February 2016 Smoke Signal

Happy Valentine's Day

President's Day DogsFrom the Manager’s Desk…

This is a reminder that if you are here at Sundance this season with a 3 month or longer reservation and you wish to reserve your current site for next season, you must do so prior to March 1st. This reminder is for all monthly guests and those with RV Annual reservations. This does not include Park Models. If you are an RV Annual you must come to the office and book your site for next season to guarantee your site.

From March 1st through March 14th we are accepting reservations from those who have been bumped by another guest or by management to allow for a new annual RV or for a new Park Model.

Starting March 15th we are accepting all reservations. We encourage all guests to stop by the office to talk about your reservation needs.

Please keep your site weed free. All Annuals must have a caretaker to watch over your site when you are not here.

All Park Model owners, please check your Park Model to see if it needs some TLC such as washing, waxing, painting or repairs to steps.

Steve and Sally Jo Johnson, Managers

This park is like heaven to us so please do not drive like Hell through it.

Cars Here, Cars There, Cars Everywhere;  Yikes!

Effective this coming fall, there will be a new rule regarding the parking of extra vehicles.  Those who have more than 1 vehicle need to park the extra vehicle on the patio side of their site.  If you are planning on remodeling, please keep in mind that you need to leave enough room to park your vehicle(s) on your own site and without hanging out into the road or infringing on someone else’s site.  We are still figuring out the logistics on what will be considered an approved parking spot if both vehicles do not fit side by side or end to end under your awning.  Please see Pam at the office if you have any concerns.


Access Road Direction Change Coming Soon…

The access road between the sewing/craft room and the pull throughs will become a 1-way street at the end of the season.  This change will eliminate the congestion and assure safety for all.  Thank you for understanding.

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Sunday Worship & Fellowship…

The church services at Sundance 1 RV Resort meet each Sunday at 8:30 AM in the Hole in the Wall with Pastor Scott Bailey.  Everyone is welcome

Friday Night Sabbath…

Anyone caring to join us for Shabbos on Fridays at 6:30 PM, please contact me.  Looking forward to hearing from you,

Lenore Smith

Writing Your Life Story….

Is this the time you are going to surprise and gift your family with the story of your life?  Or at least to get it started?  Or find a good method to work on it?  Or to simply listen to some good stories that some in our group have written?  You may get inspired. Come join us.  Spend an enjoyable time with us.

Questions?  Contact Evelyne, site 16, or Janice at site 218.

Attention All Michiganders and Michiganians!  

The sign up sheet is posted in the Activities Office for our annual pot luck..  It is scheduled for February 9, 2016 from 4-5:30PM in the Hole in the Wall.  Come and meet your state neighbors and enjoy good food and fun.

Please bring your own place settings and a dish to pass.

14th Annual 4-states potluck

S Dakota—N Dakota—Wyoming—Montana

Saturday, Feb 6th in the Hole in the Wall from Noon till 2:00pm.  Bring your own place settings and the dish you signed up for in the Activities Office.  We’ll have coffee and tea and some raffle items representative of our states.

Change of Date for Iowa Potluck …

Note:  The Iowa Potluck has moved from Feb 7 to Feb 21 at 3:30 in the Hole in the Wall.

Bible Study…

The Bible Study group is continuing the study of end times. This study addresses fundamental questions that most people ask. What will happen when I die? Will the world end with a fizzle or a bang? Will things get worse or better? Does my work in this world have any lasting difference? What will heaven be like?


Come join us on Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. in the Hang Out room. All are welcome. Study guides are available for $6.00.


Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, is travelling to all 50 states in 2016 to challenge people to pray fervently and boldly live out their faith at home, in public and at the ballot box. Our nation is in trouble and Christians need to stand up together in prayer for our country.

The Bible Study group is planning a tag along trip to the capitol in Phoenix on March 18 to join Franklin Graham as he comes to Arizona. If you would like more information on this trip, please sign up in the Activities Office and someone from the Bible Study group will contact you with the details.

