Camping Season IS here!

Well it was a busy Memorial Day wknd at the campground!  The weather was GREAT!  It’s about time, we’ve had so much cold, rainy days kicking off our 2014 camping season 😦   So we were due for a really good wknd & better yet an extended holiday wknd!Campground 7-12 (5) 🙂

The campground was bursting with lots of young campers.  It’s great to see more kids riding around & playing together this year!  Thankfully we have had new young families join our little community this year.  I know the few kids we have had welcome the new friends they are making this season!

By the way if you haven’t checked out the new website that Charles & Jinger (campground managers) created yet…here’s a link to do so now!  If you’re a Facebook person, they also created a Facebook it out & Like the page!

FYI…some of our campers have decided to organize together & take donations through out the season for entertainment funding to get bands for 4th of July wknd & Labor Day wknd.  Donations are strictly voluntary, but if you would like to enjoy having a band on mentioned holiday wknds this is your opportunity to help out.  If you would like to donate to the entertainment fund, you should see Debra Palmer, Mary Lou Palmer or Charles & Jinger will make sure to get it to the right person as well.

The weather prediction for the wknd is sunny & hot….great for “boating”.                That’s where we’ll be!!! Hope you have a great wknd!


Getting ready for FUN…4th of July weekend!!!



English: Decoration for the 4th of July





Wow guess I’ve been pretty neglectful of the blog 😦  just realized I hadn’t posted anything since the Memorial Day weekend…almost a month ago, maybe someone should fire me!  Just joking…but seriously….we have a great holiday weekend planned for the 4th of July “Independence Day” celebration!!!  Below is an events schedule that was recently posted at the campground for not only the holiday weekend but the rest of July.

                   CAMPGROUND SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR JULY 2013       EXCEPTING SILENT AUCTION ITEMS!!!  New or “like new” items we can auction during July 4th weekend for activities fundraising.  Give items to Barb Woods (campground Manager) or Dave & Cheryl Fry lot #38.                                                                            FISH FRY 7/6 5:30P-7:30P!!!  Prepay by 10p on 7/5 so we know how much to buy/prepare for!  Batter fish fillets (buns available if prefer sandwich), French Fries, Coleslaw & Fried Biscuits w/Apple Butter.  CHARGE:  Kids:  4-10 are $2 (1pc fish), Adults:  11 & up are $5 (2pc fish).   Plates, forks & napkins will be provided but BYO DRINKS (& cups)!!  See Dave & Cheryl Fry to prepay (lot #38)  

Reminder:  Volunteers are always welcome at any event!!!

7/4 – Thursday:  We DON’T have anything planned.  Enjoy your family time, Happy 4th!

7/5 – Friday:  Silent Auction bidding begins at NOON & bidding will continue until bidding                            closes 6:30p on 7/6.  Winning bids will be announced at 7p. Payments due                          at pick-up by cash or check.                                                                               8p-12a – THE DROP DEAD JOKER BAND WILL PLAY THEIR FINAL                               PERFORMANCE TOGETHER 😦


7/6 – Saturday:  12p-4p – Inflatable 40′ Slip & Slide near Shelter House for all ages!!!                                5:30p-7:30p Fish Fry (see above for details) at Shelter House                                         6:30p Silent Auction bidding closes                                                                                    7p Winning bids announced.   Payment due upon pick-up                                          DUSK Heritage Lake Fireworks at the Lake! Got early for good spot!


7/20 – Saturday:  10a Monthly Campground Meeting – be there…be informed!                                        7p-? Campground Potluck Pitch-in Dinner at the Shelter House.  Bring an                             Entree & a side dish OR dessert to share.  BYO place settings & drinks.


7/26 – Friday:  Start accepting Labor Day Weekend Silent Auction Items.  Give to Barb                              Woods or Dave & Cheryl Fry (#38)


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Happy 4th of July! Independence Day Fireworks!



Well that about wraps it up for now…Everyone have a  fun 4th of July “Independence Day” weekend & please remember to be safe, especially with all the fireworks!!






