Smoke Signal for December 2019




Sundance 1 RV Resort

From the Manager’s Desk –

The year is flying by and we are so happy you are spending your winter with us, here at Sundance. We are looking forward to all the festivities December brings, both here in the park & the city of Casa Grande.

We are working hard to get projects completed and appreciate the patience you have shown.

  • The big dog park is getting fenced in and is on target for completion is very soon.  We will also be installing a pre-entry area in the smaller dog park to make it easier for entering and exiting.

Everyone appreciates the responsible dog owner. Please respect other residents and guests and don’t let your pet ‘relieve’ themselves on another site, there are areas around all the retention ponds, soon 2 dog parks, as well as the canal area between Sundance 1 & 2. Don’t forget to pick up after your pups and dispose of the waste properly.

  • The new RV sites out by the Sports Complex are making headway and hope to have that area wrapped up and completed yet this season.

Be sure to take time to enjoy the amenities of Sundance and attend the many activities, classes, and functions offered. There is something for everyone! Get involved, meet new people and make this season one to remember.

We wish all of you a Very Merry Christmas and a Safe & Happy New Year!

Kate & Tom

Activities –

Every Monday morning, we have the Sundance Round Up meeting. The meeting is held at 8:30am sharp at the Hole in the Wall. Everyone is welcome to attend, whether you are short timer or long timer. This is a great way to learn about what is happening at the park along with upcoming events. Coffee, tea, and morning munchies are available. We do try to have a speaker every Monday and door prizes too. We hope to see you there.

Calendars for the current month and for all rooms are available in Activities. We do revise them periodically, so do check the date on the calendars to make sure you have the most current up to date version. Dance/Entertainment schedule are now available for December through March in Activities. Check the Events Calendar on Sundance 1 RV Resort web page for dance and entertainment listings as well.

We are a scent free park and we ask that you please refrain from wearing perfume or cologne during your stay at Sundance. As we age, our nose becomes less sensitive to the power of our fragrances yet others with medical challenges may be severely affected. You will be asked to leave an event, whether indoors or out, so you can remove your perfume or cologne.  Thank you for your cooperation.

A huge thank you to the Activity Coordinators and monitors who are doing a great job to have their rooms open multiple hours during the week and even on Saturdays. With our increasing population this effort is allowing more residents to learn new skills and hobbies.

Sundance is float #23 in the Casa Grande Electric Light Parade on Sat. Dec. 7. Come and watch the parade, cheer us on, and make sure you vote for #23. Our theme is Sundance 1 RV Resort Wishes You Peace & Love. Our goal is to have a bright, original float with 4-6 walkers sporting hearts and peace signs. If you would like to be in the parade stop by Activities for more info. It’s a beautiful event that draws thousands of people. Vote for #23!  Float assembly is being done on #601 and your help is appreciated.

Come and celebrate the wonderful life of Candy Mayo on Wednesday Dec.11 at the Hole in the Wall at 2pm. If you have a fond memory or funny story please contact Alan 970-371-4030. Candy was a Sundance resident who was the Coordinator of the Fiction and Non-fiction book clubs here at the park. She was also passionate about supplying books to the local Head Start program. Snacks are welcome.

New Year’s Eve will feature dinner and the Campbell’s Band at the Hole in the Wall. We will have 3 ticket options: Dinner/Dance $30 per person, Dinner only $25 per person, Dance only $15 per person. Menu is 12 oz. Prime Rib, mashed potatoes, broccoli or garlic green beans, roll, dessert, coffee or ice tea. Dinner will be served 4-6pm. Doors will open for the dance at 7:30pm. Band plays from 8p to 12am. Sundance and Fairways residents have until Dec. 10 to sign up before we open this event to the public. For safety reasons we are limiting the dance to 300 attendees. Party favors, mixers, and ice are included for dance portion of evening. Soda and water will be available for purchase.

Safety first! Please watch your speed and stop at all marked intersections in the park. This does apply to all vehicles, golf carts, and bikes. Several residents have voiced concern over near misses. Our traffic and population are increasing and we want everyone to have a safe season.

f you’re interested in travel, Tami Weber has her business card in Activities for your convenience.

On behalf of the Activities Team,

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !

