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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Old Tucson Studios Tour


Wagons Ho!  We boarded up and headed down to Old Tucson Studios yesterday.  (We liked the words on the back of our bus!)

Photo by Jan Theiault
It was a pleasant leisurely day to stroll through the streets and rustic settings from the old movie sets.  Over 300 western movies have scenes from Old Tucson studios with many famous actors/actresses.  It was fun to read the history of who was present and the many movies filmed here.  Now we look forward to some cozy evenings in front of the TV with remote in hand to review some of those shows and see if we recognize the scenes.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
My favorite photo of all is this one:  Chris Steward and Vic Bourcier sitting in front of the Taxidermist shop.  Next??
 

Inge's Fashion Show


 
 
Inge from Inge's Fashions made this the BEST fashion show we've had.  Inge is fun, entertaining, and very knowledgeable about the retail clothing industry.  We were delighted to have her there and the clothing line she represents.  Most items were "Made in the USA" which drew another round of applause from the audience.
 
If you haven't shopped at Inge's store yet, hurry on down and check it out.  She carries a large selection of sizes and great quality brands.  Her store is located in Old Town directly across from the Big House CafĂ©.  Shop at the store and then have lunch with friends.  Makes for a fun day.
 
Angela Durrell is our Social Media person for Palm Creek.  She is rapidly becoming a familiar face as she roams through the resort looking for news items to post on the Palm Creek Facebook page. 
 
 
 
 
Today's Fashion Show was a riot of beauty and color as some truly lovely ladies modeled some stunning selections from Inge's in Casa Grande. The audience was kept in stitches as Inge delivered commentary and hilarity in equal measure -- we should book her for her own show sometime. It was a really fun afternoon, and everyone had a great time. Plus, great clothes!! -- Angela
 

Photo by Angela Durrell on Facebook









 

 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Here Come the Geeks Again!


Jim and Chris Guld from "Geeks On Tour" will be passing through Casa Grande again on their speaking tour from Phoenix down to Tucson and have agreed to spend more time here at Palm Creek.....this time offering their computer classes FREE of charge!  Sign up on the bulletin board in Activities.

 
They will also be here on Wednesday, February 4, as special speakers for the Palm Creek Computer Club.  The topic will be Windows 8 and if time allows, more information about smartphones and tablets.  This is a special speaking engagement for the computer club so no need to sign up.  Guests are welcome to attend our meeting on Wednesday in the Santan Room 9:30-11:30.
 
 





Wednesday, January 21, 2015

PALM CREEK RECYCLING EFFORT

Jack Rathert from the Recycling Team sent the following article about the great contribution their team makes to local charity and the Casa Grande food bank.  Please study the comments below on how YOU can assist their efforts to save our planet and turn recyclables into CASH.

Current photos and more information to be posted in future.
                  

PALM CREEK RECYCLING EFFORT

Our gang is:
Blake and Steve from Victoria, BC;
Kent - permanent park resident;
Jim - Washington;
Ivan - Ontario;
Lee and Jack - Alaska.

When the men are not available several of the wives pitch in.  We have been in
"business" for approximately 7 years.  We have become friends and meet each Wed.
for happy hour. Feel free to ask us any questions about recycling in the park.

We are RECYCLERS not garbage men/women. Our main purpose is to help prevent the
trashing of our environment and secondarily crush and recycle aluminum cans. We
sell them and donate the $$$$$ to the local FOOD BANK. $2,400 on this weeks load.
Total since 2007 is $25,402.03.  That buys a lot of groceries for the needy. We
expect to do it again this season so keep on drinking products in aluminum cans.

We collect cardboard and crush it. We also keep an eye on all of the other bins to
try and keep them orderly. Those bins are for GLASS;  PAPER products and PLASTIC
bottles/containers and STEEL CANS. Disposing of these materials is done by outside
vendors or park maintenance employees.  The park realizes some operating expense
reduction but no money.  The aluminum cans and scrap metal are the only money
product and are used for charity.

As previously stated the WHOLE purpose of the effort is to prevent the trashing of
our planet. Please help us out in accomplishing this.

