Oct-Nov-Dec 2017 ♦ Volume 22 Issue 4 ♦
Notes from the Prez…. It’s Fall on Lake Holden …..by Tasha Golis
It’s Fall here in Florida. There’s a high of 84 degrees today and the lake is like glass. Lake Holden hit a new record high water level in October as a result of Hurricane Irma. Thankfully, the water level has dropped below the normal high water mark (NHWM). Cruising around the lake, we can see damaged sea walls and docks, a couple homes that are still covered with blue tarps, new fences being installed, and a handful of homes with new roofs. Boat, jet skis, and paddleboards are back out on the water, enjoying this wonderful weather.
The Annual Lake Holden Property Owners Association BBQ was a great way to spend a Saturday in October. Thank you, Brenda Worden for generously hosting the event in her lovely lakefront backyard. There was a great turnout. Folks arrived by boats, jet skis, and cars. It was wonderful to meet new neighbors, and see old friends. Thank you, Commissioner Pete Clarke for taking the time to attend.
There was even a Pet Howl-o-ween Costume Contest at the BBQ this year. A dozen or so of our furry friends showed up in costume: super girl, batman, koala, three pirates, a baby doll, hotdog, reggae dog… each and every dog looked adorable and every dog was well behaved. Lake Holden really loves its dogs. If you missed the fun this year, plan on attending next year.
Cecil’s Texas Style Bar-B-Q provided smoked ribs, chicken and brisket, coleslaw and beans. We have great relationship with the folks at Cecil’s. Our LHPOA meetings are held there the 3rd Wednesday of March, May, July, September, and November. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend these 7 pm meetings. Grab some food and learn about what’s happening on and around the lake.
I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving this year. We’ve got so much to be thankful about. We live on a gorgeous and healthy lake surrounded by a vibrant community. I am thankful for the number of residents on our lake who actively participate on volunteer boards, support political campaigns, attend community meetings, and ‘keep an ear to the ground’ listening for developments that might affect Lake Holden. I am proud to call Lake Holden my home.
Start planning now for our December 23rd Annual Holiday Boat Parade. Both the Best Decorated Boat and Best Backyard Light Display will be awarded a prize. The competition can be fierce, but it’s a ton of fun! Watch the Lake Holden Property Owners Association Facebook page more details or Lake Holden Yacht Club on Instagram for photos. If you haven’t visited lakeholden.org yet, take a moment to do so. It’s full of history, interesting info, government links, and other contacts.
Happy Holidays! See you on the lake.
President Lake Holden Property Owners Association