Santa at the Cookie Exchange (after the Makers’ Market)

After the Makers’ Market:
Starting at 6:00pm is the annual Cookie Exchange, Lighting of the Lake, and Santa Claus is coming to town at 6:30pm!!! Bring the Kids!

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.

Volunteer by contacting Tracey Brantley if you can help with setup and cleanup, or anything in between.

Hope to see you there with cookies in hand!

PLAIN BREAKFAST CANCELLED! But Santa is still coming to town!

PLAIN is cancelling breakfast December 7. Too much is happening and we are spread too thin. So take your time and starting Saturday at 11am visit the studios of the Pine Lake Makers Market and after that the Cookie Exchange, Lighting of Lake, and Santa Claus! Just keep reading below.
Also we are still looking for warm coats for Rockbridge Elementary School. Bring them to the Cookie Exchange please. And don’t forget to do your holiday online shopping at smile.amazon.com and select PLAIN as your organization to support. A portion of your purchase will go to PLAIN.  Of course you can also click on our Join/Donate links above.


All your holiday shopping is right here in our beautiful neighborhood. Begin your tour at the old City Hall (4651 Forrest Rd.) Stop in there to check out TEN (!) artists and also to get a printed list of addresses to visit on the tour. More information is here on the Facebook page: click here


And there is still more! Starting at 6:00pm is the annual Cookie Exchange, Lighting of the Lake, and Santa Claus is coming to town at 6:30pm!!!

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.

Volunteer by contacting Tracey Brantley if you can help with setup and cleanup, or anything in between.

Hope to see you there with cookies in hand!

Images of owls and cookies courtesy of RitaE and Artsy Bee @ pixabay.com

Holiday Extravaganza December 7!

A LOT is happening in Pine Lake on December 7! The day begins with a special P.L.A.I.N. holiday breakfast at the Beach House, 9:30am – 11:30am. The first 10 folks in the door receive a free breakfast. After that breakfast is only $3.00 for everyone. We hope you visit and eat a hearty meal because after breakfast is the Pine Lake Makers Market and after that the Cookie Exchange, Lighting of Lake, and Santa Claus! Just keep reading below.
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 smile.amazon.com and select PLAIN as your organization to support. A portion of your purchase will go to PLAIN.  Of course you can also click on our Join/Donate links above.


All your holiday shopping is right here in our beautiful neighborhood. Begin your tour at the old City Hall (4651 Forrest Rd.) Stop in there to check out TEN (!) artists and also to get a printed list of addresses to visit on the tour. More information is here on the Facebook page: click here


And there is still more! Starting at 6:00pm is the annual Cookie Exchange, Lighting of the Lake, and Santa Claus is coming to town at 6:30pm!!!

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.

Volunteer if you can help with setup and cleanup, or anything in between.

Hope to see you there with cookies in hand!

Images of owls and cookies courtesy of RitaE and Artsy Bee @ pixabay.com

PLAIN MEETING THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21

PLAIN will be holding its regular, although very exciting, monthly meeting this Thursday, November 21, at 7-8pm, at the Beach House. All are welcome. We have lots of irons in the fire and fresh input is always needed. As always click on the above links to join or renew you PLAIN membership. You can also help out by making your Amazon purchases at http://smile.amazon.com and selecting Pine Lake Association of Involved Neighbors as your charity.

PLAIN MONTHLY BREAKFAST, Coats for kids, and poles for peace–THIS SATURDAY!!

Hi everyone. A lot of activity is packed into month’s breakfast!

1: Pancake time. 9:30am to 11:30am at the Beach House. Eggs, exhortations, bacon, badinage, sausage, satisfying discourse, pancakes, platitudes, coffee, community, and more. We would love to see you there.

2: Winter coat collection for kids at Rockbridge Elementary School. Bring coats to our collection boxes. This is our second year helping out the teachers and students. Anything you can do will help. Bring coats, donate to the cause. Much appreciated!

3: Come learn and be a part of the meaningful Poles for peace and justice project. Beautiful poles that will be created by Pine Lake and the surrounding community and displayed on Rockbridge Rd. Parsons will be bringing sample poles for all to see. Sign up to help create a pole that will displayed on our main corridor. What is poles for peace and justice? Check out their website: http://postsforpeaceandjustice.org/

PLAIN Meeting October 17

PLAIN’s monthly meeting will be held Thursday, October 17, 2019, 7pm at the Beach House. All are welcome. We are always looking for new ideas to make Pine Lake better. Let us know what you are thinking. Also you can help by donating to PLAIN by clicking on the join and/or donate links at the top of the page or by selecting PLAIN as your charity when you shop at https://smile.amazon.com/

And we are looking for articles for the next PLAINTalk. If you have something you would like published or have an idea about an article send it to plainhelps101@gmail.com

Image by Andreas Lischka from Pixabay

LakeFest Tidy Up! Volunteers Needed!

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PLAIN is a Silver Sponsor of Lakefest this year and we are urging you to wake up this Saturday (9/21) morning, take a deep breath, smile, and go down to LakeShore Dr. at 10am and help tidy up the Festival footprint. Sign up for a volunteer shift at SignUp Genius one task even offers a free drink & half-price T-shirt!  If you’re not the on-line type, or not sure where you can be most useful, just call Kathie at 678-427-9673. 

Bring a shovel or a rake — lunch provided afterwards!!!!
Spread the word and receive bonus karma points!

PLAIN Monthly Meeting!

Greetings! PLAIN will be holding its monthly meeting Thursday, September 19, 7:00pm at the Beach House. If you have a suggestion, idea, or just want to donate some extra krugerrands (must be at least 1 troy oz. gold minimum) please come by. We would love to see you. We are doing a lot community work and would love to have your help. If you have a story or event you would like to see in the next PLAINTalk email us at plain101@gmail.com.

Also if you would like to join or donate to PLAIN, click on one of the links in the navigation bar. Also if you order from amazon please use amazon smile and select PLAIN as your charitable organization. And as always, thanks for your support. See you around town! (and don’t forget LakeFest is just around the corner)