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    Game Day Fundraiser

    Tuesday, January 22 10 am – 3 pm

    Game Day has been a favorite fundraiser for several years and is a good way to start the new year with friends and neighbors. This is not just for Home and Garden Club members. It is open to anyone in Deercreek – and their friends. Bring your Bridge Group or Canasta Club or Bunco Buddies or Scrabble Junkies or Hand & Foot Fanatics. Do you play Sequence, Five Crowns, Poker, Euchre, Rummikub or Rook? Any game that uses 4 players will work. Or you can put two tables together for a big game of Mexican Train Dominoes! After you gather your group, fill out the registration form and send it to Linda George at 7864 Heather Lake Ct East, along with $25 per person to reserve your space. This includes snacks and lunch at the Club. And we offer a wonderful dessert table bought in by our members.

    There will be two winners in the 50/50 raffle, so it could be your lucky day!

    We will play from 10 am until lunch and then again until 3 pm. Look for the Game Day Form in the Deercreek CC Living newsletter and get it back to her as soon as you know what you plan to play. The deadline is January 18 so we can get everything organized. For questions: Linda George 363-2011 or Carla Hill 363-0838.

  • Holiday Open House

    On December 11, Brenda Edwards is opening her home to all the members of the Home and Garden Club for our yearly Open House. This is always a special event for our ladies to get together and enjoy a time out from the hustle of the holidays. This is a ‘Come and Go’ party where you come when you can and leave when you must. We’ll have drinks and tables full of hors d’oeuvres and desserts amidst her beautifully decorated home. You don’t need to RSVP but do put this on your calendar! 9908 Vineyard Lake Lane. 3pm-6pm.

    At our last Board Meeting we added a new branch to the Hospitality Committee – Newcomer’s Outreach – to welcome new residents to Deercreek. Karen Buonomo is leading this and will put together a Welcome Bag with information and an invitation to join us. If you have new neighbors or know of new Club members, please let her know so that she can reach out to them. 732-207-8154 or realtorkmb@gmail.com .

    Then on January 22 we start the year off right with our Game Day Fundraiser. Linda George and Carla Hill have been organizing this and it is always fun. You get your group of 4 (or more depending on the game) and bring the equipment required. We’ll provide tables, snacks, lunch and wonderful desserts. You might win the 50/50 prize and go home with cash even if you lose at your game. We’ve played Bridge, Bunco, Mah Jong, Mexican Train Dominoes, Scrabble, Sequence, Phase 10 and 5 Crowns. You decide what to bring in for your group. Look for the sign-up sheet in the newsletter and get it to Linda George so she can order meals. $25 per person. 10 am – 3 pm.

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    Ortega River Boat Trip

    Wednesday, November 14 at 10 am

    Ortega River Boat Trip

    We have a terrific Field Trip planned for you and you’ll want to invite friends to join us. This is sponsored by the Home and Garden Club but anyone in the neighborhood is welcome. Come and see Jacksonville from a totally different perspective – from the water! The St. John’s Riverkeeper organization offers charter tours along the St John’s River, entering the Tillie Fowler Regional Park along the Ortega River and McGirts creek. We’ll be using one of the Jacksonville Water Taxis and will have our own captain and crew for our guided tour. A speaker from the St. John’s Riverkeepers will be telling us about the ecology and history of the river along with the issues impacting the river – such as stormwater, algae bloom and the impacts from dredging. Along the way we should see all kinds of wildlife: Osprey, Eagles, Kingfishers and other water fowl, dolphins and mullet jumping out of the water, and possibly manatees or alligators. The river is alive with all sorts of wonderful sights so bring your cameras and binoculars.

    A carpool will meet at the Deercreek Pool at 9am to drive to Friendship Fountain Park, where we board our Water Taxi and meet our Captain and Guide. The tour will last about 2 hours and then we are going for lunch at the River City Brewing Company which is next door and has parking. If you haven’t been here before, the view of downtown Jacksonville is gorgeous. I just checked out their menu and already know what I want for lunch! Mmmm. Please RSVP to Brenda Edwards as soon as you can. 629-0133 or Brenda.c.edwards@comcast.net. Our price depends on how many attend. We have chartered the whole boat for $900 so if 30 attend your cost is $30. But if you bring lots of guests and we have 50, then the cost goes down to $18. See, if you bring friends, not only do you have the pleasure of their company and a great outing, but the price gets better! And we have 65 seats available so let’s try to fill them up! We will cut off reservations on Monday November 12 so we can get a final price for you by e-mail. Make your checks out to DH&GClub and give them to Julia Watkins that day.

    Coming events: Tuesday December 11 is our Holiday Open House from 3-6 pm. Tuesday January 22 is our Game Day Fundraiser from 10 -3 pm with lunch included. Put them on your calendars! 

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