Memorial Day Weekend…..FUN!!!

First off, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all those who are serving or have served our wonderful country insuring the freedoms we are so blessed to have.  Without your sacrifices we could not continue to be the great country we are today.  And for that, we are eternally grateful!  May God bless you & yours…and may God bless the USA!!!

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There were fun times had at the campground this Memorial Day weekend!  Last year the weather was scorching, this year surprisingly cool, in fact pretty chilly, especially in the mornings & late nights!  The campground was packed with campers, golf carts, kids, dogs, campfires & FUN!  Saturday morning started off with the 2nd Wacky Family Olympics competition.  We started out with 3 teams:  the “Booyahs”, the “Hutchs” & the “Wacky BGs”.  The competition started at 10’ish AM with “Wheel Me” or actually a good ole’ fashioned wheelbarrow race.  After many laughs shared by all, we continued to game #2, “Hole in One’ – 20 bean bag tosses for each team at the corn hole boards.  For game #3, “Hop till Ya Drop”, a tough 30 seconds of jump rope competition.  Team Wacky BG was packing a ringer!  One of their adult players is enrolled with a jump rope program…she actually did 82 in just 30 seconds!!  Her rope was smoking!  Once our jumpers caught their breath, we continued on to game #4, “Dress Me Blind”.  One adult & one kid from each team was given a basket of adult’s clothes.  The adult was blindfolded & had to “dress” the kid with the help of the kids’ instruction!  The funniest part…when they got to the “bra”.  From the pictures included, you will notice our 3 teams’ “kid” players were from ages 2-7!  It was funny to watch & even more fun to cheer on.  With game #5, we had a late team join the playing field…the “Plunketeers”.  This game was the most fun (expressed by all participating & spectators)…”Scrambled Eggs”!  Each team had 2 adults & 2 kids (or some had to do it twice if some of their members needed a nap!) & were given a metal spoon & 4 raw eggs.  They had to go down & back, down & back as in a normal egg race BUT we were giving the chance for some lead-breaking points!  For every unbroken egg at the end of the relay, teams could receive 5 bonus points!!!  Every team still had all their eggs…unbroken after the competition.  Everyone had so much fun, we decided to do a second relay.  Players seemed to be a little braver & a lot faster this time.  There was only one casualty (egg)!  Moving on to game #6, “Shoot Out at the Square”, a basketball shooting competition with 2 adults & 2 kids from each team.  Fortunately the campground has a kids goal so it kept it fair!  Funny thing…just like last year, the kids scored as much if not more than the adults!  Even better, the Moms out scored the Dads…teehee!!!  Game #7 was the last “teams” competition & the most risky,  “Blind Man’s Bluff”, a blindfolded obstacle course through the campground playground!  We decided to just take 1 adult & 1 kid from each team for the competition due to the challenges of the event.  The kid was blindfolded & the adult “guided” them through the course.  To the slide, up & over.  To the 3 playground rockers, rock 3 times on each.  To the monkey bars, climb up to top & back, back down.  To the swings, swing 3 times on just one.  To the merry-go-round, get on & adult spins 3 times….then run back to the starting line.  We only scored 1 fat lip on the jungle gym, I think the adult was trying to hurry her to quickly!!  Our Olympics finale`….was open to any kids that were at the campground at that time.  “Brain Freeze”, popsicle  eating contest.  It was messy, but not nearly as bad as last years 90 degree weather (and bees!).  All in all it was a great day & even though we didn’t have many teams, those that did play had FUN!  I also want to say a big THANK YOU to my Brother & Sister-in-Law, Carl & Lisa Pritchett & our youngest Daughter, Tori Fry for all their help & support this weekend with all the various festivities we were in charge of!  I couldn’t have done it without you!!! I love you guys!!!

We had a Hot Dog Awards Banquet to celebrate the competition & to present awards to our winners……drum roll……GOLD went to Wacky BGs, SILVER went to Booyahs & BRONZE went to Hutchs.  The Plunketeers were only 1 point behind Hutchs, not bad for starting the competition halfway through.

