October is required bush hogging month for undeveloped lots.

At the board of directors’ Oct. 2 meeting, Waccamaw Management announced they have a new compliance officer checking on lawn cuts and shrub trimming.

The Architectural Review Board (ARB) is fully staffed. Welcome Rich Koziara as ARB alternate.

The lake committee needs more members.

The social committee needs help moving furniture before and after the November Holiday Boutique.

The Thursday, Oct. 3 community newsletter reminds residents that all shrubs, trees and other plantings must not encroach on sidewalks. Hedges and branches must not be obstacles for pedestrians or bicyclists.

Friday, Oct. 4 was water aerobics’ final class for 2019. Over 100 men and women participated this season, forging many new friendships.

Participants gratefully thank leaders Diane and Renee for their dedication. Gerry F. speaks for many who are sad this season is ending, but are looking forward to next summer.

Saturday afternoon, Oct. 5 was a breezy 75 degrees for Plantation Lakes’ annual tailgate party in the pool parking lot.

Patty and Al Grimm, Jan Howard and Chuck Jones displayed football games on outdoor televisions on their especially parked motorhomes for 50 attendees.

Event co-chairs Kathy and Ron Childress helped serve.

Attendees brought chairs, wore team colors, and brought food to share and a beverage. The social committee sponsored hot dogs, rolls and potato salad.

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

RSVP by Saturday, Oct. 12 to Sara Weaver at 843-422-4240 with your children’s names, ages and number attending Plantation Lakes’ annual kids’ Halloween party on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 5-7 p.m. at the clubhouse.

Courtney Bergman and Kelly Gravino will co-chair the event with Sara. There will be Gino’s Real New York Pizza, beverages, game booths, face painting, magic, arts and crafts and a costume parade for ages 0-12.

RSVP by Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. to vivacious hostess Debbie Bonner at 843-333-1774 for the Ladies’ Spooktacular Ghouls Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 17. It will be held at Villa Toscana at 97 U.S. 17 North in North Myrtle Beach.

The $25 cost includes entree, non-alcoholic beverage, tax, gratuity and a mini-cannoli for dessert. Please pay exact cash amount at the door upon arrival.

Decide your entree selection that day. Selections are grouper florentine, chicken marsala or parmigiana, spaghetti marinara, Italian salad with chicken or shrimp. Remember to wear a Halloween item and your Plantation Lakes ID pin.

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

The social committee is supporting local charity Fostering Hope, Inc. in Conway this year. The charity’s mission is to provide basic necessities to children in crisis situations. Teenage boys’ footwear is needed for fall.

Oct. 17 and Nov. 7, the Architectural Review Board meets at 9 a.m.

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

Tuesday, Oct. 22, the covenants committee meets at 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 24, the lake committee meets at 7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 25 from 7-10 p.m. is Plantation Lakes’ annual Halloween happy hour at the clubhouse.

Social committee hostesses are Kathy H, Debbie B, Diane C., Gerry F. and Janet H. Wear a costume as there will be a costume parade and prizes. Stan Vitale will provide wonderful keyboard entertainment for everyone.

Bring an appetizer or dessert to share and your own beverage.

The website lists the finance committee as meeting on Thursday, Oct. 31, Halloween night. They usually meet at 6:30 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 4, the landscape committee meets at 7 p.m. Scott Wolfe has replaced Howard Gifford as chairman of this committee.

Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. is Plantation Lakes’ amazing annual Holiday Boutique at the clubhouse at 8000 Juxa Drive Over 47 vendors will sell unique home décor, crocheted items, holiday crafts and bows, clothing, homemade soaps, candles, jewelry and more.

The social committee will sell the extremely popular silent auction gift baskets again this year. More donated gift baskets are still needed.

Basket ideas to create with a friend are beach day supplies, kitchen items, chocolate, jewelry, nail care, Myrtle Beach souvenirs, car wash/wax supplies or mystery gift cards from various stores.

To donate a basket, contact Janice Case at 802-777-9539.

Happy birthday wishes to Joseph Arongino, Janice DeVito, Rich Galante, Ginette Goodwin, Jim Lucas and Patty Scaruzzi.

Happy anniversary wishes to Jeannie and Maurice Fink, Patty Sapan and Don Bowne.

Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Friends of Carolina Forest Library and Horry County Parks & Recreation are hosting Family Fun Fair. A $5 wristband provides access to moon bounce, pumpkin painting, rock climbing, petting zoo and more.

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

Have a great week.

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