Re-cap the July 4th activities:
Wow! The Independence Day celebration at Lake Caroline was bigger and better than ever before. Thanks to the LCOA Board of Directors for their continued support of this event, especially Board President Lisa McNeal and Board member Nancy Lehman who works with the staff in the planning of each special event at Caroline.
Burgers and Blues did a tremendous job of cutting down wait time in serving line without sacrificing the quality of the meal served.
Again this year, Artisan Pyrotechnics Inc., did an outstanding performance with the fireworks. Lake Caroline actually benefited from another fireworks show Saturday where they were not able to get all the shots off, so we got their shots. I do not think I have ever seen a better finale in a fireworks show.
Thanks, first of all, to all of you who attended the event and especially those who decorated their boats and tents. All the patriotic decorations added so much.
Winners of Boats and Tent Awards:
• Most Spirited, Freedom Team (McCullum) Martinique
• Most Patriotic, Hornback, French Branch
• Honorable Mention, Dixon, Hampton Bay
• Most Spirited, Barrett/Cook, Savanah Bend
• Most Patriotic,Laborde, Lake Ridge
The windy day kept the balloons down, but we have a good commitment that they would like to be a part of the 2017 July 4th event.
Your Lake Caroline staff did an awesome job decorating the clubhouse, grounds, putting out garbage cans and setting up tables and chairs for everyone to enjoy and keep the grounds clear of debris. Gennifer McCrory, Tommy Guest, Steve Maddox and Rob Martin worked very hard to insure a good time was had by all. Their decorations were fantastic in and around the clubhouse. Zoe Tickner made sure everyone had plenty of popcorn all afternoon, popping almost fifty pounds. Steve Maddox, Rob Martin and Davin Diamond was busy all afternoon emptying garbage cans and policing the area. When you see these staff members, give them a word of appreciation.
Jim Launius, a resident of Lake Caroline and owner of Bear Creek Pest Control, sprayed our entire common area around the clubhouse for mosquitoes and bugs at no cost to Lake Caroline, so his neighborhood could enjoy a bug free day. Jim also started three weeks ago treating the area for ants. Thank you Jim.
Meet & Greet, All of Lake Caroline Property Owners are Invited:
Staci ONeal who is a candidate for Madison County Court Judge. The County Court Judge handles Youth Court, civil lawsuits under $200,000, limited criminal cases, evictions and a few other matters.
Ms. ONeal, who manages her own law firm in Madison, has served as Public Defender for both the Madison County Juvenile Drug Court as well as Public Defender for the entire Madison County Youth Court. After working with the many teenagers in the Madison County Drug Court who struggled with drugs and other issues, she started a support group in 2008 for Madison County teens called Metamorphosis. Staci also wrote, The Way Out, which is a book designed to help teenagers who need to change their lives and break free of destructive habits or circumstances. Staci has courtroom experience to administer justice in a competent and fair manner. Working with the Youth Court for the last 10 years has given Staci the profound privilege of seeing many lives, of all ages, break free of destructive lifestyles.
Staci will be at the Bellevue Clubhouse on July 14 from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. Please mark your Calendars and tell your friends and neighbors.
There is no cost to attend this event.
Community Kickoff Event for injured Soldier in Madison:
On Friday, July 15, 2016, the national nonprofit organization, Homes for Our Troops, will kick off the building of a mortgage-free, specially adapted home for Army Sergeant Michael Burns. The home being built for SGT Burns will include more than 40 adaptations to help him live independently. The event will be held at the Lake Caroline Bellevue Clubhouse, 667 Bellevue Drive, Madison, MS at 7 p.m. For information on how to get involved with the project or to fundraise visit www.hfotusa.org/burns.
Key Ceremony for injured Soldier in Madison
On Saturday, July 16, 2016, the national nonprofit organization, Homes for Our Troops, will award a mortgage-free, specially adapted home to Army SGT John Vail in Madison, MS. The new home features more than 40 special adaptations that will alleviate the mobility and safety issues that SGT Vail currently faces while living in a traditional home. The event will be held at 485 Caroline Blvd., Madison, MS at 10 a.m. Following the ceremony, the public is welcome to tour the home and thank SGT Vail for his service. For more information visit www.hfotusa.org/vail.
Lake Caroline Wine Group:
The Lake Caroline wine group will meet at the Martinique Clubhouse Friday, July 15th at 7:00 p.m. All residents of Lake Caroline 21 years of age and older are invited. Please bring your wine glasses, a bottle of wine and an appetizer to share.
Yoga Classes Schedule:
Yoga classes are moving from Monday to Tuesday.
The classes are for adults only. Exercise with your neighbors in a yoga inspired class! Led by volunteer neighbors, we are focused on an informal atmosphere of exercising at your own pace to improve balance and strength. No certified instructor.
The Yoga Group meets at the Martinique Clubhouse on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 to 7:15. Please bring a yoga mat, block and strap to each class. You will also need your pool pass to enter through the gate at the entrance of the clubhouse.
On occasion we do have last minute cancellations. If you are a first time participant, you can email email@example.com to check on class status.