Author Archives: Calvin Burgamy

City/PLAIN Memorial Day Celebration

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Memorial Day 2018

Memorial Day 2018








at the court house/park/beach house
11:30 am meet at the courthouse to dedicate artwork donated by mike tarnower
Cookout begins at noon
Monday may 28, 2018
11:30am TIL 2pm
Bring a side dish, CHIPS, ETC & BYOB
Festivities sponsored by the city of Pine lake and p.l.a.i.n.



Hi Folks,

PLAIN will be holding it’s monthly meeting tonight, May 17, 2018, 7pm, at the Beach House. You are cordially invited. We need your input. Thanks also for your support. You can continue to support PLAIN by joining or renewing by clicking here. You can donate by clicking here.


  • Approval of March 2018 Minutes
  • Treasurer report
  • Member update/membership drive breakfast/june
  • LakeFest would like PLAIN’s assist this fall
  • shift from event focus to service  click here for more info about this item

PLAINTalk & Membership Celebration!


 Click Here for the new May/June PLAINTalk!  Also see past editions!

FREE! PLAIN Membership Celebration Breakfast—June 2
Our June 2 community breakfast celebrates PLAIN Membership with a free breakfast for anyone joining or renewing their membership between now and at the breakfast. Don’t wait! Join or renew now, you may pay for your membership at via PayPal or with debit/credit card, cash or a check at the breakfast and enjoy a complimentary breakfast on June 2 . We’ll have drawings for prizes and spontaneous celebrations. Your investment in PLAIN is an investment in our village. PLAIN supports our city in many ways and offers fantastic family events throughout the year. Membership is only $30 for a family household and $20 for a single person household.

PLAIN Pancake Breakfast

You are cordially invited to the May PLAIN breakfast this Saturday, May 5th, 8:30-10:30am at the Beach House. Mike Seymour has been cooking up a special dish the last couple of months so you don’t want to miss this month’s mystery dish! We hope to see you there.
All the best and  thank you for being a PLAIN member either now or in the past!
Calvin Burgamy, President

PLAIN Meeting April 19

Hi Everyone,

You are cordially invited to come and participate in our monthly PLAIN meeting, Thursday, April 19th, 7pm, at the Beach House.

Here is a link to the agenda: PlAiN Agneda

We look forward to seeing you there
The folks at PLAIN


PLAIN Receives Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Grant!

Congratulations! The Community Foundation’s Community Committee has approved a 3-month Neighborhood Fund grant in the total amount of $1,450 for the Pine Lake Association of Involved Neighbors$950 to support a beach beautification project and $500 for community coaching. Funds for community coaching will be administered by Neighborhood Fund staff to the community coach directly.

Thanks to Tina Kite for making us aware of the grant and thanks to Tracey Brantley, Melanie Seymour-Gulley, and Heather Winship for working with and meeting with the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta to make this happen.


The PLAIN monthly breakfast will be held Saturday, April 7, 8:30 – 10:30am at the Beach House.
The annual Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 10:00am. In case of cold, rainy type weather we may have to go indoors.


We would also like to take this time to ask that you join or renew. It is all right here. Thanks so much for your support!

Membership Type



PLAIN will be holding its monthly meeting this Thursday, 7pm, at the Beach House. Click here for a link to the exciting agenda.

Mick Kinney and friends took us in a festive march around the lake for Mardi Gras.

Mick Kinney and friends took us in a festive march around the lake for Mardi Gras.


P.L.A.I.N. will  be hosting a Potluck Mardi Gras Brunch on Saturday March 3rd at the Beach House from 10am – noon.  This will be a pot luck brunch – with beverages provided by P.L.A.I.N.

Masks, boas, costumes, tiaras, and other festive attire are
encouraged. We will have a parade with the Mick Kinney Devil Dog Mardi Gras Band around the lake after the brunch at noon, weather permitting.Bring a dish to share and join us for the fun!!!!

Please RSVP by 3/1 to Lynn Callery at (504)208-8344 or (678)732-0625 or and include how many people in your party and what you plan to bring.

This will help to ensure that we have the correct amount of food and diversity of menu items. Walk-ins will be accepted, but it will be a HUGE help to know how many people to expect.

Chili Cook Off Winners!


Chili Cook Off Winner Pam Brogan

Chili Cook Off Winner Peggy Brogan

The Chili Cook Off 2018, co-ordinated by Megan Pulsts and one of the culinary highlights of the year, went off without a gastronomic hitch March 25th at the Beach House. The highly esculent morsels included 7 meat chilis, 1 veggie chili, 3 soups, 3 cornbreads, and 2 dessert breads. Also on the menu for the first time — beer — which won the favorite beverage award.  The 2018 Chili Cook Off Grand Prize was awarded to the talented Peggy Brogan. Second place meat chili award went to the  Beef Birdhouse chili created by the effervescent Jen Colatosh & Adnan Adams.   First place veggie chili, the Smoked Veggie Chili went to “Smokin” Travis Schamerhorn (most votes overall!).   First place soup, Sweet Pea Soup, was whipped up by Heather Winship. Second place soup, Carrot Ginger, went to Alan Gordon.  First place bread, the Cheesy Cajun Cornbread, was corralled by Chris Clark. There was a tie for second in the bread category–Poundcake, by Tracey Johnson and Broccoli Bread by Faye Ridling. Congratulations all!

All the winners with Megan Pulsts, Chili Cook Off coordinaor

All the winners with Megan Pulsts, Chili Cook Off coordinaor

Second Place Chili Cookoff-Jen Colatosh & Adnan Adams

Second Place Chili Cookoff-Jen Colatosh & Adnan Adams

Tracey Johnson, Poundcake

Chris Clark, Cornbread winner, Cheesy Cajun Cornbread

Heather Winship, Winner Soup category, Pea Soup

Alan Gordon, 2nd Place Soup, Carrot Ginger Soup

Travis Schamerhorn, Best in Show, Most Votes Overall, 1st place, veggie chili, Smoked Veg Chili-