Phil and Lauren Shosre

Enjoy the first day of autumn on Monday, Sept. 23.

Sept. 9, Plantation Lakes resident Koty Price received an update on the gun ordinance hearings from Horry County Councilman Dennis DiSabato.

Gun ordinance change did not receive the required seven majority votes. Change would have increased gun-discharging distance from 300 - 1,000 feet from residences and buildings.

Instead, council will consider creating an overlay allowing each district to change the ordinance as needed.

This same method was applied for the fire-burning ordinance.

Plantation Lakes’ clubhouse is the venue for all committee and club meetings.

The board of directors meeting was Sept.12. The board received estimates of $4,500 - $6,000 to replace 22 light fixtures outside the clubhouse. Phil Shore suggested removing, sanding, and repainting the old fixtures.

They received an $18,245 estimate for sidewalk repairs. Santee Cooper will probably not pay to straighten their 30-35 tilted light poles out of 220 poles here. This would be another POA expense.

The annual board election meeting will be Nov. 7.

The Thursday, Sept. 19 ladies luncheon was scheduled at J. Peters Grill & Bar in Carolina Forest with charming hostesses Les Koziara, Connie Lombardo and Patty Zelnick.

Saturday, Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. is Plantation Lakes’ annual community yard sale. Social committee member Connie Lombardo is chairing this event.

If you are not participating at your home, you may donate treasures to the social committee to sell to raise funds for future Plantation Lakes community events.

Social committee donations will be accepted Friday, Sept. 20 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the designated address on the event.

All mailbox bows will be picked up by social committee members after the event. Arriving shoppers will be given a neighborhood map. Security will patrol Plantation Lakes during the event to ensure community safety, parking law compliance, and traffic control.

A Goodwill truck will be in the pool parking lot between 2 - 3 p.m. Saturday accepting unsold donations until it is full.

Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 22 with no Goodwill truck.

Tuesday, Sept. 24, the covenants committee meets at 7 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 26, the finance committee meets at 6:30 p.m. and the lake committee meets at 7 p.m.

Oct. 3 and 17, the Architectural Review Board meets at 9 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 3, the board of directors meets at 6:30 p.m. and accepts residents’ questions until 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 5, Plantation Lakes’ annual tailgate party will be hosted by Patty and Al Grimm and Kathy and Ron Childress. Bring some chairs and wear your team colors. Details will follow.

Monday, Oct. 7, the landscape committee meets at 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 10 from 1 - 4 p.m. is the Card-creating/scrapbooking Club chaired by Diane Colarik.

Tuesday, Oct. 15, the social committee meets at 7 p.m. All Plantation Lakes ladies are welcome. Contact president lesliewmorgan@gmail.com.

Social committee member Debbie Bonner has been doing a great job chairing support and donations for local charity Fostering Hope, Inc. in Conway this year. The charity’s mission is to “provide basic necessities to children in crisis situations”.

September donations needed were school supplies, backpacks and children’s footwear.

Saturday, Oct. 19 from 3 - 5 p.m. is Plantation Lakes’ annual children’s Halloween party at the clubhouse. Board member Courtney Bergman will chair this event with Kelly Gravino and Sara Weaver.

Thursday, Oct. 19, the ad hoc light pole committee monthly meeting is at 7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 25 from 7 - 9 p.m. is Plantation Lakes’ annual adult Halloween happy hour at the clubhouse. Social committee vice president Kathy Haight, Gerry Franklin and Janet Howard will chair this event.

Dress and be judged in costume for the parade. Stan Vitale will provide wonderful keyboard entertainment for everyone.

Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. is Plantation Lakes’ amazing annual Holiday Boutique. Some outdoor vendor spaces are still available. Contact lesliewmorgan@gmail.com.

Happy birthday wishes to Mary Lippman, Lauren Momper, Forrester Morgan and Diane Terrill.

JW Clardy Construction Company, Inc. is building a new Carolina Forest office for Magnolia OB/Gyn next door to The Sneaky Beagle restaurant on Carolina Forest Boulevard.

Monday, Oct. 7 from 10 - 11:50 a.m., Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) presents the life story of WPDE chief meteorologist and Plantation Lakes resident Ed Piotrowski at the Litchfield Education Center.

This is located at Coastal Carolina University’s 14427 Ocean Highway campus at Litchfield Landing in Pawley’s Island.

This class is free for OLLI members.

OLLI fall classes have begun at 290 Allied Drive in Conway and other campuses.

OLLI usually offers programs for folks 50 years or older. For folks reluctant to join OLLI who would like to attend a class or go on an excursion, payment includes the required fee plus $10 guest fee.

Email us at friendpa@aol.com about important events in your lives.

Have a great week.

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