Shari Andersen

Mike Hughes


 Horseshoe History

     Sure would like to see this happen again. If you’re interested in having fun & fresh exercise, please join us Mon, Wed., & Fri from 9:15am till 11am.  For more info, see Don #352 or at the pits in the sports complex.  The annual banquet is set for Feb 7 in the hole in the wall from Noon to 2pm.  Pot Luck sheets are posted in Activities.  Thank you.


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Sue's Desk

From Sue’s Desk at Sundance 1 RV Activities Office…. Are you  ready for the busiest month of the winter season?   So much  to do—the month will just fly by.  Be sure to mark your calendar for these wonderful events.

I’d like to take time to recap a few of our exciting January events.  Our  RV Park’s New Years Party was a huge success with the dance band Desert Drifters.  Lots of compliments were received about our cowboy décor .  Folks went home with their bandanas and sheriff’s badges!

We danced every Saturday night away with the Campbell Brothers, Bunky, DJ Dick Anderson and, one of our favorites, Debbie & The Double Eagle.  The Missouri Opry entertained us with their 50’s/60’s music.  Of course, how can we forget our memorable residents presenting the Grande Ole Sundance Opry!   We love to entertain ourselves in this park! (and we love to laugh).  Sundance 1 RV welcomes the public to our dances and shows.


Feb 1—Casino Bus—9:45 am

Feb 2—Mario Carboni –  7pm  http://www.honkytonkrebel.com

Feb 4—Softball Brat Dinner Fundraiser—5pm

Feb 5— Sundance Country Store—9am to noon—Lunch at 11am

Feb 6—ND/SD/WY/MT Pot Luck—Noon to 2pm

Feb 7—Super Bowl Party—3pm—dinner available at half time

Feb 8—Sundance VIP Day at Dillards—9:30am

Feb 9—Mardi Gras Parade—2pm

Feb 10—Bernie & Red Show—7pm  http://www.bernieandred.com

Feb 12—Senior Expo—11 to 1pm

Feb 13—Western Days—8am to 4pm

Feb 14—Valentine’s Day Pizza Party—5pm

Rebecca Dawn Show—6pm

Feb 17—New Image Fashion Sales & Style Show—10—2pm

Feb 18—Maggie Mae Show—7pm

Feb 19—Florence Copper Mine Tour—10am

Mature Assets Seminar & Dinner—5pm

Feb 20—Hands Across the Border—

Feb 21—MN Pot Luck—1-3pm

IA Pot Luck—3:30-5:45pm

Feb 22—Casino Bus—leaving Sundance 1 RV at 9:45am

Feb 23, 24 & 25—Dessert Theater—7pm

Feb 24—Sky  Med—Seminar & dinner—4-6pm

Sundance 1 RV Resort

February Dance Schedule

Feb 6—Saguaro Sunset  http://www.saguarosunsetband.com

Feb 28—Sadie Hawkin’s Dance & Auction—Dick Anderson DJ

Dances are in the Hole in the Wall from 7-10 pm

Hands Across the Border…

Hi to all and a warm welcome to all of you new arrivals.  To bring you up to speed, our annual Hands Across the Border evening of food and entertainment will be on Saturday February 20, 2016 with entertainment provided by Jack Jackson.

Tickets for the dinner will go on sale Monday February 1, 2016 at 9:00 AM in The Hang Out Room at a cost of $10.00 per person with a limit of 4 tickets per site.

The doors will open at 5:00 PM, dinner at 6:00 PM and entertainment to begin at 7:00 PM

If you require any further information, please contact us. Thank you and see you there.

Bob and Jayne Abbott


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Sales Corral…

Our newest spec. home is ready for showing!  It’s located on one of the largest lots in the Park (site 6).   Stop by the Sales Corral and one of our sales associates will be happy to show you through this home as well as the four (4) new units located on the Sales Lot.  We look forward to meeting you!

