Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Adopt-A-Family 2009: Another Successful Year

On behalf of the Village of Lake Isabella and the Lake Isabella Property Owner’s Association we would like to thank you for your generous gifts. Your commitment to helping United Way and families requesting assistance in our community is sincerely appreciated.

Each year the Lake Isabella community continues to help families in need have a happier holiday season. Through United Way’s Adopt-A-Family program we have seen many lives changed for the better.

In particular the Adopt-A-Family program has enjoyed great success from Lake Isabella in the past years and 2009 was no different. Lake Isabella shined at its best bringing in over $1,300.00. Even though we all are aware that times are financially hard for many including ourselves. That is a little over a hundred dollars more than we brought in last year and our second highest donation total for this program since its start in 2004. In these tough times we were only anticipating half of what we raised in 2008 and yet our community rose above all else and surpassed all anticipated donations. Congratulations and thank you Lake Isabella residents and businesses!!

We not only helped a family of six through the United Way program we also donated items to the Weidman Food Pantry, bought $300.00 worth of toys for Toys for Tots and made cash donations to St. Jude’s and Salvation Army. What a wonderful season you all have given so many families with your donations this year.
The goal of the Village of Lake Isabella and the Lake Isabella Property Owner’s Association is to continue to make a difference in the Adopt-A-Family program. With the help of donations from supporters such as you we will continue to see improvements in all who are involved. Thanks again for your generous support of our efforts to the Adopt-A-Family program and we would like to personally thank the following:

George & Barbara Dunn
Dave & Kathleen Ochander
Roger & Jill Kerr
Todd & Audra Buchanan
Thomas & Marie Kelly
Ed Nurski
Arnie & Jan Griffin
Danny & Linda Tinker
John & Vicki Boyd
Elmer & Joan Ledbetter
Alain & Carol Shannon
Georgia Warner
Harry & Marge Kuhn
Dave & Kathy Shoemaker
Charlie & Jane Kiel
Bob & Ann Laraway
John & Janice Terry
Warren & Nancy Spragg
Richard & Brenda Donley
Larry Hiither
Dan Grisdale
Tom & Mary Henson
Max Pinkney
Alice Spayd
Dan & Mary Pattison
Rich & Toni Lacca
Arvil & Geraldine King
Lucky & Betty Jean Robison
George & Carole Colby
Bob & Sally Burgess
Bob & Ardith Gloden
Jim & Sandy Kenney
Bill & Arlene Dunham
Mike Scherba & Carla Gill
Bruce LaPointe & Beth Miller
Out of Bounds
Bud’s & Blossom Gift Shop
Twister Fitness
Bella’s Salon
Cindy’s Salon
Mt. Pleasant Excavating

Friday, December 4, 2009

A Finished Salt Barn

Our new salt barn has been finished just in time for winter! Today is the first day that we have done any winter maintenance. We spread 2 loads of sand/salt mix this morning to help melt away the ice and snow from last night.

This November the Village was able to get by without any plowing expenses. This is the 4th time in 11 winter seasons that has happened. A snow-free November sadly is no sure sign of what's to come. 2001-02 was a mild winter, also with a snow-free November. That year the Village only spend 217 hours plowing the 68 inches of snow we saw. However, 2006-07 also saw November come and go without plowing. That year we ended up just shy of 100 inches.

Your guess is as good as mine, but here's to hoping for a warm winter!