Ron Tagliabue (NEW)

Once again, the activity committee came up with another “first” for The Farm. The committee held the first Kentucky Derby, Pig Roast, and Hat Contest on Saturday, May 4 with 125 residents coming out to enjoy the day.

The pig and soft drinks were supplied by the activity committee, and residents brought salads and other food treats for all to share.

Activity chairwoman Christina Stanley had help from other committee members Connie Gryb, Debra Shovlin, Tyler Gryb, Myles and Danielle DeVits, and Elsie Angus.

The committee thanks Bob Britton and Vincent Gryb for assisting with the tables and chairs.

The residents were treated to music supplied by Tony D's karaoke while feasting on a 98-pound pig that was cooked by Mark Sutton and carved by Terry Sutton.

The committee also thanks all the residents who brought amazing side dishes to be shared.

The hat contest winners were Tyler Gryb, Andrea Higgins, Toby Reilley, and Danielle DeVits.

Christina Stanley wants you all to know there will be another off-site happy hour this month. Additional information will be in this column, on The Farm website, and on the activity committee’s website.

The next Friday Night in The Farm will be on Friday, May 17. Garden Dogs, a specialty hot dog food truck, will be on hand along with Freckles and Giggles Homemade Ice Cream.

Saturday, May 18 from 2-4 p.m., Carol Maslanka will teach residents how to make mesh patriotic wreaths. Seats are limited and you must register with Carol at ccmaslanka@gmail.com.

The pools are open and I was amazed to see how many people braved the cold water and took a swim.

Pool security has started on weekends only until Memorial Day, at which time security will be on site every day.

Remember to check your key cards. No one will be admitted whose card is not working. Also, children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult. The new no smoking signs also include no vaping.

The Farm pool rules as well as DHEC pool rules are posted at both pools. Please take the time to read them.

If you live on one of our 27 ponds, please do not remove the rocks from the culverts.

These rocks are there to prevent erosion of the soil into the ponds.

The average cost to the community, each time we have to replace them, is between $2,000 and $3,000. This is part of our preventative maintenance program to hold off the eventual dredging of our ponds, which will be a very expensive undertaking.

I have fallen behind in reporting on the outcome of The Farm’s weekly golf league.

I'll begin with week 4.

The winners at 5 under par were Gus White, Mike Borzelleca, Keith Jordan and Kerry Straley. Second place went to Jerry O'Dell, Glen Muzroll, Dale Mosher and Kenny Knudson.

Week 5 winners were Jerry O'Dell, Keith Jordan, Scott Kavana and Joe Shovlin at 7 under par. Second place was Erik Johnson, Jack Murray, John Kearsley, and Vince Gryb at 6 under par.

Last week, week 6, winners were Mike McMahon, Scott Kavana, Tom Connelly and Patrick Regan at 6 under par. Second place was the team of Gus White, Ed Whitaker, Dale Mosher, and Joe Shovlin also at 6 under par.

I am always looking for items of interest.

Email to ronaldtagliabue@gmail.com.

Till next time.

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