Sunday morning we had our annual Indy 500 potluck pitch-in breakfast at the Shelter House…..YUM!  Wasn’t much left on the tables, pretty well cleaned out everything!  Sunday night we had a surprise performer that played for almost 3 hours just for tips, Chris Hurst.  I guess he grew up around the area & always used to come down to the campground when he was younger.  He strolled in the campground Friday night with his guitar & was playing.  We asked how much he charged, long story short…we really enjoyed his talents Sunday night & hope to have him back real soon!

Monday everyone just did their own thing.  Some stuck around for a while, some headed home early.  We headed out on the boat!  It was much warmer than Sunday but was windy.  We got a couple of hours on the lake before the rain started in.  But for the most part it was a pretty good weekend….Hope yours was too!!


English: The American FlagSo we had a productive campground meeting on 5/18 morning!  Some of you might not be up to date on our “fundraising” ability…virtually there are NONE!  The HLPOA did not renew the gambling license for 2013 so we are not permitted to do any 50/50, pull tabs, raffles, bingo, anything that you “gamble” for. That being said, we have to work off of the remaining funds available from last years gaming.

  • With limited funds available, we will only be having one band this season (unless we get enough donations from campers to afford another band possibly Labor Day wknd) which is scheduled for Friday night 7/5 with Drop Dead Joker (have been here before) starting at 8:30pm!  They are pretty good & very reasonable.  It was scheduled for Friday night as not to interfere with viewing the lake’s fireworks on Saturday night.
  • We can try to do more karaoke on Saturday nights if there’s interest.  There are two different campers in the park that can offer their service & will do so for tips….so as long as we can get enough tips to make it worth their effort/work.  We should be able to get one of them to do so when we want to set it up.
  • ONLY FUNDRAISER WE CAN HAVE:  Silent Auctions!  We had great success w/last years auction & since it’s the only way we can actually raise money this year we voted to do 2 this season.  So starting now until July 4th we will be accepting “new & like new” item donations for the auction to start on 7/5 at Noon & run thru 7/6 4P when bidding will end.  Winners announced at 8PM with payments due then (check/cash).  Second Silent Auction will be Labor Day wknd!  So mark your calendars, clean out your closets & garage…help support the campground!
  • PLEASE NOTE:  we will be having the annual Memorial Day wknd Breakfast Potluck Pitch-in Sunday 5/26 9:30am at the Shelter House.  Please bring your favorite breakfast contribution, your own table service (plates, cups & utensils) & drinks. OH & your appetite!  Bon Appétit
  • PARENTS:  Please remind your children NOT TO TOUCH THE WILD BABY ANIMALS & EGGS in the park!  They will be abandoned by their Mommies & will die.  We have had duck eggs & baby bunnies disturbed.                                                 Also they are NOT TO RIDE ANYTHING ON THE SIDEWALKS OR UNDER THE SHELTER.  And please not leave their bikes (etc.) in front of restroom doors, someone’s going to get hurt.  Thank you for your assistance in this matter!
  • We have our monthly campground meeting the 3rd Saturday morning at 10AM every month (unless otherwise stated).  It sure would be nice to see more attendance, new faces, new suggestions, participation on the workings of the campground.  We seem to always have the same people there.  The same people donating their time, ideas, etc.  Don’t like how things are going…come, participate & stay informed!

I have updated the calendar page here on the blog so while you’re here be sure to check it out!  This Saturday is the Wacky Family Olympics!!!  Hope the teams are ready for some fun competition.  Don’t forget to charge up your phones & cameras, I’m sure there will be some great photo ops! And for the Hot Dog Awards Banquet Saturday night, please contribute a side dish (hot or cold) & a dessert,  Don’t forget your own table service (plates, utensils) & your drinks.  The campground will furnish the hot dogs, buns & condiments.  Here’s to a great, fun, safe Memorial Day Weekend!!!