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Yard Sale!

Don’t delay, sign-up today! Please contact Susan Edwards at or me at to be a part of our community yard sale. PLAIN requests a $5 donation to provide signage, advertising, balloons for each home, listing of addresses, and maps for our shoppers; the City of Pine Lake is waiving the $10 deposit for each household who participates in our shopping bonanza. We have over 30 households already! Please send us your name, address, email, and cell phone. We’ll publish our list of addresses next Wednesday.

For our dear Flower Children, who’s homes haven’t had the traffic that the Tree People have had for past Yard Sales. So, for the folks on the Flower Side (north), we will have maps that instruct shoppers to being on Ridge and shop their way to Poplar.  Our address listing will begin at Ridge. We will have signs pointing to the Flower Side to encourage our visitors to shop there first. We’ll have maps and address listings at the bulletin boards and other locations. We’ll provide maps and address listings to each participating household, too.

The American Kidney Fund will pick-up your leftover items at 4:00 PM, if you like. NOTE: YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE YARD SALE TO HAVE AKF PICK-UP YOUR ITEMS. Let us know that you want AKF pick-up only that day.

Greg Creech
PLAIN President 2016/2017

PLAIN Meeting – Board Elections and More – Thurs, June 15, 7:00 PM, Beach House

PLAIN’s important meeting for electing our board positions for 2017/2018 is Thursday, June 15, 7:00 PM at the Beach House; the president, vice-president, and secretary positions are available. We have plenty of other items to plan, including the Community Yard Sale, 4th of July picnic, and update on the Pine Lake Park Improvement Program. So, come out and get involved as we continue to support our village and neighbors. Thank you,

Greg Creech
PLAIN President 2016/2017

PLAIN’s Pine Lake City-Wide Yard Sale

Got Junk?!! Time to clean-out those 8 Track tapes and clothes you out grew three years ago. Join PLAIN’s Pine Lake city-wide yard sale, Saturday, June 24, 10-4 pm. Sponsored by PLAIN, multiple households will have yard sales this day. The city is waiving the $10 yard sale deposit for each household; in lieu of the deposit, PLAIN requests a $5 donation for your household to participate.

Here’s what you get for your $5 donation: PLAIN will advertise the event with entrance signs and flyers, make a map with an address listing of participating households, add balloons to each yard sale house for ease of finding, and arrange pick up for any items people who like to donate to
the American Kidney Fund at the end of the yard sale. If we get 25 households participating, the American Kidney Foundation will make a special pick up that Saturday at 4:00 for items in bags or boxes, no furniture pick up. Please put a sign on your bags/boxes at the end of the sale that you wish to donate with “For AKF Pick-up”.

While you may have yard sale signs on your property, please do not make individual yard sale signs posted around the city; we’ll post signs at our entrances
and around Pine Lake, have flyers for everyone to distribute, and will use all social media, including craigslist, to advertise the event. We must remove all signage at the end of the day.

The deadline to participate is Saturday, June 17.

Please email Susan Edwards at or message her on FB to let PLAIN know if you’d like to participate in this multi home yard sale event,
and would like pick up at the end for any donated items.

You may pay the $5 donation to PLAIN; Greg Creech will accept check or cash for PLAIN – make checks payable to PLAIN. Please contact Greg at 404-403-5391 or email to arrange for pick-up/drop
off of your $5 donation. We will discuss this at our PLAIN meeting this Thursday, June 15 at 7:00 PM – Beach House.

Greg Creech
PLAIN President 2016-2017
404-403-5391 (cell)
404-299-1706 (home)

PLAIN’s Board Elections 06/15/2017 7:00 PM Beach House

The Pine Lake Association of Involved Neighbors (PLAIN) will hold its annual board elections at our regular membership meeting on Thursday, June 15, 7:00 PM at the Beach House. Board positions available are the President, Vice-President, and Secretary; Gayle Austin has volunteered to remain as treasurer. The term for the positions runs from July 1, 2017 until June 30, 2018. Details about the positions are in our updated by-laws at Please consider filling one of these important positions and contact me at or 404-299-1706. Everyone, please plan to attend this important meeting and continue the great work that PLAIN accomplishes for our village. Thank you.

Greg Creech
PLAIN President 2016-2017
404-403-5391 (cell)
404-299-1706 (home)

Saluting our volunteers and Membership Breakfast

Saluting PLAIN volunteers and celebrating our membership drive at this Saturday’s breakfast. Join or renew with PLAIN before or at our breakfast this Saturday at 8:30 – 10:30 AM at the Beach House and breakfast is free. Plus you enter a drawing for free breakfast for a year and a drawing for free attendance at all PLAIN events for a year. You may renew now online via PayPal at this link You may pay by cash or check at this Saturday’s breakfast, too.
PLAIN’s volunteers make our events and programs possible. I want to mention a few each day until Saturday. I’m sure to miss one or two in my upcoming post, but will do my best.
THANKS to these folks for your help:

Jon Schmidt-Davis – Santa Claus
Lalah Manly – Coordinator of the Holiday Artists’ Market and Cookie Exchange
Christine Slocomb – Pine Lake Classifieds
Stephanie Spiller – Putting out our signs and bulletins
Ellen Mintzmeyer – Gift and Goodie bag queen for youth

PLAIN Mtg, 05/26/2017, Thurs, 7:00 PM Beach House

Come join the spring and summer fun by volunteering and helping at upcoming events. PLAIN’s meeting is Thursday, 7:00 PM at the Beach House. Our village has plenty going on and needs your help for the programs and events we’ll discuss tomorrow. Here’s what’s on our plate:
June 3 Breakfast – Membership/Volunteer Celebration
June 10 Pine Lake Yard Sale
Pine Lake Park Improvement Program
Police Department Fund
Ice Cream Social at Memorial Day picnic
Leadership and Board positions
See you at the meeting and the lake!
Greg Creech
PLAIN President 2016-2017
404-403-5391 (cell)
404-299-1706 (home)