Steve Shepard

Rental and Sales and Manager

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Come join us for a good time playing the Uno card game with a CRAZY twist. No skill level required. It won’t help to strategize as this game has a hilarious mind of its own. The more players the merrier !!!! Saturday evenings @ 7:00 – 9:00 pm in the Hangout Room. Just bring your laugh !!!!!!!!!!!!!


A misplaced ‘word’ has been inserted within an article.  If you are the first to bring it to our attention in the Activities Office, you will win a ‘prize’.  Be sure to read each article closely to better your chances of winning!!


The woodcarving group meets in the Craft Room Tuesdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Friday mornings from 9:00 AM until noon.

Beginners are welcome to join in the fun.  We have several experienced carvers who are happy to help.  We can also start you on an easy project.  Hope to see you there!

Veteran’s Donations…

Are you planning some changes in your park model or RV?  Furniture, appliances, bedding, kitchenware, linens, electronics and clothing.  We take it all.  Donations go to the Eloy outreach program to help homeless veterans come off the street and get a chance for a better life.  Goods are used to furnish housing.

I want to thank all who have donated to the Veteran’s Program.  Your generosity has been great.

Donations can be dropped off at #21 or pickup can be arranged by contacting me.

Thank you again…

Couples Dancing…couples dancing

Feb 2 we start Country Waltz for 4 weeks on Tuesdays.  Thursdays we will continue to teach Pattern Dancing.  Both classes are from 10-11:30 am in the Hole in the Wall.

Beginners are welcome, but a partner is required.  Classes are $1 per couple.  We hope to see you there.

Kent &  Sandi Reedy—Fairways


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Safe for all levels of fitness



The Ceramics shop  is open and ready to do some painting.  There is a good supply of green ware available to purchase with more on order.  The shop has everything needed to do a project. There are also classes in Horse Hair plus other classes at Country Ceramics  available.   The shop is open from 9:00 – 3:45 Monday through Friday.  Come over and see what we do.  Try it, you might like it..

Dessert Theater….

The cast and crew of the Sundance Players are hard at work preparing for this season’s production

The Great Nursing Home Escape”.

 Performance nights are Tuesday, Feb 23, Wednesday, Feb 24, and Thursday, Feb 25.  Ticket prices remain the same as past years at $5.00 and will be available in the Activities Office on Feb 1, 2016.

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Crafty Ladies…

Welcome back to those of you that have arrived for the winter. It’s time to bring your new ideas and join us for Crafty Ladies.  If you have never joined us before, stop in and see what it is we do. We meet on Monday 1-4p.m. and Friday from 1-4p.m. in the Craft Room.

Quad/RZR Squad…

It’s that time of year when our riders start showing up for the winter so Welcome back to Sundance and a season of riding Arizona. Plans for weekly rides are cactus made at the Monday morning coffee Klatch and an email is sent to everyone with the information. Marilyn Wyant will be the new contact person.

Cactus Needles News…

Join us in the Sundance RV Gambling Room from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Monday of each month. In January our group donated 75 items to Calvary Baptist Church for distribution to shut-ins and homeless people in this area. These items were baby and children’s hats, adult hats, booties, gloves, scarves, afghans, and sweaters. We do not require pledges or contracts, just fun people who love to knit & crochet. Come check us out; I dare say you won’t want to leave!

Zentangle and Painting

Come join us for time to create with zentangling or painting. All skill levels are welcome! Painters paint with watercolor, acrylic, or oils. Bring your own supplies. Zentanglers are willing to show people how easy it to create. Materials for zentangled inspired art includes a gel pen, pencil and smooth paper. Zentangled art is similar to the color book craze that is currently on the market. We meet Mondays in the Hangout Room from 1:00-4:00. We also meet on Thursday from 11:00-4:00 in the Craft room We are an encouraging group. We learn and support each other. Hope to see you there.


Darts is played every Tuesday and Thursday [ except on holidays ] in the Hang Out Room at 4 PM.  So bring your sense of humor and your sporting attitude for the fun of your life. We like to have fun and laugh. Some bring snacks which is optional. But fun is required. See you there.


