal would say, They Were Marvelous. Classic songs from the 30's right on up through the decades. Dancing, was fun, threw in some Country for our Line Dancers. Again, thanks for all the hard work and commitment into making Southfork great community in which to reside.
God Bless America
2017 HAND AND FOOT TOURNAMENT
On Saturday January 21, 2017 the 9th Annual Hand & Foot Tournament was held. There were 7 tables of players and 3 full tables of finger food. Everyone brought a feast of goodies including sandwiches, various entrees and desserts. Coffee was served. Between games and during the games, everyone took advantage and munched on all the goodies. There was a lot of anxiety at first and everyone was quiet, but once everyone was seated and the game started, you could hear the giggles, chatter, and laughter starting, then the fun began. Craig and Carol check in of the entrants and passing out the rules with seat position's for each contestant. Both Craig and Carol Whitbeck did all the verifying of the sheets and totaling them to make sure all was correct and to see who all the winners were. I also want to thank Craig kept the coffee flowing, and helping with the food tables where it was needed. Also, I want to thank all the contestants who helped in the cleanup after the event. Tournament Winners 2017 , totaling $190.00 Each Player received a cash reward for their score. 1st Place: Phyllis Grossi and Carol Albers $ 35.00 27,865points 2nd Place: Bob Sanborn and Carolyn McAdams $ 25.00 27,570 points 3rd Place: Jane Martins and Shirley Smith $ 20.00 24,760 points 4th Place: Donna Elder and Rich Unger
$15.00 24,410 points
A big thanks to everyone who entered the tournament, brought food or helped in any way. It was a huge success and everyone is looking forward to next year already. A successful event is only when you have great participation. Craig & Carol Whitbeck
2017 HAND AND FOOT TOURNAMENT WINNERS
Phyllis Grossi & Carol Albers
3RD PLACE : Jane Martin & Shirley Smith
7 TABLES OF PLAYERS AND A GREAT SELECTION OF GOODIES AND FINGER FOOD FOR EVERYONE.
2ND PLACE: Bob Sanborn & Carolyn McAdams
4TH PLACE: Donna Elder & Rich Unger
Euchre Tournament…….Feb 11, 2017 Submitted by, Marielle Quain On Feb 11 we had our 1st Euchre Tournament with 24 players who played 120 hands and it was a lot of fun. At noon we stopped to eat with a lot of delicious finger food and sloppy joes.
We had 6 winners…..1st place, Mary Freund, 2nd place, Linda Dickinson, 3rd place, Burt Case. Hollis Adams and John Kuehl shared the Euchre money and Howard Dickinson had a prize for the most loners. Thanks everyone for making this such a fun day.
Submitted by Kathy Gallick
Throw Back Southfork, 2009. Well I believe we all recognize our HOA president, Tom Geyer and his lovely bride Judy. Glad all is again well in the Geyer home. Thanks for all you do.
Could that possibly be the Southfork Jammers at it again? I believe it is. I believe there are also some Trashy Tourists in that group. Aggie, Dixie, Mary Joe, Diane, Shirley, yours truly, and Mel. Boy, we were good!
Jammers at it again, and those tourists, Dixie, and could that be Marvin playing that wash basin again. Love the overalls. Always a fun day!
To all those kind people who said a prayer, called to offer help, sent a meal or who helped us out in any way when I wasn’t feeling well, Ron and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You’ll never know how much it meant to us and re-enforced our belief that Southfork is a great place to live! Ron & Mary White
By now, some of you heard that Nancy Hite passed away on January 17,2017 at the Southern Pines Nursing Home in New port Richey where she was for 4 weeks. She was a wonderful friend to us and always put a smile on our faces. I called her nurse Nancy, because she always knew what to do to help me and she loved feeding stray animals. Nancy was the youngest of 10 children and she had 5 wonderful step-children that she called her children along with 11 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Her family made sure she had the “green coffin” she wanted. So Bobby and I say farewell with heavy hearts to Nancy and will always remember her with a smile. With love, Tanya and Bobby
Christmas Card covers
Many thanks to all the residents of Southfork who contributed to the greeting card cover collection. I counted close to 1300 covers. Special thanks to those who only sent the covers--that saves me lots of time. Keep on collecting. I will do this again as long as the mission needs them. Carol Barnett.................... Remember to change your clocks on March 12th. Spring ahead by one
Important Info needed
All Current Residents should continue to notify me of any changes to name, address or phone# and also include wedding anniversary & Birthday date (month & day only). All New Residents should contact me with correct address information so I can update our records and that the phone directory has correct information. Deadline yearly to submit is December 1st and the new directories are available usually by February/March. E-Mail Address, If you would like to be in on the mass mailing I send out every now and then regarding a death of a resident or something major happening in the area and it cannot wait until the next newsletter, then please send me your email address @ firstname.lastname@example.org FaceBook group, look us up and do a search looking for “you know you are from southfork when” and at the top of the page hit either “like” or “join” and I will add you into this group. This is a daily group interaction on anything from weather, events and whatever else you want to talk about. This site is only for Southfork residents and a closed group which no one else can view.
Thanks, Phyllis G. ___________________________________________________________________
Cleaning out your Freezer and Refrigerator And Cupboards
All you "Snowbirds" and others cleaning out your cupboards, freezer and refrigerator. "DayStar" in Dade City will take all items whether they were opened or not and they give out food to the needy daily. They have large freezers and refrigerators and can use all the food that can be donated. You can also contact Isabel Wirth here in the community because she is in charge of that at Daystar. Don't throw anything away because it all can be used.
