PLAIN has plenty of events coming up. We will discuss our events and other items at our February 23 meeting 7:00 PM at the Club House. Besides planning our Chili/Soup cook-off on Sunday, February 26 and our Mardi Gras brunch on March 4, we will approve our new, updated constitution and by-laws, discuss city projects, and hear from our youth about an art gallery.
PLAIN is inviting all new and renewing members to a Members Thank You party, Thursday July 17 at our 7pm meeting in the clubhouse. We will serve light refreshments and make plans for new and exciting PLAIN events for the upcoming year. This is your chance to set our agenda. We would love to see you there! You can also renew or join PLAIN at this event.
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Because it is a holiday weekend and many are out of town,instead of our usual Pancake breakfast this July 5th, we will have a “Pot-luck” breakfast/brunch at the Clubhouse from 9AM-11AM. We will provide juice, tea and coffee. Please bring a dish to share, along with your plates, cups and utensils. You can also renew your membership or join PLAIN at this event. Come enjoy the company of your neighbors at the clubhouse from 9am-11am.
Mark your calendars! June 4th is the next scheduled community breakfast. It is Pine Lake Association of Involved Neighbors renewal time too so we expect a big turn out.
Breakfast is free for the families renewing their membership!
Our search for a regular crew continues. We are short 1-2 people right now. If you’d like to try your hand at hash browns for 50 give me a call. We are open to trying different things to serve… So call with your ideas too:)
This Sunday – May 29th – PLAIN Ice Cream Social from 4 – 5:30 at the Beach House. Bring your own Banana and you can make a banana split. We’ll be on the patio deck.
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2nd ANNUAL PINE LAKE TOUR OF HOMES
The Pine Lake Tour of Homes returns this May in hopes of raising funds once again for scholarships to the summer theatre camp for kids and for LakeFest. Help support these worthy causes, learn more about some of your neighbors, and get a glimpse into the history and development of Pine Lake. Attend the 2nd Annual Pine Lake Tour of Homes, and encourage friends and family (from inside and outside of Pine Lake) to attend as well.
As Pine Lake is an eclectic community with architectural and stylistic diversity, the Tour of Homes offers a motley sampling of abodes that run the gamut of new to longstanding and small to spacious. Eight to ten homes and a handful of garden spots or quirky points of interest will be on this year’s tour. The 2011 tour will present a new sampling of homes different from last year. This year’s tour promises to match the picturesque lake views, custom interior designs, and community camaraderie of the 2010 tour. Snacks and beverages will be provided in the homes. Tour organizers will also have beverage stations posted in both the eastern and western wetland areas. In addition to creating an exciting tour, event planners have also arranged to have a number of art vendors displaying their wares in the Club House, where the tour starts.
Sunday, May 1
1:00 to 6:00pm
Tour registration and start is at the Club House on Clubhouse Drive, Pine Lake, GA 30072
$12 per person for tickets in advance (purchase tickets in advance at City Hall or from contacts listed below)
$15 per person on the day of the tour
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The Pine Lake Architectural Review Board meetings are always open meetings where your participation is welcome and greatly appreciated. BUT TONIGHT, we have plans to review and would really really love it if you could come look at the plans and give us your input. It is 496 Magnolia Drive.
ARB-Tonight at the club house at 7pm. (Yes, I double checked it is really at the club house)
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Once again, PLAIN (Pine Lake Association of Involved Neighbors) will be sponsoring the annual
PINE LAKE CITYWIDE YARD SALE on May 7th!!!
This year’s sale date is a little later than usual – Saturday, May 7th from 8:30 – 4:00 PM – so you have plenty of time to go through your belongings, clear out that clutter and make a few bucks in the process.
The cost to participate is $5 per household. This helps pay for the common advertising and balloons. Any money left over helps to support PLAIN. Participant Form Envelopes will be available at City Hall or in an information box placed under the event sign in front of the clubhouse. This year we will have a map of Pine Lake with each participating household shown, so it is important to turn in your forms by April 30th.
Please put your $5 cash or check made out to PLAIN into the Participant Form Envelope and drop it off at City Hall Administrative Building. If you want to drop off outside of business hours you can use the mail slot in the door. Valarie has kindly agreed to collect them for us.
This year we will be able to use the Clubhouse parking lot, so if you have only a small number of items you might consider setting up a table there. It would also be a great opportunity for fundraising (for animal control equipment?) or for kids’ lemonade stands as well as a chance to get together and have fun – which always seems to be popular in PL.
Since there will not be a mayor’s trash amnesty day this year, we have arranged to have the a Kidney Fund Truck come on the Monday following the Yard Sale to pick up leftover items that you wish to donate – just indicate on the participant form that you want a pickup and I will include your address on the pickup route.
Remember, Participant Form Envelopes will be available at City Hall or in the information box under the event sign in front of the Clubhouse. Complete and return the envelope to City Hall by April, 30th. Also remember to tell all your friends to come to the sale.
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Our Pine Lake Stray Dog Committee will be holding our first fundraiser during the PLAIN city-wide yard sale on Sat., May 7 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. We will be located in the Club House parking lot. All proceeds will fund equipment for our police officers so that they can respond to urgent calls while waiting for county animal control to arrive. Our short-term goal is to raise $850 to pay for two catchpoles and two traps that will belong to the city. In our discussions with animal control officers from multiple counties, it is clear that this equipment is considered the baseline. We plan to raise funds for one or two pieces of additional equipment, including humane, longer-range devices, in the near future.
If you have items you‚d like to sell but don‚t feel like setting up your own booth, we are currently seeking furniture/other donations in good condition to sell at the fundraiser. We are also seeking a volunteer with a truck who might be able to assist in transporting larger donations to the Club house
parking lot. If anyone is interested in wedding/event planning items, I will be selling a large stash of décor, serving pieces, etc. at the committee‚s booth. We also will be accepting cash donations and we will have treats (for both human and canine) for sale.
To recap, we have been working in cooperation with the Pine Lake Police Department since August to come up with effective solutions to the roaming stray dog issue in our neighborhood. Some of these animals have exhibited aggression, including repeated incidents last summer and earlier this year of stray animals attacking cats and growling at residents. We feel that it is important for our Police to be able to serve as first responders to contain potentially dangerous animals until Animal Control has a chance to arrive. One Pine Lake Police Sgt. received free training in October through Cobb County Animal Control and he has shared his knowledge with several core members of the department.
In the near future, our committee and Chief Green will be putting in place a three-step procedure for residents making animal control calls to help speed the response time and increase our ability to track the calls. Summer is a popular time for stray animals, because people relocate and leave their pets behind. We will also be promoting responsible pet ownership. We welcome the community‚s participation in these efforts.
Please come help Lois cook on Saturday! The crew is meeting at 7am at the Beach House and at this point is a bit short-staffed. We need 2 or 3 more folks to help.
Good times – there’s just no bonding like standing over the griddles together, spatulas in hand. All the pans full of steaming scrambled eggs and pancakes, happy neighbors with plates in hand and hungry looks – such a deep down satisfaction. AND, big news . . . PLAIN has sprung for Brand new, uber-fabulous NEW GRIDDLES!! Be a part of the first breakfast crew to try them out! Call Lois and tell her you’ll be there to help so she’ll stop stressing.
Everyone come out for the PLAIN Pancake breakfast at the Beach House:
8:30-10:30 (food starts running out around 10)
$6. for PLAIN members and seniors 60+
$7. for non-PLAIN members
$3. for kids 5-12 (under 5 eat free)
Take $1. off if you go green and bring your own plates and utensils.
See you at breakfast!