Line Dancing…

First of all let me mention that many new students have joined our class, and I am excited about that.  They seem very enthusiastic in learning the dances. I’m going to do all I can to help them progress. A recent observation  by an experienced line dancer noted the changes in line dancing over the past several years.  It is no longer only country music. Today it includes Rumbas, Tango’s, Mambo’s, Cha Cha’s  and beautiful Waltzes. Steps are easily adapted and can be experienced without a partner at all.  There’s still plenty of time to get a good understanding of the basic line dance movements in order to have a head start for next season.

Beginner classes continue each Tuesday 1 to 3pm and Thursday 1 to 2:30pm, Intermediate is Thursday 2:30 to 3:30.

Come and join the fun.


News News News!!  Bingo has reached an all time attendance record 129.  WOW! All of you are great and thanks so much for coming.  Reminder—please wear your name badges; it is very important in order to get paid if you win.

We play on Tuesdays at 7:00pm, doors open at 6:00pm, card sales begin as soon as the workers are ready.

January large weekly winners were:

1/5—   Elaine Stahl, Leona Jenson

1/12     Jeannie Miles,  Ronald Parker,  Chas Ganes

1/19    Marlene Boback, a split pot to: Kathy Roth, Brenda Johnson & Marilyn Wise

See you on Tuesdays!

Karen Deen, Bingo Coordinator

Sundance Singles…

Mark your Calendar –Sunday, Feb 21 at 3pm—Hang out Room

We will be having a pizza party and playing dominos, pegs and jokers or whatever you want.

Bring a drink and $3.  Come join us for fun and good company. There will be a sign up sheet in Activities.

Darcus Arnold, Secretary


At popular request, a Zumba Gold class has begun.  We meet each Friday in the Hang Out Room from 1-2PM.  Everyone is welcome to join us.  See you there!


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Kitchen Events for February…





* Lunch– Chicken Wrap Tue, Feb 2 At 11:30 AM

* Baseball Players Brat Dinner Thu, Feb 4 At 4:00 PM

* Country Store Lunch Cheesy Hamburger Soup & Fish Taco Fri, Feb 5 At 11:00 AM

* Breakfast – Pancakes Sat, Feb 6 At 8:30 AM

* Lunch– Taco Salad Tue, Feb 9 At 11:30 AM

* Dinner – Chicken Fried Steak Thu, Feb 11 At 5:00 PM

* Western Days Lunch – Brat, Hotdog or Sloppy

Joe Sat, Feb 13 At 11:00 AM

* Lunch– Stuffed Pepper Tue, Feb 16 At 11:30 AM

* Fashion Show Lunch – Chicken Salad on

Croissant Wed, Feb 17 At 12:00 PM

* Breakfast – French Toast Sat, Feb 20 At 8:30 AM

* Lunch– Taco Salad Tue, Feb 23 At 11:30 AM

Come and join us!

Ping Pong…

WANTED more Ping Pong players. We have two tables so lets fill them both. This game is lots of fun and good exercise. Both women and men are welcome. We meet on Monday nights at 7:00 P.M. in the Hang Out Room. Questions? See me at site #494.

2016 Quilt Show at Sundance is Saturday, Feb 27

You won’t want to miss the quilt and fabric arts show featuring many quilts and other items crafted by Sundance and Fairways sewers. Our sister park, Fairways, is heading up this year’s show. Our combined quilters have also been busy creating charity/community items that will be donated to local organizations. The show will be in the Hole in the Wall from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday, February 27th.

Lunch and beverages will be available from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Hamburgers or bratwursts can be purchased for $6.00 which includes condiments, chips, a cookie and coffee or lemonade.

There will be a drawing for several different quilt items made by the Fairways quilters. Tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00– $10.00 for a yard of tickets or 20 tickets. You have a choice of which items you want to enter your tickets in or spread them out for a chance in all three. Drawing for Opportunity items will be shortly after 3 pm. Proceeds will go towards next year’s quilt show supplies and charities.

Mardi Gras Parade Coming Soon!

