Join PLAIN – Membership Party and Volunteer Recognition Breakfast

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Time to celebrate and join PLAIN! We’ll have our annual Membership Party Breakfast and Volunteer Recognition celebration this Saturday, June 4, 8:30 – 10:30 AM at the Beach House. Join or renew your membership with PLAIN, and breakfast is FREE for the family plus we’ll have prizes and drawings for your joining/renewing with PLAIN.  If you join on-line by Friday, June 3, 6:00 PM you’ll automatically receive your free breakfast and entries into the drawing. We’ll accept cash and checks at the door on Saturday. A Family Household membership is $30 and a Single Household membership is $20 (a $1.00 online processing fee is added for payments made through PayPal). The Volunteer Recognition celebration is at 10:00 AM. Thanks for our wonderful volunteers that make Pine Lake a fun place to live.  Join now!


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June’s Yard of the Month

Congratulations! Yard of the Month for June goes to Jessica Long at 4620 Poplar Road. One of our categories for Yard of the Month is a natural yard and Jessica has transformed her yard into a beautiful flower garden with something blooming all of the time. Currently mini-carnations, daisies, and hydrangeas are blooming. Jessica receives a $25 Hall’s gift certificate, free PLAIN breakfast, a lovely certificate with photos, the fabulous sign in her yard, and a PLAINTalk article. Thanks Jessica! Everyone – keep those nominations coming to creechgreg@bellsouth.net.

Help us continue and expand programs, like this, and events by renewing and joining PLAIN today.

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Breakfast – Saturday, May 7, Beach House 8:30 – 10:30

PLAIN’s monthly community breakfast is from 8:30 – 10:30 at the Beach House on Saturday, May 7.  Besides breakfast, we will be collecting toiletries and clothing for the Emory Migrant Farmworkers Project (info and collection items needed are on the FB pages, or at http://med.emory.edu/pa/about_us/community_service/farm_worker/).

The breakfast cost is $7 for non-members and $6 for members with a $1 discount- if you bring your own plate, cup and utensils. Children under 10 are $3. Plus, renew or join PLAIN this Saturday for a free breakfast in June. PLAIN’s annual dues are $30 for a family household and $20 for a single household. Your renewal extends to July, 2017. See you this Saturday.

Greg Creech, Vice-President PLAIN 2015-2016

Yard of the Month – April

Yard of the Month

Greg Creech, Vice-President of PLAIN

Congratulations to Faye Ridling at 635 Ivy Road. The yard is really a garden with lovely azaleas, roses, hostas, and other beautiful foliage and decorations. Faye receives a Hall’s Gift Certificate, free PLAIN breakfast, the yard sign, a certificate, and this article in PLAINTalk. I keep a list of nominations for future reference and welcome nominations anytime at creechgreg@bellsouth.net. Thanks, Faye, for a gorgeous, Pine Lake yard.

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PLAINTalk May/June, 2016

Happy Spring! Our latest edition of PLAINTalk for May/June, 2016 is available at this link: PLAINTalk May/June 2016. Enjoy!

PLAINTalk – March/April 2016

Hi,

Here’s a link to the PDF of the latest and greatest PLAINTalk for March/April 2016. Enjoy!

PLAIN February, 2016 Meeting and Chili/Soup Cook-off Sunday, February 21

Please join us for the monthly PLAIN meeting this Thursday, 2/18, 7PM at the Beach House. Great folks to join in making fun and merriment in our wonderful little city.  All are welcome!

Hope to see you there!

Jan Christiansen

This Sunday, it may be chilly outside but it’s going to be chili inside the Beach House, too! Join us this Sunday at 4:00 PM for PLAIN’s annual chili/soup cook-off. Bring your favorite chili/soup or side dish (Corn bread, etc.) to share with others and attend at no cost. If you want to sample the goodies without bringing a dish, the charge is $5. PLAIN will supply condiments and water. Megan Pulsts is coordinating this year’s event and has fabulous prizes, including the highly coveted Golden Spoon Award, for our cooks in various categories. You may want to bring a muffin pan or cupcake tin to sample the different chilies/soups and vote for your favorite. Please bring your ingredients on a list for folks with food allergies and dietary restrictions and share your recipe  Come on down to  the Beach House at 4:00 – 7:00PM this Sunday and  enjoy great chili and soup and your Pine Lake  neighbors.

Greg Creech

PLAINTalk – January/February, 2016

Happy New Year from PLAIN! We start our year with a new edition of PLAINTalk loaded with upcoming activities and events for all to enjoy. Here is the link to download and view/print your PLAINTalk. Enjoy!

Happy New Year! PLAIN upcoming events for January through March

Happy New Year from PLAIN!

Let’s start the New Year with some events!

With the holidays we are taking a break from our Pancake Breakfast in January, normally scheduled for January 2nd.

Our January meeting is on Thursday, January 21 at the Beach House at 7:00 PM. Please come and be involved with our activities in the New Year.

We’ll have our normal Pancake breakfast on February 6 from 8:30 – 10:30 at the Beach House and our regular meeting on February 18 at the Beach House 7:00 PM.

Get ready for our Chili Cook-off, annual treat on Sunday, February 21 at the Beach House 4:00 – 7:00 PM. As usual we’ll have prizes in various categories for chilies and soups. Be sure to label the ingredients and degree of hotness.

Finally, our fabulous Mardi Gras Brunch is on March 5th from 10:00 – Noon at the Beach House. So break out those Mardi Gras beads, masks, boas, costumes, tiaras, and other festive attire are encouraged. Menu will feature beignets, jambalaya, king cake, cafe au lait and more. This event is free if you are bringing a dish to share or $7 for non-members and $6 for members with a $1 discount- if you bring your own plate, cup and utensils. Children under 10  are $3.  More details to follow. 

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Santa Claus is coming to town!

Hi, Pine Lakers,

Santa Claus is coming to town! On Saturday, December 5, PLAIN will host our special “Breakfast with Santa” at the Beach House from 8:30-10:30am with an Artist’s Market (thanks Lalah for organizing and our terrific artists for participating). Besides terrific gifts to purchase, we’ll have pancakes, bacon, sausage, veggie options, eggs, coffee, OJ, and more! Breakfast is $7 for adults with a $1 discount for PLAIN members and $1 discount for anyone who brings their own utensils, plates and cups. $3 for children under 10. Also, we will have a Pine Lake Children’s Choir rehearsal immediately following the breakfast with “Jingle Bells”, “Deck the Halls”, and “Dreidel, Dreidel”.

Lawrence Andrade has kindly volunteered to take photos of you and/or your family with Santa at no fee; however, I’m sure tips are appreciated. PLAIN will reimburse Lawrence for his supplies.

After we go home, decorate, and take a nap, we return to the Beach House at 6:30 for our Cookie Exchange and Lighting of the Lake. We will have our fabulous and filling Cookie Exchange and then our holiday entertainment begins around 7:00. Nancy Moore will delight us with her vocal talents, and our Pine Lake Children’s Choir will perform. I’ll be emceeing and at the piano messing things up for us. Then, we go outside and light of up the lake to officially begin our holiday time in Pine Lake.

Happy Holidays,

Greg Creech
Vice-President PLAIN 2015-2016