Laurel Estates Newsletter Visit us on the web at www.laurelestates.com April 2015 LAUREL ESTATES TRASH AND TREASURE SALE Submitted by Larry Smith Thank you to all for making this year’ss sale the most profitable ever! Our profit was $5,095.99. A special thank you goes to all who picked up and moved items, our bakers, and those who worked the sale. We could not do this without your support. A huge thank you to Joyce Crites and her kitchen crew for the delicious food served. served We will begin picking up items for the next sale in the fall. Starting with the upcoming season, we will no longer accept sleeper sofas or the old heavy TV sets. Larry, Sharon, Tom and Sue Life Touch EASTER FOOD COLLECTION Submitted by Phil Trexler Submitted by Earl Harvey It has been five years since our last resident directory was done. We are again contracting with Life Touch to do the directory for us in January or February 2016. Look for further information in the November newsletter. The Easter Food Collection has now started. Please Help. We need foods that are non-perishable. perishable. Boxes for food will be at the clubhouse and at the carport of my home. The last day of the collection will be June 1st. Thank you in advance for your help. Penalty free DUES DEADLINE is April 1st RECYCLING ALUMINUM CANS, CANS PAPER AND CARDBOARD You must pay your dues if you want to vote at the annual meeting!! Dues for the 2015 season ($18 for two person . household; $13 for one person household and $5 for each renter) will be collected at the home of Sharon Smith (2799 Deerfield Dr.). Please call to be certain she is home! Dues paid after April 1st will incur an additio additional $1. Please flatten cardboard rdboard boxes before placing them in the recycling bin. The last “full” bin produced a check of $22.76. Too many boxes took up the space and we got less money than usual. No plastic bags or bottles in the can bin, please! This bin is NOT for plastic bags. CAROL & JOHNNY Carol & Johnny will entertain us with a variety show on April 9th from 7:15 to 8:45. We will be opening this show to our neighbors in other parks. Posters will be placed in the clubhouse. Tickets ($5) will only be available at the door. Come early to get good seats. RED HAT MATTERS Our 5th event took place Thursday, April 12th, in the Dolphin Room at the Shell Factory to celebrate our 10th Anniversary. The party was hosted by the Wisconsin Gals. 23 attended and all received a nice gift. It was a great afternoon enjoyed by all. Thank you, Gals. Our 6th event took place April 20th at the Moose Lodge for all Red Hat Gals. 14 attended the Buffet luncheon and 5 of our gals won prizes. Joanne was on a winning streak with 3 prizes!! This is the last newsletter of the season. Sorry to see it all end. I wish you a great summer, stay well. Have a safe trip wherever you travel. See you next season! Thought for the Day The time to be happy is now. The way to be happy is to make others so. “Robert Ingersoll” Queen Helene PHONE DIRECTORY Carolina Raatz William Borchert Please notify Louise Burns with any additions/deletions/changes to the park phone directory. If you have not received your new directory, please contact Louise and she will see that you receive one. WELCOME NEW RESIDENTS Richard Gray – from Helga Michaelis Patricia Davis – from Vern and Pat Davis William Borchert – from Marcia Parsons WE ARE HAPPY YOU ARE HERE WITH US! REPORT FROM MYRNA STROBLE Hospitalized: Flora Harvey Death: “Marcie” Conrad – former resident; mother of Judy Binsfeld Along with celebrating the March and September birthdays at the March Birthday Party, we also honored the following 90’s and 100’s birthdays: Dora Angert Harvey Groves Thelma Franklin Del Kohn Roy Walter Tommie Thompson Phil Frank Flo Cummings Marie Beyer Frances Yeomans Audna Niemczyk Helen Funck Season 2014 – 2015 is winding down As the season draws nears the end, many of our residents will head north for the summer. Hopefully, the snow and ice will be gone when they get there, but I am sure a snow shovel is available, if needed!! A few reminders to those leaving us in the next few days: Unplug all appliances and cover them where possible Clean all surfaces Replace air conditioner filter and set thermostat at 780 ; set humidistat according to manufacturer guidelines Turn off all electricity (except for the air conditioner) Leave refrigerator door, cabinet doors, and closet doors open Run ice cubes through garbage disposal and then a solution of baking soda and water Cover all drains Clean oven and broiler To avoid dust build-up, cover furniture Close all drapes or blinds Add 1 cup of bleach to toilet. Wrap seat and tank with plastic wrap Use water shut off valves to turn off water at each shut off valve (Some have the water co. shut off the main valve) Don’t forget the washing machine, dishwasher, toilets, and sinks) Close all awnings or shutters (or have a back-up plan in place to make this happen if necessary) Arrange to have lawn mowed and bushes trimmed regularly. Change batteries in thermostat and smoke detectors. AND MOST OF ALL – HAVE A SAFE JOURNEY AND FUN SUMMER – See you next season! HAPPY BIRTHDAY April Birthdays 1 Sylvia Wojcik 2 Allan Babcock 4 Stephen Johnson 5 Phil Frank 5 Frances Yeomans 6 Rosemary Hemenway 7 Bob Livensparger 8 Earl Ralya 12 Ray Paquette 13 Rick Angiletta 14 Jack Goodwin 15 Sofia Gillis 19 Pat Fox 19 Earl Harvey October Birthdays 19 Kathy Jones 19 Esther Ritsema 24 Eddie Napier 25 Jake Grine 25 Tracey Windes 27 Sharon Babcock 28 Janice Dumonson Winter Visitors 6 Karen Stockero 13 Geno Stockero 3 Vicki Medley 4 Pam Partlow 4 Steve Pomeroy 5 Geoffrey Ignatowski 5 Ed Medley 5 Chamai Krutel 5 Jim Warren 6 Karen Martin 7 John Warneke 8 Larry Jones 9 Ron Hagenbarth 9 Alan Noland 13 Margaret Fanning 14 Carolyn Luke 16 Cliff Hunter 17 Myrna Stroble 20 Joan Brink 21 Richard Gray 21 Phyllis Scott 21 Clarene Trexler 22 Fred Borutzki 22 Flo Cummings 22 Carolina Raatz 22 Keith Windes 24 Jean Conrad 28 Souni Goodling 29 Janice Ignatowski 29 Donald Nelson 30 Ralph Grondin Winter Visitors 11 Bonnie Knaub 19 Clarence Schmitt 28 Mary Monson 31 Diane Schmitt EVERYONE IS INVITED TO EVERY BIRTHDAY PARTY WE HAVE. IT DOES NOT NEED TO BE YOUR BIRTHDAY!! PLEASE ATTEND AND HAVE A GREAT TIME! THANK YOU THANK YOU Submitted by Phil and Rita Miller Submitted by Myrna Stroble and Beth Thompson Thank you to all for the gift certificate for our 50th anniversary. We truly enjoyed our meal and appreciate your thoughtfulness. Thanks again. Your vote was responsible for our Permanent Resident and Snowbird Resident Award. Thanks for voting for us! Thanks A big THANK YOU to Penny Wall for taking over the design/printing of posters/tickets/sign-up sheets, etc. needed for the many activities each season. If you need her to print for you (when she is HERE), please make sure you give her sufficient notice. NEED HELP WITH GROCERY SHOPPING? “Fort Myers Grocery Service” is bringing back home delivery grocery service! Call Sally Fox @ 239-415-0092 or use the website at www.Fortmeyersgroceryservice.com to place your order. ERIK LAPOSTA 239-645-8093 Call for FREE REMOVAL OF LARGE ITEMS!! Unwanted appliances (working or not) are welcome AND always appreciated. Your items will be recycled and/or used for a good cause!
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