We are counting down the days to the 4th annual Mardi Gras Parade!

Date: February 9th (Fat Tuesday)

Time: Assemble in the office parking lot at 3:00 pm

Theme: “Mustang Sally”  Music provided by our own Sundance Kids Band!

Happy Hour and the King’s cake will follow the parade.

Decorate your golf cart or bicycle and join us!  The official Mardi Gras colors are green, purple, and gold.  Costumes, masks, and noise makers are encouraged.  We will have beads to throw.  The Dollar Store is a good place to find inexpensive decorations.

Sundance Sewers…

What a busy and fun time we’ve had in the sewing room. We continue to welcome back our long-time friends who are joining us after the holidays, and we are welcoming quite a few newcomers. When they join us, they tell us that the quilting/sewing room was one of the biggest reasons they chose Sundance. The room is being used every day, so pick a day that works for you and come sew, chat, and laugh with us. We have had a number of classes already and more are planned. Stop by the room and check out the upcoming classes. Classes have been so popular they fill up quickly. All classes are taught by our own quilters/sewers. We’d love to have you join us.

We just finished a mystery quilt class with 17 participants. All were using the same pattern but each one is so different. Amazing!! Be sure to look for them at the quilt show.

We had a large group for our January luncheon. The next luncheon will be on Wednesday, February 10th. There will be a pincushion challenge at the February luncheon. You must make one (not purchase) and take one. Bring your pincushion in a brown paper bag which is provided. It should be a fun exchange and fun to see the different ideas. It is not necessary to participate if you don’t want to. Get your luncheon tickets from Sally Brown or Sue Roberts. It’s always a fun time. Menu is a chicken wrap and potato salad. $5.00

The Quilt Show and lunch will be on Saturday, February 27th. Anyone in the park is eligible to show their quilts. So if you have been working at home on a project and would like to show it please be sure to enter. Our sister park, Fairways have several opportunity items this year. The items will be on display at each Monday morning coffee klatch till the show. Come see what beautiful items they have made and get your tickets for the drawing. Fiesta Grande RV Resort also will be holding their quit show on the 27th. Did I mention fun?!

Sue Roberts

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The Country Store…


The February Country Store will be held Friday, February 5, from 9 to 12 in the Hole-in-the-Wall. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you will want to examine what over 40 vendors have on hand. Whether it’s something for your grandchildren or that special person – you’ll find a wonderful selection from which to choose.

Come early and enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut. At 11 Mary, Larry and the kitchen crew will offer a delicious lunch of Bernie’s Ravenwood soup ($4.00) or fish tacos ($5.00). All lunches include lemonade or iced tea.

We’ll see you on Friday, February 5 at the Country Store.

Genealogy (Beginners)….

Want help getting started on your exciting journey into researching your family tree?

Starting in February, on the 2nd and 4th Wed. of each month, we will have a beginner’s workshop.  If you have a laptop computer that you could bring, that would be helpful.  Also, if you tether to your phone, that would be super.  But don’t worry, we will have a couple of computers with internet connection.

Things to bring:  Write down as much information that you have on your ancestor that you will be researching and any research forms you may have. Also, bring a pencil and paper.  This class will have individual attention geared to help you get started on your ancestry research.

We will still have the regular Genealogy group meeting on the 1st and 3rd Wed of each month and everyone is welcome.

Hope to see you there.



Do you have a curious mind?  Every wonder where you came from?  Do you want to find out about your ancestors?  If you answer yes to any of these questions, then you will want to come and check out our Genealogy class.  We will have programs, a workshop, excursion to the History Center, along with roundtable discussions.  We meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month from 10-11am in the Gambling room.

R C Cars..

The Race is on! Races are happening every Monday and Wednesday at 2 P.M. and sometimes on Friday afternoons. We have been enjoying some very good racing so far this year. The cars are running fast with some very close races. There have also been some spectacular crashes!

On Wednesday Feb 24th at 1:00 PM we will be having a special day of racing. The wives will be taking control of the cars for the annual powder puff races. Come on out and watch as it will surely be entertaining.


