WOW…what a great 4th of July weekend!!!

What a great weekend!  Hope everyone had a great 4th of July!  The campground was busting at the seams…so to speak.  It was obvious when you walked through the “full” campground that everyone was having a good time this past weekend!  The weather was great…except for our early Sunday morning rainstorm. 😦 But after that great entertainment brought in Saturday night most probably didn’t even hear it come in unless you were one of the tent campers…then you probably “felt” it.

I want to say a BIG thank you to Debbie Palmer, & others that assisted her efforts, for recruiting donations to hire the Chasers Band out of Indianapolis.  Unfortunately since we have limited ability to raise money for campground activities, we now have to rely on donations to fund bands for the holidays.  So anyone that’s interested in donating to the campground entertainment fund make sure you get w/Debbie Palmer, hoping to be able to hire for Labor Day weekend.  Do not recall her lot # but she’s on the north corner lot by the shelter house.  Thanks again Debbie for all your efforts.  And speaking of the band….everyone really enjoyed them!

Then we had the annual Heritage Lake fireworks celebration.  Spectacular!  They were a little late getting started but once they got it going…OOOO’s..&..AAAHHHH’s echoed across the lake coming from boat to boat.  Thanks to all of those that work so hard all year long in planning, fundraising & orchestrating such a show.  I’m sure they’re already starting on 2015!

I bet there were a lot of tired, sunburned folks trying to resume their normal life, routine today!  And the holiday foods…don’t know about you, but I seemed to “stuff” myself way more than I should have.  Now trying to get back on track in many ways.  Sure hope you all had as much fun this weekend as we did!  But if you were at our little summer paradise aka Heritage Lake Campground….I KNOW YOU DID!

Mark your calendars:  the monthly campground meeting is coming up on 7/19 at 10am at the Shelter House.  We are looking to fill a board member position as well as the Treasurer’s position (must be a campground board member).  Please spread the word & we’ll see you at the meeting!  Until then…..happy camping!!!

Get Ready, Get Set……….GO

Wow, hard to believe it’s time to start thinking about getting the campers out or uncovered, open, evaluate the winter “stress” on them, do whatever repairs needed before the beginning of camping season starting Friday April 5th! Then…clean, clean, clean…pack-it, stock-it…move-it…park-it…level-it…open-it…get all the outside “stuff” out/set/ready…it’s a lot of WORK! But after it’s all done…it’s well worth it! But then you have to get the “water toys” out & the process starts all over again!
Probably the biggest thing starting off the 2013 season is the Selection Meeting. The big change right off the bat…Darrell Plunkett is not seated at the board table but out in the audience as just a HLPO Camper. Congratulations Darrell (& Linda) on the “retirement” from the campground board!! Then we’re off…swapping sites, moving around, old campers moving out, new campers moving in, submitting plans for approval on constructing new decks or “cook shacks”. With all that being said, should make for an interesting meeting on Sunday, March 3rd, 2013, at the Heritage Lake Club House. Hope we have a good turn out! I will be handing out copies of the calendar (posted here on the blog) to attendees.  Here we go……..