Friday Flyer 2-15-19

Today (2-15-19) –

10am – Memory Presentation – Hole in the Wall

4pm – Hale Theater Tag a Long

Tomorrow (2-16-19) –

10:30 am – Hearing Center – Hangout Room

5pm – Hands Across the Border – Hole in the Wall

Sunday, 2-17-19 – 1-3p – Minnesota Potluck – Hole in the Wall

Koffee Klatch – Monday, Feb 18 at 8:30am in the Hole in the Wall.  Everyone is welcome to join us for coffee and donuts and hear what’s happening in the park.

Quilt Show – Saturday, Feb 23 from 9-3pm in the Hole in the Wall.


the Sundance Dessert Theater presents:

the dirty dredge of cedaredge

.               by vern harden

 February 19, 20 & 21, 2019   7:00 p.m.

come see your park talent in this delightful comedy of young love surrounded by their parents, a sheriff who is claims to be faster than a greased gopher, and a wicked villain with his smooth girlfriend, followed by a special dessert

tickets are still available in activities for just $7 doors open at 6:30 –   no reserved seating

Sky Med will be here on Wednesday, Feb 20 at 4pm in the Hangout Room.  Please sign up in the Activities Office and join us for dinner and a presentation.

A Great Service is being offered by Ed Whitehead’s Tire Pros!  On Tuesday, March 5 beginning at 9am, they will be in the park checking tires on your rigs at no charge before you travel home for the summer.  Be sure to sign up in the Activities office for a more confident ride home!

Our season’s state potlucks are winding down.  Please schedule next year’s date for your potluck so it can be input into the 2019/2020 Calendar!  Thank you.

Sundance wants to express their thanks to Tammy and Joe Wise for their years of service in the housekeeping department and their excellent dependability.  We could always count on them to work after our late events and shows.  This is their last day and WE WILL MISS YOU!!  Best of luck in your California endeavors.

Found – If you have misplaced a pair of woman’s black prescription eye glasses, please claim them in the Activities Office.

A very generous offer has been received!  Paul Brown, site #171, has offered to collect our beverage cans, dispose of them, and contribute the proceeds to our Veteran’s Group.

We’d prefer the cans be “squashed” and taken to his site for recycling.  There will be a container just waiting for your donations!  This will continue through March 31, 2019 as the Browns will be leaving then.

Way to go Paul!!  The entire park thanks you for your generosity and support.

The Sundance 1 RV Church will be having its annual toy drive through the month of February.  All toys will be donated to the Casa Grande Banner Hospital.  You may drop them off in our bin in the Activities Office, or bring them to site #445 or to church on Sundays.  Your donations will make a child very happy while they are in the hospital.  We thank you very much.

The Activity Office is busy preparing the room schedule for the 2019/2020 season.  There will be NO CHANGES to the existing schedule.  If you desire to change, though, please contact the Activity Office (if you haven’t already).

It has been brought to the park’s attention that rooms are being used beyond the 10 pm closing time without authorization. Park regulations require the hosts to unlock room doors at 7am and to lock up the room doors at 10pm.  The ONLY room remaining open is the laundry room.   Please do not use any of the rooms beyond closing time. 

Attention Wisconsinites:

The Wisconsin potluck will be held on Wednesday, February 27th from 4:30-6:00pm in the Hole in the Wall.  Please bring a dish to pass, your own table service and beverage.  Sign-up sheet available in Activities office.  We look forward to getting together with our Wisconsin friends – old and new!

We have scheduled a “Family and Friends” CPR/AED class on Wednesday, March 6 from 2-4pm in the Hole in the Wall.  There is no charge for this class and it is presented by the Casa Grande Fire Department.

Harmony Health trailer is returning on Friday, Feb 22, 2019 in the main parking lot.  This comprehensive health screening is a Medicare covered service.  If you’re interested, please sign up in the Activities Office or call 480-664-3840 to schedule an appointment.

Correction – If you’re interested in joining the Sundance Co-ed softball teams, you may contact K Connolly (site#3) or R. Guidi (site #91).

The regular Hole in the Wall Activities will be cancelled from Monday Feb 18 thru Friday, Feb 22 due to the Dessert Theater presentations.  This includes both the Jammers Show on Monday and Bingo on Tuesday.