Our courts are full again!! There are organized activities every morning; please check the schedule on the courts or in the Activities Office for start times. As the weather gets warmer, our start times will change. The “Shoot-Out” on Thursdays, is a League, where players commit to playing on a weekly basis. To register, see Bruce Foreman (#186). All the other activities can accommodate “drop-ins” and short-termers; the “competitive” players use the north courts and the “recreation” players use the south ones. If you haven’t heard of pickleball and want to check it out, you are welcome to watch. Better yet; the free lessons on Mondays are given by Kathy Schmidt, a retired P.E. teacher. (Are we lucky, or what?). Lessons are at 10:00 currently, but check schedule for changes. New this season are “intermediate”skills-building clinics on Tuesday afternoons from 1:00-2:00, with Kathy (#546) and Sassy (#366). If you don’t want to play in the structured activities, you are welcome to play on a vacant court or use the courts during Open Play times.

There is a User Fee of $10/player/season to cover the equipment replacement costs and maintenance. If you use the courts and are at Sundance two weeks or longer, please put your money in an envelope in Park Mail to Cindy Litke #662, with your name, email and site number. She will give you a blue star for your badge.

Happy pickling!!

Important notice!!  All park models with above the ground water lines will have a water box and shut off valve installed.  If you want lines run underground, you will be responsible for the change.

If you have questions, please see Management.

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Arizona Group Travel…

Hi all. Feb is upon us & hope all is well.

Feb. 14-16th. (Sun-Tues) Rocky Point 3 Day Trip with a full bus. We do have a waiting list up on the wall for this trip in case something happens to somebody that has already paid & not able to go. We put a waiting list up for every trip after it is full for this very reason & it works very well.

Feb.29th. (Mon) the last day of Feb. Arizona Opry Dinner & Theater Trip. This is a very enjoyable evening. Price being $80 per person includes Dinner & Show plus round trip motor coach. Dinner is @ 6:30 & Show @ 7:30 – 10.00 PM (dinner is served to you). Signup sheet is up for this in activities on the wall above Red Bus. Don’t miss this trip.

Spring Training Trip (Sun Mar. 6th.) with the Colo. Rockies vs. Cincinnati Reds. Flyer will be up soon for this.

Our last trip for the season is Las Vegas 4 Day-3 Nite, Mar. 13-16th (Sun-Wed). This is always a great trip. Cost is $175 per/person dbl occ. or $229 per person single. This includes 1 complimentary breakfast per person, 1 fun book per room, 3 nite accomodations, luggage handling & round trip transportation. The signup sheet is up with cutoff date Feb. 19th. as rooms have to be booked 3 weeks ahead.

Come travel with us & have fun.

Take care & God Bless. Harold & Terry Beach.

The Town Council…

The Town Council of Sundance held its monthly meeting on January 13th. The members are Harold Beach, Bob Hurst, Sheila Keyman, Paul Knapp, Alice Neuok and Paul Street.

Some of the discussion was:

There seems to be a lot of cigarette butts littering the park.

Sally Jo was asked about the rumor that homes in the park with flat roofs could not be sold. She explained that any park model in the park can be sold with park approval, but there is a waiver in the sales agreement stating that any park model with a flat roof may, at some future date, be subject to updating.

There will be 5 vacancies on the board for the 2016-17 season. Residents are encouraged to consider filling these positions. Nomination forms will be available in February and elections will be in March.

The complete minutes are available in the activity office.

If you have any concerns,  please speak with one of the members or fill out a comment form found in the activities office and place it in the utility mail slot located in the office wall across from the post office door. Any signed form will be addressed.

Stained Glass…  Our activities are progressing nicely.  We have 2 or 3 new monitors who have graciously volunteered their time. This will allow more free time for all.  Stepping stones, window hangings, as well as windows are all projects that can be produced. All newcomers are welcome.

