Giving thanks Lake Worth style

Here we are again, another Monday morning and what a great one it is! perfect weather for cycling and walking. Opportunities to stop and talk DSCN7884to people, my favourite thing!

Another busy week has just hit the dust as this one starts. Tuesday evening was excellent, the start of the REAP (ResidentEducation to Action) course, a five week programme intended to help residents who are interested in improving their neighborhoods and fostering strong links. Guess who was the biggest contingentthere…….? You guessed correctly……LAKE WORTH!Out of the 160 people attending we took up 29 of those places…….all of us with projects for which to bid for the $5,000 grants available. The enthusiasm was contagious and I am pretty sure everyone will win those much needed funds.993451_654659067889372_1369173171_n

Wednesday was spent canvassing for raffle prizes for the Art at the Eco event on December 7.  The folks downtown are so generous and have donated a myriad of prizes well worth winning. This event was fabulous last year and it is hoped that this year will be even bigger and better. There is a wonderful team of people working to make this happen……food and wine…decorations….artists….raffles….events…all these things have to be organised and Linda Roman, our chairperson this year, is doing a great job of pulling everyone together and attempting to keep us on track, not an easy task, I can tell you!

Art SpiritAfternoon is always good at the shuffleboard courts, you should drop in sometime on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons! you will be welcomed with open arms and pleasantly surprised at what you find there.

image copy 2 On Friday evening, the Gray Mockingbird Garden tile mural was taken in boxes to be put together for the first time at The Scottish RitesBuilding. It was such hard work but well worth the effort as many of the artists and others came together again for the project. So many friendships were formed during the creation of this work of art, it was truly a community effort! It looks amazing and will look even more amazing when it is finally erected, I cannot wait to see that!       imagea two week project by members of the Mango Groves NA a two week project by volunteer members of the Mango Groves NA     to this belowDSCN2787

Saturday morning was an early start as it was preparation time for the neighbourhood meal, what a great night! In the morning, the last touches were put to the walls at South Shores, tables laid and flowers and greenery picked and displayed, it looked wonderful! Tickets were sold out and South Shores was full, people meeting friends, chatting,image copy 3

making new friends, listening and dancing to music …… another successful event!1458586_690010454356809_1747270208_n 558960_690004724357382_408672742_n 1450962_690005164357338_1925159015_n 1003954_690009304356924_432947459_n 1470045_690006371023884_54839378_n 1475977_690009931023528_1482830199_n 1474514_690006367690551_1568678705_n 599647_690010041023517_504183845_n 544180_690005877690600_1247631952_n

The tree lights have been erected and look very festive as do the lights and displays along the streets downtown, it really is beginning to look a lot like thanksgiving and Christmas once again.image

Well, it’s back to another wonderful week here in Lake Worth…..have wonderful one!

About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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1 Response to Giving thanks Lake Worth style

  1. Jim and Darlene Tebbe says:

    Our first time attending this function. Had a great time!!!


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