Bingo News – We are looking for popcorn popper volunteers for Tuesday night Bingo for this season and next.  The goal is to have 4-5 people so you only have to make popcorn once a month.  Popcorn, bags, and microwave are furnished.  This will not interfere with your Bingo playing.  Contact the Activities Office if your interested.

Notice:  The Pool Room will be closed for a tournament on Feb 23 from 11am till 5pm.

WRITE YOUR LIFE STORY – is cancelled for Feb 20th and will resume Feb 27 at 1:30pm in the Hang out Room.  Please join us.

Sally Jo Johnson  #507

The OPEN HOUSE this past Saturday was a great success.  On behalf of the Sales Team, Steve, Rod, Michelle and Kathryn, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to our wonderful volunteers that made the day possible.  Big thanks to:

Daryl Clark & Don Maples for setting up barricades and coordinating the parking for the day.  Also, thanks to Don for the use of his trailer for loading and unloading.

Jamie Fearing and Darlene Clark for managing the information tables and prize draw entries.

Gordy Beck for helping recruit volunteers, setting up display, organizing tables and chairs and cooking up some awesome hotdogs.

Jeanne Beck, Ron Swanigan and Larry Dew for serving dogs and drinks.

Donna Woods, Danny Woods, Barb Hoffarth, Cy Hoffarth & Dennie Shepard each hosted a model home helping guests with their inqueries.

Gary Traphagan for organizing the tour carts, helping Michelle with purchasing supplies and hosting golf cart rides.

Lou Fearing, Alan Wallbank, Madonna Reichert and Lon Vogt for driving guests to where they wanted to go.

Ken Vegter and Mike Barber for filling in for breaks and where extra help was needed.

And a shout out to Jan and Mike Rivers and Jacqueline Burton for lending us their golf carts for the day.

Everyone was truly helpful pitching in for the set up and clean up afterwards.  It was a pleasure to have all of you engaged to make the day open and welcoming for all the guests who attended.

Pickleball paddle demo with Cathy Turchand from Selkirk Paddles is scheduled for Saturday, Feb 16th at 9:15am.  She will have paddles to try out which range in price from $75 to $150.  You will be able to try them on the courts.  Also, the cut off for novice/beginner tournament is Monday, Feb 18th.  Sign up is at the court.  Tournament is February 25th.

Country Store hours for the March 1 Country Store are 8:30 – 12:30.  Note – the Smoke Signal was incorrect.  March 1 is the last Country Store for this season.  Next season starts with the first Friday in November (Nov 1).  Please provide Joyce Gerdes or her assistants your email and/or address so an updated set of times, rules, etc., can be provided for next season to prevent confusion and make the transition easier for all.  Thank you.

Update from the Activity Office:  Since the time this Country Store article was submitted, we have a new volunteer to coordinate the Country Store next season.  We want to thank Delphine Becker for stepping up to the plate.

Softball Schedule for Feb 18 and Feb 21…

The B team which includes a few Sundance residents, play on:

Tuesday, 2-19 at Palm Creek at both 10:15 and 11:30am

The C teams (Colts & Mustangs) play each other Tuesday, 2-19 at Robson Ranch at 9am.

On Thursday, Feb 21, the Colts and Mustangs play at Palm Creek at 12:45 and 2:00pm.

The League Tournaments will be held Monday and Tuesday, Feb 25th and 26th.  Times will be announced.

Attention Those Interested in a Wood Shop:  There will be a meeting on Monday, Feb 18 in the Hole in the Wall following the weekly Koffee Klatch.  Anyone interested in this endeavor is invited.

We want to thank all who attended the WA-ID-OR-CA potluck.  We enjoyed meeting everyone and hope you had a good time.  Put us on your calendar for next year – 2-9-2020!

Jim & Lani Bradfield & Don & Julie Aho

Genealogy will meet Feb 20 at 10am in the Gambling Room.  Annetta Reitz will give a presentation on Research Traps to Avoid.  Everyone is welcome.

The Town Council is happy to announce they have a wonderful slate of candidates for next year.  Come meet them at the Monday Morning meetings and look for more information in the next few Friday Flyers.  Elections will be on Monday, March 4th.

