So it’s been a long week with a lotta stuff since I posted last Friday.
Old Homosassa Community Day!!!!!
I’m gonna put a shout out here. This is my baby. I’m the organizer. Which is way over my head. But it’s broken up into manageable pieces. Like the Heritage Council does the yard sale. And there are a lot of volunteers that help out. Some don’t even belong to the club. They show up Friday morning to organize and price. Then they come back on Saturday morning to run the sale. Back again on Monday to help one of local groups that serve the homeless, the Sanctuary, load their truck and trailer with stuff that didn’t sell. Amazing. The Heritage Council made over $2000.
The American Legion Post 166 ran the pork roast. “Homosassa Goes Hog Wild”. They had enough pork for 300 meals. 25 butts. Had 5 left at the end of the day–and sold them. Good planning! I heard a rumor that they made a similar profit as the Heritage Council.
The “Arts and Farmers Market” was Gil and Wendy Watson’s idea but the Homosassa Civic Club did the processing. This was my big deal. Terry and I hit SO MANY EVENTS to pass out applications and spread the word. Actually had 30 booths set up. (My goal was 20) Registration opened to the vendors at 6 am. Terry and I were there before that and the Watsons were there before us! And artists actually showed up at 6 am. Hey guys. It’s dark at 6 am. Christine and Rhonda that run the arts and crafts at the Seafood Festival came shortly after Terry and I. Our team was registering, running to spots to show the artists and crafters, and then helping them park.
Chuck Andrews, local musician and entertainer, volunteered to run the entertainment. So cool.
Started out with the Homosassa Ukers making their first public performance. We actually had just about every chair filled. I told everyone I met along the street that we were performing at 11:30. But I’m guessing that the pic and article in the Chronicle about us the day before the event might have helped. We are famous! Which is really funny because at least four of us are absolute beginners that were doing a very good job of faking it.
Some of us dressed like pirates because we were singing sailor songs.
And our leader was definitely a drunken sailor.
Elvis came back from the grave! This was truly so much fun!
The weather was a bit of a problem. Rain was predicted but held off until the afternoon.The wind came through and blew a few canopies over. We had to close up the music early because of the storms. But it was still a good day. Had a good turn out. Lot’s of dogs showed up. Next year I think I’ll add a pet parade!
And the rest of the week?
Besides spending way too much time at the Old Homsoassa Learning Center……
Had a big storm. Not normal for April. Lost the top of one of our beautiful Live Oaks.
Marian MacRae signed the contract to get the water tower PAINTED!!!!!! Woo Hoo!
Went to the Homosassa River Alliance annual picnic. Last year this was a bit of a confrontational event. (ha, that’s an understatement) But the by-laws have been changed. And Terry is now on the board. After we went to the picnic we hit county commisioner Ron Kitchen’s town hall meeting. I’ve been to many of these meetings and they are usually packed. There were about 2 dozen people there. AND I KNEW JUST ABOUT ALL OF THEM. Because most of them came from the Homosassa River Alliance annual picnic!
And now I’m writing this.
But wait…. I have DOGS!
A good week for Dogs in the Hood!