1.  Aluminum Can containers:  NO GARBAGE; NO PLASTIC; NO DOGGY-DO; NO
TIN (STEEL) CANS; NO GLASS or any other untold icky stuff.
Also please keep the cans in as pristine condition as possible, no bending,
twisting etc as it makes the crushing effort much more difficult.
Our buyers are getting fussy about how the cans are crushed and they pay us less
$$$$$ if not to their liking.

2.  Cardboard:  FLATTEN BOXES; REMOVE STYROFOAM PACKAGING (garbage)

3.  Glass bins; NO PLASTIC.  IF ONE BIN IS FULL USE THE OTHER NEXT TO IT.

4.  Plastic/Steel Cans bins:  NO ALUMINUM CANS; NO GARBAGE;

5.  Plastic grocery bags: THERE IS NO PLACE TO RECYCLE THEM SO THEY GO INTO THE
    GARBAGE BINS FOR NOW. HOPEFULLY IN THE FUTURE SOME RECYCLE FACILITY    WILL TAKE THEM.


The recyclers do nothing with the garbage dumpsters except to retrieve, if easy,
any aluminum cans or card board that people mistakenly put there and we recycle
them.

We also gather and sort out scrap metal both steel and aluminum and sell it to the
junk dealer. You would be surprised at what we collect. More $$$$$ for the food
bank.  If you have any scrap leave it by the garbage dumpsters.

For those recycling-----THANK YOU; for those not interested----please reconsider to
help us out, it is for all of OUR planet, not just the RV park.

Thanks,

Recycle Gang
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Balloon Rides

 
Help raise funds for cancer and have a fantastic time doing it!  Sign up for a hot air balloon ride leaving from the softball field right here at Palm Creek.  ALL the proceeds go to the cancer awareness fund for that weekend.  If you don't want to float away, you can just sign up for the tethered ride on Sunday morning as there will be two different balloons here to take you up to about 80 feet to enjoy the view of our park from the air.  Bring your camera!!

Sign up in Activities!


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Tennis Anyone?

Logo forwarded by Jim Gill

Our Palm Creek tennis club held an "open house" type of event this Saturday.  They invited one and all to stop by for a visit and a FREE taco salad lunch.  GREAT!  (and thank you!)

 
 
 
Marion Nelson (our wonderful new Special Events Director) was there to salute the club and also to take advantage of a quick tennis lesson from Larry Marik (center).  Glenn Carter, the tennis club president, was there to greet Marion and fill us in on their club activities.
 
 
 
Marion appears to be quite an athlete!  She threw the first pitch at the softball event and made it a strike right in the pocket......and today she was hitting those tennis balls with power! 
 
She handles our Special Events like a pro too! 
 
 
photo by Jim Gill
The tennis club now has over 130 paid members and is growing.  They love their newly re-surfaced courts (and, of course, wish for at least four more) but all eight courts appear to be busy every morning.   Stop by to watch sometime.  It's fun!  The group offers lessons, lots of social play, plus league teams.  "Social" is a good word for the club as they love potlucks and happy hours and special events under their pavilion. 
 
For more information, check the tennis blog:
 

Friday, January 16, 2015

More Updates

Hey......here's more "stuff" for you folks to do in your spare time!

 
Where were you people today?  I didn't see many of you on the pool patio for Friday ice cream!  Every Friday from 12:30 - 1:30 is Friday Sundaes.  Come join us.  DELICIOUS!
 
Thank you to Marilyn and staff for serving up the goodies. 
 
This is a big tournament weekend.  The team names in RED are the Palm Creek teams so you can tell when our team plays.  Be there.  Come cheer.  Have a burger.  Come meet new friends! 
 
The crew at the grill is ready to serve you.
 
 
New team clothing and hats for sale. 
 
Don says "There's gotta be a pill for this."
 
It's Bill Sheely at the mic in the announcer's booth.  I hear he was only one number away from the big bingo jackpot Monday night and all he needed was G55 and he would have won.  To all Bingo players:  "I almost won a free meal".  (Only our loyal bingo players will understand that.  :)
 
 
The next three pictures were taken by Barb Poole.  Great action photos so am adding them here:  (thanks, Barb!)


 
 
 
 
The pickleball courts were FULL.  Every court gets used daily.  Someone should send a note to Sun Communities and let them know we're ready for more courts.   
 
 
Our lawn bowlers were in full tournament uniforms today.  Makes for a nice scene.   
 
 
 
So much fun!!!
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