By: Nikki Hoogewind
Christmas In August
It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas! It is one of the highlight events of the summer to plan, decorate, and travel around looking at all the wonderful Christmas displays. Sandy Pines Christmas Eve weekend includes the Night, Light Boat parade around the lake, Dicks Brat Cookout, Tricks Band Live Music and site decoration set up. Christmas weekend includes the Color The Pines photo contest, Night, Light Bike parade and touring of all the wonderful site decorations. If you would like to be a judge of a specific Phase for best site decorations please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kids Craft Sale
A kid’s craft sale is set for Saturday, August 15. This is for any child 16 and under. You may sell handmade items. Location is the Phase 4 Soccer Field. Time is 10 am-1 pm (set up begins at 9 am). You must provide your own table and items to sell. This is not a garage sale. Kids only are able to sell items they make and learn how to collect money. This event was new last year, and items sold were very creative, fun, and kid friendly. Please stop by and purchase items made by our own Sandy Pines kids.
The July 4th holiday weekend was a success. We had lots of tournaments going on and it was such a joy to see the basketball courts active with players and spectators. The volleyball tournaments were also a huge success and went late into the night. Thank you to all who participated, and we look forward to the upcoming Labor Day tournaments.
Thank you to all the rec staff for working hard to offer lessons, events, rentals and keeping as many amenities operating as possible. It has been very hot, and the heat does take a toll on the staff that mostly all work outdoors each day. Rec Dept. thanks the members and guests for following the pool capacity and operating steps to be able to enjoy the pools safely at this time.
Reminder that Rec Dept. does offer daily equipment rentals from 11am-8pm. Rentals requires a member card and can be done at the Recreation Station on the east end of the building. Rentals include putt-putt, pickleball, tennis, basketball, soccer, volleyball, disc golf and shuffleboard. All items are sanitized after each use.
Happy Shack is open daily serving great food, snack and beverage options. Open daily at 11am-7pm. Featured items are Bosco sticks, pretzels with cheese, strawberry smoothies, cookies, hotdogs, nachos, and ice cream sandwiches. Sandy Pines merch, logo wear and clothing is also available. Options include t-shirts, sweatshirts, long sleeve shirts, and zip-ups. Sizes are youth and adults.