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Newcomers Newsletters
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published on 03/28/2001

Newcomers April Newsletter

By Ann Iwanicki

Signal Mountain Newcomers presents our SIXTH ANNUAL SILENT AUCTION on Tuesday, April 17, 2001 from 10:00 a.m. ? 11:30 a.m., at the Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church. Admission is $5 and includes a light lunch.

Let the bidding begin! It?s auction time and we hope everyone is ready to spend, spend, spend! Our meeting for April will be held on the 3rd Tuesday (17th) instead of the 1st Tuesday this month. Lots of Newcomers are working hard to make this a success, so mark your calendars and invite as many friends and neighbors as possible. Credit cards will be accepted for your shopping convenience.

We want to thank Phyllis Angel-Roark and Jayme Upton for the great job they?re doing in recruiting new board members for next year. Many positions have been filled but we still have a few open. If you are interested or have questions about a position, please contact Phyllis () or Jayme (). Holding a position in Newcomers is a great way to get involved in our wonderful community and a good way to make lasting friendships.

We will vote on the new board members and also for the ?Newcomer of the Year? at our April meeting. So be thinking about whom you would like to nominate.

Remember, our meeting is April 17th at 10am. There will not be a board meeting at 9:15.

Please call Leslie Culp at with any news regarding Newcomer births, illnesses, and deaths in the family. We will provide support and assist with meal preparation if needed.

What a beautiful spring we are enjoying in our lovely Signal Mountain community. We hope all Newcomers are looking forward to the Sixth Annual Silent Auction. All proceeds will benefit the Bachman Center whose mission provides community support and events to all residents of the mountain.

The fund raisers would like every Newcomer to attend and bring a friend to join the festivities promoting the Bachman Center.

Helpful members are working diligently to acquire fun items and gift certificates from our favorite merchants on the mountain and in Chattanooga. They are also packaging exciting gift baskets and lovely flower baskets. Other great items include a gourmet dinner for eight, a Riverbend basket, a painting by a local artist, and a spa package.

We welcome any member?s assistance with decorations and setting up, distributing flyers, preparing food or tabulating. Please call Elizabeth Stewart at .

Babysitting is provided at Signal Mountain Baptist Church for Newcomer?s children. Please make those reservations with Leanne Dolan at . A bidding fee of five dollars will include a delicious light lunch.

Join us for fun fellowship and help make the auction a great success by bringing friends from the community.

Couples Night Out will not meet in April but mark your calendars now for our Cinco de Mayo party on Saturday, May 5th at 7:00 p.m. It will be held at the home of Brad and Teresa Marshall. Plan to wear your sombrero or Mexican dress and bring your favorite Mexican dish. RSVP to Phyllis Angel-Roark at .

Thanks to Randy and Susan Dickens for hosting our March Couples Night out. We had a wonderful time with Frank and Susan Burke. They were very informative, entertaining and generous. Four lucky couples received tickets to a Lookouts game for their families. They are: Randy and Susan Dickens, John and Cara Cameron, Andrew Gross and Vicki Love, Brad and Teresa Marshall.

Below is a listing of Newcomers activities for the month of April:

As of publication date, there are still a few seats left for the Dogwood Luncheon, sponsored by the Signal Mountain Guild. It is so much fun and Newcomers traditionally buys a couple of tables for the lunch and entertainment. There are 70 door prizes so attending virtually assures you of going home with something besides a delicious lunch. Mark the date: April 25th at the Signal Mountain Country Club. Time 11:00AM?? Call Vicki Love for details and tickets are PREPAY. Mail a $12.00 check to Vicki Love (call first to see if available and it is first-come/first-serve). Vicki?s phone is . This luncheon is in lieu of the Guild?s regular meeting this month. We did run out of tickets last year, so call NOW!

Our Hiking group meets on Fridays at Pruetts parking lot at 9:15am and return between 2-2:30pm. Bring a lunch/snack and plenty of water. Also, wear hiking boots. If you have any questions or if the weather is questionable, contact Claire Griesinger at .

Looking for ?quick and easy? recipes to serve your family at meal times? Join us for Recipe Club on Tuesday, April 10 (11:30AM) at the home of Ann Iwanicki,. We?ll be sampling dishes that can be prepared in a flash. Make something and bring it with you along with 10 copies of the recipe. Sign up by calling Ann at .

Ladies Night Out is scheduled for Thursday night, April 5th (7:15PM) at Rebecca Bursch?s. Call Rebecca at to let her know you?re coming and to get instructions on what to bring. Hope to see you there!

Playgroup meets on Fridays at Noon. Some people bring a picnic lunch or snack. Call the host by Thursday morning prior to meeting so we know how many people to expect. Hope to see you all there! For information, contact Nancy McCaffrey () or Marilyn Bean ().

4/6 - No play group (spring break)
4/13 - Easter Party ? Hostess: Marilyn Bean
4/20 - Pumpkin Patch (If rain, meet at McDonald?s)
4/27 ? Hostess: Arlina Hensley

Newcomers assist the Signal Mountain Welfare Council with the Clothes House two days each month. The Clothes House, located on Fairmount Avenue, sells donated clothes, toys and household items to raise money for Mountain residents in times of need. Volunteers are needed to hang clothes on Wed. 4/25 from 9-12noon and to sell items on Sat. 4/28 from 9-1pm. To sign up, call Connie Brown () or Lisa Stark ().

Alexian BINGO: (top of Mountain) April 26, 2:30-3:30PM and (bottom of Mountain) April 23,10:30-11:30AM.

Newcomers has taken on park maintenance with the demise of the Signal Mountain Civic Council. We will have a work-morning coming up in April or early May to spring clean James Park (at the top of the mountain near the traffic light). If you enjoy the outdoors, doing some light yard work maintenance and possibly some planting, please volunteer. We need you. Date to be announced but call Vicki () for information on the scheduled date.

Alexian Auxiliary meets Monday, April 16, 10AM, at Alexian Village, top of mountain.
Please call Linda MacDonald () for information on this month?s book club selection and details on when we?ll meet to discuss it.

BUNCO will be played on Thursday, April 12th at Sheri Jennings?. Reserve your spot by calling Sheri at . We?ll start at 7pm; bring $5 with you.

For more information on any Newcomer activity, please contact Amy Sowell () or Teresa Marshall ().

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