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RESORT UPDATE

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Williston Crossings has been bustling with activity and since it "tis the season" one might think elves have been afoot!  From the 121 Entrance to the South Entrance, holiday decorations light up the night and adorn RV sites.  

Our “Adopt a Tree” in the Clubhouse challenge resulted in 17 Christmas trees creatively trimmed with themes from patriotic to traditional.  Our woodcarvers, golfers and even our pickle ball players (to name a few) have trees on display.  Their imagination is extraordinary and their creations are definitely a sight to see! 

Elsewhere in the resort the Wood Shop elves/volunteers have been busy.  The bookshelves have been built and installed in the Activity Center.   Every wall has beautifully built book shelves and shelves for the 600 piece DVD collection.  The library books and DVDs have been moved to the new shelves resulting in improved sound quality in the building.  The Activity Center is now the location of all information on activities, calendars and ticket sales. library.jpg

With the completion of the library shelves, the Wood Shop volunteers have begun the addition of new offices in the Office Building.  Construction is concentrated in the back of the building, but in the front office, a wall mural featuring the Grist Mill is being painted by Betty Bahlin. You might enjoy seeing Betty’s other wall paintings in Bow Wow Boutique.  She does beautiful work!

In December, a new activity calendar format debuted.  Residents now have two tools to plan their activities:  1) a chart of recurring activities and 2) a calendar with only “special events.”  Residents can personalize the special events calendar by writing in recurring activities in which they participate.  Channel 10 format has also changed to show only the week’s special events and any cancellations or changes.   

Time does not stand still in Williston Crossings!  Soon we will welcome new guests and returning snow birds and in just the blink of an eye it will be 2016!  We wish everyone good health and happiness for this holiday season and the coming year and hope your travels bring you to Williston Crossings RV Resort…a Destination to Remember!       

The Night Before Christmas (With a Florida Twist!)

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‘Twas the night before Christmas, a Florida night,
And no creature was creeping on a WCRV site,
The stockings were hung on the awning with care,
In confidence Santa Claus soon would be there.
Momma and me lay tossing and turning in bed,
With a/c’s and fans all awhirl overhead.
Momma’s in her clay pack and I in my shorts
Had just got to sleep amidst wheezes and snorts,
When out at the grist mill I heard a commotion,
I jumped up and went to see who was approachin’
Right out to the mill I dashed like a flash,
Fell into the pond with a humongous splash!
 
The light of the moon beaming down on our pond
Gave a silvery luster to things out beyond,
And what should appear in this watery glow
But a miniature golf cart with eight ‘gators to tow.
Whose skipper was so bundled up (and so forth)
I knew in a moment he’d come from far north!
All slithery slimy those reptiles they crawled
From the quarry as he whistled and shouted and called:
“Now, Snipper!  Now, Snapper!  Now, Tiger and Toothsome!
On Flipper! On Flapper! On Flotsam and Jetsam!
To the back of the park model, to the Florida room!
Now dash away! Thrash away! Splash away! Zoom!”
 
As oak leaves before a wild hurricane flies,
When it runs into obstacles, mounts to the skies,
So up to our rooftop those ‘gators they flew,
With the golf cart full of gifts, and Santa Claus, too.
Until up around us I heard on our roof
The scratching and scraping of the eight ‘gator hooves(!)
As I rushed back inside and went peering about,
Santa dropped from the vent like rain from a spout!
He was dressed in fine fur from his head to his toes,
But his travels had dampened and rumpled his clothes.
 
He opened one bag that was slung on his back,
And a few soggy somethings oozed from the sack.
His eyes, though, still twinkled, despite his distress,
And he chuckled as he looked ‘round at the mess.
His face was not pale, like some northerners’ are,
And surely his laugh might be heard from afar.
He had ripe mango cheeks, a strawberry nose,
And a beard just as white as far northerly snows.
He puffed on a corncob clamped tight in his jaws,
And the smoke nearly choked me. (There oughta be laws!)
 
Nonetheless, when I saw him, in spite of myself,
I laughed at this chubby and jolly old elf.
A wink of his eye and a nod of his head
Were enough to persuade me I’d nothing to dread.
He spoke not a word but got down to brass tacks,
And filled up our stockings with stuff from his sacks,
‘Till finally quipping, “Know when to say when.”
He climbed back to the roof through the vent and then,
With a wave at the team of ‘gators that waited,
Drove them up and away once reactivated,
And I heard him exclaim as they sailed out of sight,
“Merry Christmas to all on this Florida night!”
 
            Original revision by Jeff Corydon
            Special revision by Willie S. Towne
            WCRV special revision by S.H. Zippee

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

December 24   - Holiday Social
December 25   - Christmas Day Dinner
December 31   - New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance with Fred Campbell
January 1          - New Year’s Bingo
January 9          - Dance & Dinner with Johnny Lobo
January 13        - Wing Night
January 17        - Rob Mills Gospel Group           
January 30        - Dinner & Dance with Sugar Bear
January 31        - Dunneman’s Music Ministries
February 14       - Valentine’s Dinner & Dance with Donny
February 18       - Annual Ladies Tea
February 26       - Blood Drive
February 27       - Dinner & Dance with Rebound
March 1             - Elvis Show
March 2             - Crime Prevention Presentation
March 4             - Resort Yard Sale
March 5             - Annual Art & Craft Show
March 6             - Chili Cook Off
March 12           - Dinner & Dance with Sugar Bear
March 17           - St. Patrick’s Dinner & Dance with Fred Campbell
March 22           - Until We Meet Again Party
March 26           - Dinner & Dance with Brett Baker
March 27           - Easter
April 1                 - Dance with Johnny Lobo
 
NOTE:  All events are subject to change

SNOWBIRDS & NEW GUESTS TAKE NOTE...

As you prepare to travel to Williston Crossings for the season:

  • Notify the office if you plan to arrive on a date other than your reservation arrival date.  If you arrive early your site may not be available.  If you arrive late, we also need to know to have your site ready.  All first payments are due on your reservation’s arrival date.  If you are arriving later, please call to arrange payment.   NEW POLICY: Reservation dates can no longer be changed or extended; therefore, arriving early or staying later will result in a new reservation for the additional dates with regular pricing.  Club discounts can be applied to reservations no greater than six days in length. 
  • Prepare for Climate Change.  Before you leave home, check your RV furnace to assure proper function.   If you don’t, service may be delayed as RV technicians are inundated with calls during the first cold snap.   

Be Safe & See you Soon!