LIBRARY The Library is for the entire community to use and we would like to ask a favor of all of you.
First of all, we need Book Ends like the old metal kind or whatever you have that we can use to hold the books on the shelves. It would be greatly appreciated and you can just leave them in the Library or contact Katie Bellnier The other favor we would like to ask all of you is about the depositing of Thrift Store items in the library. Please, please do not bring any of those items except books to the library. If you have any items like that please bring them to DayStar in Dade City. They resale the items and turn the money into purchasing food for the needy. The Library is for the depositing of books only. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Katie Bellnier @ 437-4580 and you can ask what can or can’t be placed in the Library.
Phone Directory Just a reminder ………… Hopefully by the time this newsletter is out the phone directories for year 2017 will have arrived. So, when you go to pay your rent, stop and pick up your copy. Also, if any errors or corrections need to be made, I can make them but they will not show until next February 2018 when the next book comes out. Remember, each year the deadline for additions/corrections must be made by December 1st. Thanks, Phyllis Grossi email@example.com
PS New residents, all phone info must be submitted to Phyllis Grossi to be placed in the directory.
Are You Suffering from Acid Reflux Disease? If you have heartburn more than twice each week, you may have acid reflux disease. Join us for a presentation about acid reflux disease with Brenda Mattson, RN. Refreshments will be provided.
Friday, March 3
Brenda Mattson, RN Clinical Coordinator
10:00 am to 11:00 am Southforkâ€™s Clubhouse
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Who loves auctions? New address for the Dade City Auction will be held at the VFW in Dade City at 12735 VFW Rd, Dade City 33525. It is off of 52 and just down from the High School. Preview for the auction is 5pm and starts promptly at 6pm on Thursdays. Food and Beverages available through the VFW. Contact: Patty Grossi Crowe for further info at 215-534-7256
___________________ Avon: Catalogs are available. Call Tanya or Bobby 567-7125 firstname.lastname@example.org ______________________
Jerry’s Handyman Services
I am a master electrician offering the following services: Electrical, Pressure Washing, Gutter Cleaning, Minor Plumbing. Also, transportation to or from Orlando/Tampa airports as well as the Tampa Train/Bus stations. Jerry McClellan 11040 Maverick Drive Home: (352) 240-3395 Cell: (352) 999-2908 ___________________ Gary’s Handyman Service Painting – Plumbing Drywall – Flooring Power wash & More Gary Sanborn 352-206-3773 Help Available Keep the sunshine in your life. Let me help. In home care by retired nurse, reasonable rates, flexible hours. Personalized, Healing Touch massages available. Call Jeanne for your individual assessment. 352-437-5139.
Homecare Do you need help with daily living? Did an illness or procedure limit your ability to care for yourself? I have over 30 years experience helping people in their homes. I am a qualified HHA/CNA and homemaker that will assist you with daily living for very reasonable rates. References available upon request. For more information call (352) 567-7702 Ask for Maureen ____________________
Southfork Maint. I am available for many different jobs. No job too big or too small. Pressure Washing $65.00 North Side of House $25.00 Gutters - $25 to $40.00 Plumbing $35.00 and up Paint-Ceiling fansOutlets and so much more. Please leave a message at 813-5082805 and I will return your call ASAP. Andy Davidson _________________
Weekly Calendar of Events Sunday Church of Your Choice…”May I” card game @6pm ________________________________________________________________ Monday
Coffee Hour @8am… (Fall/Winter) Men’s Shuffleboard @1pm… Hand & Foot @6pm Euchre @6pm…TOPS (take off pounds sensibly)@10am
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…Yarn Hookers @2:30pm… Poker 2pm
Recycling pickup 1st & 3rd Wednesday…… Quilting @9am… Bridge @1pm… Men’s Shuffleboard @1pm Bingo@6:30pm, doors open @3:30pm, sales @5pm, early bird 5:30pm
Poker @3:30pm _________________________________________________________________ Thursday
Hand & Foot @9am…Dominoes @1pm…(Fall/Winter) Men’s Shuffleboard @1pm…(Fall/Winter) Ladies Shuffleboard @3pm Poker @5:00pm…”Alley” Board game @6pm…
Trash pickup… (Fall/Winter) Mixed Shuffleboard @9am…Exercise @10:30am…(Fall/Winter) Men’s Shuffleboard @1pm…
WII FIT @9am _____________________________________________________________________ Saturday
”65” game @6pm…Poker @5pm…Community Weigh to Go @Falcon Hall @Blue Jay 9am Poker @1pm
Mar 1st (Wed)
Women’s Club 9:30am (bring 2 cans food for needy)
Mar 3rd (Fri)
Men’s Breakfast 9am (smitty’s)
Mar 3rd (Fri)
Health Seminar 10am
Mar 4th (Sat)
Pancake Breakfast 8am to 9am
Mar 11th (Sat)
Recycling Dinner 4pm (sign up sheet at clubhouse)
Mar 12th (Sun)
Card Bingo 6pm (bring $2.00 in dimes)
Mar 14th (Tue)
Movie night 7:00 pm (note change of time)
Mar 16th (Thur)
Mar 17th (Fri)
Men’s Breakfast 9am (smitty’s)
Mar 20th (Mon)
Board Members 9am
Mar 21st (Tue)
Rich Wilson entertainer
Mar 26th (Sun)
Card Bingo 6pm (bring $2.00 in dimes)
Mar 27th (Mon)
Association Meeting 9am (Last one for the season)
Mar 28th (Tue)
Cahal Dunne entertainer
Answer to riddle on page 3 is (Doughnut)
Hotdogs/Hamburgs by the pool every Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm