November 01, 2015

RESORT UPDATE

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One thing consistent in Williston Crossings is change as we strive to improve facilities and service.   The latest change is no different.  Everyone who has stayed or visited Williston Crossings is familiar with “the office” - the building near the South Gate which houses the Office and Game Room.   It has been the place to go for a multitude of things from reservations, books, mail, tickets, activities, activity information to name just a few.   Over the next few weeks, that building will evolve into a true office building and the game room will go away as all activity-related functions will be moved to the Activity Center or other buildings. 

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The first evidence of change came with the sale of tickets in the Activity Center for the first event of the season – the Halloween Dinner Dance.  Throughout the season, tickets will no longer be sold in the office but sold ONLY in the Activity Center during posted hours.   By November 1, the Activity Bulletin Board and Table originally located near the Post Office in the Game Room were moved to the Activity Center.  This is where signup sheets, activity notices and information are posted. 

Activities previously held in the Game Room, such as Men’s Coffee, Wood Carving Group, Knitting, Euchre, Mexican Train, etc. have been moved to the Activity Center or other locations beginning November 1.  Check the November Calendar (now available in the Activity Center) for times and locations.  We are testing new times and locations and will make adjustments as needed, so please check often for changes.

A big improvement is coming to the Activity Center!  The library is also moving to the Activity Center!  The Wood Shop has begun constructing many bookcases up to 7 feet tall and 4 feet wide to be installed around the perimeter of the Activity Center.  The sheer size of the bookcases and number of books will definitely help with sound absorption.   Last spring, members of the Sewing Group made fabric swags to hang in the chandelier recess to help eliminate noise.  Also the Sewing Group is continuing its “State Quilt Block” project.  The quilt blocks will be used to cover sound absorption panels to be hung above the bookcases.  Together these projects should make a noticeable improvement.

The Office building will be used for mail and office operations providing more efficient service to our guests.  The Activity Center will become what its name implies – the center of activities!  Go to the Activity Center to sign up for Friday Night Pizza, golf groups, buy tickets, get calendars, activity information and announcements, etc.  In the meantime, “please excuse our dust” and thank you for your patience as we work to better serve the residents of Williston Crossings!