Ron Tabliabue

By now you are all aware of The Farm family who lost their home to an unfortunate fire. With the help of many Farm residents and friends from the school, they have relocated and are trying to get their lives back on track. It is time to give a thank you to The Farm residents who came to the aid of this family in the hour of their need.

I have found out one of the first Farm residents to come to their aid was Christina Stanley and her activity committee. Christina opened up her home to be the drop-off center for donations from The Farm residents. Her garage became the holding location for furniture and other items needed by the family.

Thanks to John Reilly for picking up all the furniture that was donated. Through these donations they were able to supply three complete bedroom sets, two full size for the girls and a queen size for the parents along with a desk, chair, filing cabinet, and printer for their office.

The living room received a sofa, love seat, two end tables, a coffee table, and entertainment center. These items were delivered to their rental home by Jerry O'Dell, Mark Sutton, Chris Stanley, and Dave Wohtmann.

Besides all the big furniture, other items donated were kitchen and bathroom items from band aids and tooth brushes to a coffee pot, toaster oven, dishes, and pots and pans.

The family received a huge amount of clothes and shoes, along with bathroom, beach, and kitchen towels.

Cleaning supplies included laundry detergent, soap and everyday necessities.

So much was collected they had to start turning people away on day three of the collections.

Local restaurants provided meals and gift certificates, while the family was looking for a place to live. The community provided countless gift cards and certificates, including aquarium tickets and free meals.

A gofundme page was started by Carly Sedwick. The fund raised $7,500 within 10 days. This money will be used to pay rent in the home the family is renting till their home can be restored.

I know help came from other sources, but I only know about The Farm residents and what they contributed. It’s heartwarming to see the response from our Farm families. Great community to live in.

I published a thank you letter from the family in my May 24 column. We wish the family nothing but the best in their future endeavors. Hope you get back in your home soon.

Your HOA board members attended a seminar at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center where lawyers, vendors, insurance companies, bankers, etc. were on hand to answer any questions board members had. It was a very informative meeting and many of our board members have attended these in the past.

The grounds committee held its meeting on June 5.

It was reported that the bus shed, pool house, pump houses fitness room are all in good shape.

The committee will install the new playground equipment for ages 3 to 5 as soon as the rest of the mounting equipment is sent. The supplier sent the equipment without the mounting bolts.

The committee is suggesting the area in front of the amenity center get new mulch installed. This will be sent to the board for further discussion.

The fountains are on the summer schedule and will be on permanently for the summer months. The committee welcomes new members David Rousselle and Robert Yobp. Welcome aboard.

The Firewise Committee reminds everyone that burning of debris is not allowed in The Farm. The rain totals have been down and a fire warning was called in all of Horry County.

The activity committee met on June 4 and discussed events for the rest of the year.

On Friday, June 21 from 6 – 8 p.m., the committee will hold Friday Night in The Farm. Food trucks EZ Cheese and Mr. Softee will be on site.

Don’t cook, come out and enjoy a few hours with your friends and neighbors.

Monday Night Golf results: First place at 5 under par was the team of Steve Filak, John Kearsley, Mike Borzelleca, and Gene Buras.

Coming in second, also at 5 under par was the team of Mike Sachwald, Jim Murray, Brian Pugsley, and Ken Knutson.

I am always looking for items of interest. Email to ronaldtagliabue@ gmail.com. Till next time.

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