FROM THE ADMINISTRATOR: September, 2014
I wanted to take a moment and write about a really great experience I had back in July. Pinkney and I were invited to the July 4th Campground Picnic. When we arrived there were a few members sitting around having conversations, and generally enjoying the afternoon and friendship. The longer I sat around I had the impression that there may not be very many in attendance. Then all of a sudden cars, pickups, and golf carts started converging upon the campground pavilion. All of a sudden the empty tables in the center began filling up with all kinds of covered dishes, chips, dips, and deserts. Enough food to feed a small army. Some of the ladies started unwrapping and arranging everything with a great since of organization resembling bees buzzing all around a hive. Then several of the men in attendance started organizing the cooking of the burgers and dogs. Once that was in motion the lines started with plates in hand. It went so smoothly, kind of like the running of a Swiss watch. After everyone enjoyed a grand feast, the clean up began, and it was just as organized as the preparation. Everyone did their fare share, and there was no burden to anyone. As we approached nightfall, a crew made their way down to an area beside the lake and began setting up for the fireworks. Many in attendance began moving their vehicles, golf carts, and chairs in place to watch the show. As night fell upon us, the show began, and what a delightful display it was, lasting almost a full 30 minutes. It proved to be a very enjoyable evening. As the evening ended, I thought there must be a word in Mr. Webster’s book to describe this wonderful experience of people working together for the common good of all. I found it: Fraternalism, a derivative of the word, “ Fraternity”, ( a group of people associated or formally organized for a common purpose, interest, or pleasure). Thank you Campground for the wonderful fraternal experience.