Computer Room…

The computer room hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 11:45 AM and 1:00 PM to 3:45 PM.  There are 9 PC computers, hook-ups for WiFi devices and laptops.

Our volunteers are not necessarily detailed experts; but may be able to offer assistance.

The fees are $1.00 per day for casual usage or $10.00 for the whole season.  There are some charges for printing.  All charges are posted in the computer room.

The Geek

Pinochle Lessons…

For anyone interested in learning to play pinochle, there will be a two week class in February.  On the 5th there will be an introduction to the game and a chance to learn how it is played.  The second class on the 19th will give you an opportunity to play with fellow learners with experienced players available when help is needed.  Both sessions will be in the afternoon from 1-3pm in the gambling room.  Sign up in Activities.

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Welcome Back Event

January Memories

New Year's Eve with the Desert Drifters

New Year’s Eve with the Desert Drifters

Dancin' with Bunky

Dancin’ with Bunky


Sky Diving in Eloy

Sky Diving in Eloy

Sundance 1 Country Store

Sundance 1 Country Store








Missouri Opry

Missouri Opry







Page 10 – Upcoming Events – Check our calendars on our website, sundance1rv.com.


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Christmas Angel Tree…Thank you to all who participated in the Angel Tree.  We really appreciated your generosity and you helped make thirty children very happy!

Nancy Lemke and Jayne Abbott

Congratulations to:

Les & Donna Stearns 2/11 584 A
Rich & Nita Moquin 2/11 472 A
Harold Keyes 2/13 235 B
Vern & Mary Jackson 2/17 409 A
Arlene Blair 2/22 358 B
Ed & Rose Creger 2/23 470 A
Rose Creger 2/25 470 B


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Sundance Book Group

We’d love to have new members join us.  If you like to read great books (all have been recommended by our own members) please join us.  We meet on the first Monday of each month.

Looking ahead….the book for February “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova (2009)  The movie based on this book won an Oscar; .March 7 “The Red Tent” by Anita Diamant (1997); April “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (2009)

Monday Night Music Jam…

Everyone is welcome to join us each Monday at 6:30 PM in the Hole in the Wall to participate with the entertainers or come and listen, sing along or dance.  This is a fun, foot-stomping good time.  Remember…if you have a favorite song you would like to hear, just let us know.  We will do our best to play it for you.

How Are You Reading the Smoke Signal???

Do you know the Smoke Signal is available on our website in larger print and in color?

Want to receive the Smoke Signal the minute it’s published?  There are over 140 people whose e-mail is on record and receive their newsletter electronically.

If this is of interest, all you need to do is go to the park’s website at sundance1rv.com and scroll all the way to the bottom of the first page.  On the left, you will see a spot to enter your e-mail…then hit submit.  It’s that easy.  Have any questions? Check with the Activities Office.

Photography Group…

Our photography group will be meeting in the Hang Out Room for the month of February only.  Our meeting dates are Saturday, the 13th, and Saturday, the 27th from 10am to 12:30pm.

Everyone is invited.


Shuffleboard has been great with several new players and many seasoned players having a good time. We encourage anyone wanting to play to come join the fun. If you need help we will teach you the basics of the game.
Scheduled play is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday at 9:30 with Tuesday being bowling pin shuffle. If you want some hooting & hollering good time you should try it. It’s a fun competitive game with all the black team against all the yellow team.

We will be having our annual single elimination team shuffleboard tournament starting Monday, Feb 15 unless play in is required which we would do Fri., Feb 12th . We will have the sign up sheet for tournament up starting Jan 27 thru Feb 9.  It is pot luck draw for teams (no husband wife teams).  Must be park resident to play. $1.00 entry fee to play –  all paid back in prize money. If you want to play tournament, you need to set aside the entire week We will play at 9:30 each day till complete. Wind and weather sometimes makes us cancel play.
Come join the tournament. It’s a fun competitive time for the Sundance shufflers.

We will be having our annual shuffleboard potluck Monday, February 22 at 12:00 noon at the Hole in the Wall.   All shufflers are welcome.