Betsy Fay

Happy to report that I’m out of my cast and starting rehab on my left arm so I can now type with both hands again. Feels good to not have the constant soreness in my elbow anymore.

Saturday was our fishing tournament. We had the best turnout ever with 14 kids plus parents.

Thank you to all the participants who were Allyssa Drahos, 8; Carly Allen, 9; Alana Sinnet, 6; Sydney Johnson, 9; Leah Johnson, 10; Grant Johnson, 5; Ava Schiewe, 7; Victoria Rosch, 6; Jeremy Rosch, 3; Marcus Rosch, 3; Heath McCullion, 6; Jimmy McCullion, 5; Nolan Caldwein, 3; and Paisley Sees, 6.

Special thanks to Juliet and Stan Lott for prizes, and Madison and her dad for the prize and helping with measuring all the fish and keeping score.

The winners were Victoria Rosch for the longest fish (15 ½ inches); Allysas Drahos for the most fish caught (5); and Alana Sinnet for the smallest fish (4 ½ inches). Prizes were given to all participants, including the young lady who snagged a turtle.

There was also a 28-inch carp caught by Rick Lynch on Saturday on the big lake, so maybe next time we will move to that lake.

Mrs. Beck on Ellsworth Court continues to have issues with a small bear that has climbed over her 6-foot fence and likes her back yard. DNR told her that once there is no food, they will hang around for a week or so and then move on. I hope that will happen.

Work continues on opening the pool. I’m sure the board will be happy when it finally opens and homeowners can enjoy it.

If you haven’t gotten your card yet for the pool, you need to contact Premier Management to pick it up at their Murrells Inlet office.

While walking the neighborhood, I see some yards that are just beautiful with lots of annual and perennial flowers and well cared-for lawns. I wish all homeowners took the pride in their property that these homeowners have.

We are having grass issues, so we need to replace some sod in the next week so our front lawn will look better.

Homeowners need to look at having their driveways and sidewalks pressure washed as they really look great when they are cleaned. Mail posts also need to be painted. The color is Covington Mail Posts and they sell it at the Sherwin Williams store on U.S. 501 across from the outlet mall.

We have new homeowners on Quincy Hall Court: Adam Balestino, and Jason and Karla Marion. New owners will be moving into the house being built on Clandon when it is completed. Welcome to Covington Lake.

Friends of Carolina Forest Library’s bag of books sale is this coming Tuesday, May 21 from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. They have lots of new and used books for all ages along with audio materials, including hundreds of DVDs for sale.

Buy a brown grocery bag, donated by Publix, for $5 and fill it up. Great way to stock up on summer reading and watching material.

Don’t forget to sign up for the Tideland lunchtime series at the library, with the next one on June 7. There will be a skin doctor to talk about skin cancer and do some skin assessments. Lunch is included, and sign up is required.

The library will be closed May 25-27 for the Memorial Day holiday.

Special thanks to councilmen Bill Howard, Johnny Vaught, Dennis DiSabato and Danny Hardee for council benefit funds to help Beautify Carolina Forest volunteers continue their mission.

In the next few weeks, we should see the crepe myrtles start to blossom along with lots of roses, and the medians will look so beautiful.

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