Breakfast, Cookie Exchange & Lighting of the Lake

A lot is happening this Saturday. In the morning is our monthly breakfast, 9:30 – 11:30 at the Beach House. And there may be a special guest coming in from the far north!

Also this Saturday evening, Dec 1, between 6 and 7:30, come to the P.L.A.I.N. Lighting of the Lake and Cookie Exchange at the beach house! For the cookie exchange piece, bring 2-3 dozen homemade cookies to the beach house kitchen, and give them directly to a volunteer there (if you just set them down and walk away, we don’t know who to give a plate of cookies to at the end!). We’ll put some of them out for general consumption, and the rest will be distributed among all of those who also brought cookies. At the end of the evening, retrieve your cookie platter and a bag of assorted homemade cookies!

If baking is not your thing, no worries. Come be with your neighbors and eat some cookies set out for all to enjoy. Hot drinks will be available as well.

Reply to volunteer if you can help with setup and cleanup, or anything inbetween.

Hope to see you there with cookies in hand!

Also we are still looking for warm coats for Rockbridge Elementary School. Bring them to the breakfast. And don’t forget to do your holiday online shopping at and select PLAIN as your organization to support. A portion of your purchase will go to PLAIN.  You can also join or donate directly to PLAIN at


NOVEMBER_DECEMBER_PLAINTALKPLAIN will be holding its monthly meeting Thursday, November 15, 2018, 7pm, at the Beach House. All are welcome! Also if you would like to join or donate to PLAIN click here. Over the course of the last year PLAIN has contributed and volunteered to Rockbridge Elementary School, purchased beach and planters for the beach, purchased a grill for the park,  installed sound panels in the beach house, held monthly breakfasts, supported Lakefest and many other activities. If you want to know more ways to volunteer and give back to the community please come to the monthly meeting. We would love to hear from you. ALSO THE NEW PLAINTALK IS HERE!! CLICK HERE TO VIEW OR DOWNLOAD.


Our monthly PLAIN breakfast is this Saturday, November 3, 2018, 9:30 am – 11:30 am (New Hours!) at the Beach House. 
We are asking folks to donate warm winter jackets for pre-K to 5th grade students in need at Rockbridge Elementary School.
You can also donate to PLAIN and specify that you want the donation for jackets for Rockbridge Elementary:
or bring cash, check, credit card to the breakfast. You help is greatly appreciated. If you want to know more about our outreach to Rockbridge Elementary just ask a PLAIN volunteer at this weeks breakfast.  Thank you so very much.
And don’t forget to shop at and select PLAIN as your organization to support.  You can also join or donate directly to PLAIN at

Join Me (Ellen Mintzmyer) for Wesley Walk for Others

On Saturday, Oct. 27,  Six mile walk at Stone Mountain Park.  I plan to leave around 8:30 am.  Men of St. Michaels have breakfast for a minimal charge in case you want to walk with me and support your “Others”.  You can support me in raising money for PLAIN to help Rockbridge Elementary:
Be a supporter and write a check to PLAIN, Memo:  Rockbridge School and get it to me by calling 404 421 8476 to set up a meeting time and place or leave it in my mailbox P.O. Box 717 Pine Lake; or give your donation to me at the next PLAIN Breakfast on Nov. 3. (click here for more info on walk)
Thank you for your help as I walk for my “Others”.


THE PINE LAKE ASSOCIATION OF INVOLVED NEIGHBORS will be holding its monthly meeting October 18, 2018, 7pm – 8pm at the Beach House.
We would love to hear from residents about their ideas on how to improve the neighborhood. Come and tell us what  changes you are passionate about.

and don’t forget to shop at and select PLAIN as your organization to support.  You can also join or donate directly to PLAIN at




PLAIN Meeting Thursday, September 20, 7pm


You are cordially invited to the PLAIN (Pine Lake Association of Involved Neighbors) monthly meeting at the Beach House, Thursday, September 20, 7pm. We welcome you whether you are a member or are just interested in what PLAIN is planning to do in Pine Lake. CLICK HERE for the agenda. We hope to see you there. The more the merrier and we look forward to input and ideas from everyone. If you would like to join or donate to PLAIN CLICK HERE. We help Pine Lake and the surrounding community and could use your support. Thank you so much.

PLAIN Changes

changes ahead

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Starting this year, PLAIN will be shifting its focus outwards, toward serving the community around it, it as well as Pine Lake.  We hope to use the positive energy within Pine Lake to create a positive impact for the broader community.

This means that we will be putting much less focus on our Pine Lake social events., with the exceptions of mardi gras brunch and breakfast with santa celebrations.  The following events will no longer be managed by PLAIN and need coordinators in order to be held:

Easter egg hunt
Memorial day picnic
July 4th picnic
Halloween/Day of the Dead celebration.

Some events have already found volunteer coordinators, but will need more volunteers to pull off:

chili and soup cook-off (feb) coordinated by Megan Pulst
labor day picnic (sept) coordinated by Lakefest
lighting of the lake (dec) coordinated by Greg Creech
Christmas cookie exchange (dec) coordinated by Tracey Johnson.

Of course, we all enjoy these events, so we hope that one of our neighbors will step forward and organize each of these events.  PLAIN can provide help to finance these events, help find interested volunteers, and make the beach house available, if needed. I you are interested in coordinating any of these events, please let us know and we can help you. Contact us at

PLAIN will continue to run the Pine Lake breakfasts, ten times a year, including mardi gras brunch and breakfast with santa.  At some of these events, we hope to engage with all of you in working with us to help others in our community by donating items such as school supplies, winter coats and canned goods.

Coming at the PLAIN breakfast on September 1, 9:30-11:30 am is PLAIN’s Rockbridge Elementary school coat, book bag,  and underwear drive. Bring a new or like new coat (grades k-5), book bag (grades k-5), and/or underwear (for kindergarten ages). This effort is in conjunction with the principal, teachers, and staff at Rockbridge Elementary.

If you have any questions or concerns please come to the september 20th 7:00 PLAIN meeting at the beach house (3rd thursday of most] months) and let us know what you think.


The PLAIN Board

Join or Renew or Donate to PLAIN, click here

PLAIN Back to School Pancake Breakfast

This Saturday August 4, 2018, 9:30-11:30am (NEW HOURS) PLAIN is having its monthly pancake breakfast. This month we are asking for your help. Please come to the breakfast and donate school supplies for our neighbor school, Rockbridge Elementary School.  Bring #2 pencils, box of crayons, spiral notebooks, underwear for pre-K students, or make a donation for this specific purpose. Parents who struggle to put food on the table may often be challenged to provide their children with the necessary school supplies.  With the firm belief that every child deserves the tools they need for academic achievement we want to provide support.  Rockbridge has recently been renovated and is a beautiful campus and a portion of the student population is in need. We have reached out and met with the school’s administration about student needs and volunteer opportunities.  We will be posting the volunteer information after school has begun and the dust of the new year has settled. Please come by for a delicious breakfast, community spirit, and donate what you can. Thanks for your help.