Several people have asked for a dollar changing machine in the laundry room.  At this time there are no plans however there is a great solution.  The Activities Office has plenty of rolled quarters.  They are open 7 days a week from 8:30 am. to 4 pm.  If you like to wash in the evenings, simply stop in any time and get your quarters ahead of time.

Sundance Town Council is looking for 2 new members.  If you are invested in our park and want to keep our Park the #1 Park in Casa Grande, please consider becoming a Town Council member.

Appointment to Council is for a two-year term.  Members must be onsite to attend meetings November through March.  Additional qualifications are on the applications, available in the Activities Office,

February 14th is the deadline for submitting your application.  For further information, contact Alice Neuok, Site #439

Town Council News

The Town Council works on your behalf to improve the park and make it a safer place for all.  We hear from you, the residents, often on problems and concerns.  When we take them to the managers, Jan and Mike Gabbard, we usually see results within a week or two sometimes even the same day.

One of the issues they could not help on was the number one question we hear:  Why, if we’re a gated community, is the gate left open when no one is attending it?

This is a ruling set down by the owner in his desire to make the park look friendlier to potential residents.  “Because we know that many are uncomfortable with this situation, we sent the following letter to him.  To date we have not received a response.  If you feel strongly about this issue, feel free to send your own letter.

Thank you, your Sundance Town Council.


January 24, 2019

Mr. McGavin

Sundance 1 RV Resort

1703 N Thornton Rd.

Casa Grande, AZ  85122

 Dear Mr. McGavin.

 As the liaison between park residents and management, we, the Town Council, continually hear concerns about security in the park.  The definition of Gated Community is “a residential area with roads that have gates to control the movement of traffic and people into and out of the area”.  Being “gated” to many of our residents and visitors, means “security”.  But this is not the case.  This past summer has brought to light a definite problem with the security in the park.  Criminals are looking for easy targets.  If security is not addressed, theft may continue or even escalate.

 We understand controlled gates cannot keep people out who want to come in, but:

1)       If the incoming gate is open, someone should be manning it.  Clarification:  Keep the entrance gate closed if no one is available to man it.

2)       When there is an activity open to guests from outside the park and it is felt the gate should be open later, it should be monitored then closed when the activity begins.  The host on duty is available to provide late comers entrance.  Would you consider:

3)       Installing brighter flood lights in the storage area?

4)       Installing working security cameras in the park?

5)       Installing stronger, brighter street lights and possibly motion lights in some of the streets that are completely dark?

6)       Informing the residences if there is a problem in the park and not leaving it to the hysteria on Facebook?

We, the residents of the park will:

1)       Be alert for strangers in the park, especially after dark.

2)       Not open the gate to unknown vehicles.

3)       Keep our properties locked.

 The Town Council and the residents of the park want to work with you to protect our investments and yours.  We would like to extend an invitation to you to attend our next Town Council Meeting on February 13th, 9am in the Gambling Room, in hopes that this face-to-face would facilitate a resolution to some of these issues.

In conclusion, we look forward to working with you and being able to report back tour residents that Mr. McGavin is truly concerned with the security in the park and is looking for solutions.

Thank you in advance for your considerations,

The Sundance 1 RV Park Town Council


I Opened a Book by Julia Donaldson

I opened a book and in I strode.

Now nobody can find me.

I’ve left my chair, my house, my road,

My town and my world behind me.

I’m wearing the cloak, I’ve slipped on the ring.

I’ve swallowed the magic potion.

I’ve fought with a dragon, dined with a king

And dived in a bottomless ocean.


I opened a book and made some friends.

I shared their tears and laughter

And followed their road with its bumps and bends

To the happily ever after.


I finished by book and out I came.

The cloak can no longer hide me.

My chair and my house are just the same.

But I have a book inside me.


2 Old Dudes @ Hole in the Wall –

Kitchen schedule for the week starting Feb 17, 2019

2/15 Friday – closed

2/16 Saturday – closed

2/17 Sunday – closed

2/18 Monday – closed

2/19 Tuesday – Open for lunch 11:00 to 1:30

2/20 Wednesday – Open for lunch 11:00 to 1:30

2/21 Thursday – Open for lunch 11:00 to 1:30

2/22 Friday – closed for Quilt Show set up

Have a good week!!