2 Old Dudes Sandwich Shack @ Sundance 1 RV Resort –

We appreciate the feedback we received from the surveys and we’re making some adjustments based on your comments. We will also be releasing an updated menu for December and changing our serving hours for lunch to 11am-2pm for the month. We are also planning Taco Salad Tuesday for Dec. 10, 4-6:30pm. The Taco Salad will be a homemade shell, lettuce, with ground turkey. You get to finish it off by adding your favorite ingredients from the salad bar which will include homemade guacamole and Pico de Gallo among other favorites. $7 per person. Check out the attached sheet for our events we are doing with Activities and don’t forget to buy your tickets early. December menu will be posted very soon.

If your group or activity use the kitchen or our services for your event, please stop in and see Gary or Jack so we can get you on the schedule for this season.

Angel Tree –

Many thanks to all of you who participated in our very successful year for the Seeds of Hope Angel Tree. If you have your child completed please bring gifts in to Activities or site #77 as soon as possible. After 8th of December all gifts will need to be dropped off in Activities as I will be out the park until after the New Year. Thank you all so much for helping out with this very worthy cause. Monetary donations will be accepted in Activities at any time. Thank you again, Lynn W.,

Cactus Needles –

We meet every Monday from 10am to 12pm in the Hangout Room. If you like to knit, crochet or use a crow hook, you are invited to join this friendly group. We work on hats, scarves, washcloths and blankets to donate to local charities. We also have easy patterns and donated yarn to share with you, as you help make a difference in the community.  Occasionally we may have to move to the Pool 1 Patio, weather permitting, if the Hangout Room isn’t available.

Cans For Veterans –

Again this year we are collecting aluminum cans for the Veterans Group of Sundance and Fairways. We would prefer that they be crushed before placing them in the black container that is located behind our car. Thank you Paul and Sally B. #171

Casino Fun Bus –

We had such a great response to November’s Fun Bus we’re doing it again! Tuesday, Dec. 17 we travel to Lone Butte and to Wild Horse in Chandler. Bus leaves at 9:45 am. sharp from Sundance and leaves the casino after the last game of Bingo which is approximately 3:15 pm. For $15 cash (non-refundable) at time of sign up you will get a $30 casino package. A minimum of 25 people is needed for the trip. Delpine Becker is the Coordinator and will have some fun things to do during your ride. Sign up by Monday Dec. 9 in Activities.

Casino Night –

Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 is coming!  Watch for announcements on our clipboard in Activities and Sundance website regarding an organizational meeting. You are welcome to be a part of the volunteers and bring ideas for a fun evening. A sign-up sheet for volunteers is in the Activity office. If you have worked this event in the past, it would be greatly appreciated if you once again would be willing to lend a hand. If you haven’t, we need all the help we can get.  As in the past, we will have the raffle drawings during the evening. We need and welcome your gently used or new items that you no longer need. Please include owner manuals if necessary, and make sure that all items are clean and in working order.. Donated raffle items can be left with Michelle T.  #178.

 Church –

The Sundance 1 RV Resort Church meets each Sunday morning at 8:30am at the Hole in the Wall. Please join us for this nondenominational service with Pastor Scott Bailey. Communion services are held the first Sunday of each month. If you enjoy singing, please join Marcia and the Choir at 8am for practice each Sunday morning. Our vision: Glorify God, Share his joy, Meet human need.

Computer Room –

We are not hiding, just in a hard place to find. We are located on the back side of the building where the Library is. If you have a computer question or problem, come visit us as we are happy to help. We have 9 computers, 3 printers, WIFI, and places to plug your laptop in and connect to the world. One of our printers is wireless so you can print from your tablet. Our newest addition is a solid-state drive computer that uses almost no power. We also make business cards, mailing labels, and copies. We also offer computer classes. Watch for announcements and sign up in Activities for our first class in January on Windows 10. Date and time will be released in December. We are open to suggestions on classes that you may like us to host, so do write them down on the sheet in Activities. Fees $20 New User/Member $10 Returning Member, $1 per day.

Country Store –

Friday December 6th is our next Country Store craft show in the Hole in the Wall 9am-12pm. This is the perfect time to shop for Christmas gifts and support local crafters at the same time. Come early and enjoy breakfast with the 2 Old Dudes, shop, then have a bite of lunch before leaving for the day.

Couples Dance –

Tuesdays in December we are teaching beginning Country Waltz from 10-11:30am at the Hole in the Wall. Thursdays, pattern Dance continues at the same time and place.

January we will start over with beginning two Step on Tuesdays followed by Waltz. Our classes all start at the beginning level so you do not need any experience. We always have a good time so do think about joining us. Classes are a $1 per couple and you do need a partner. See you on the dance floor, Kent and Sandi Reedy.FW#21

Dessert Theatre –

Casting call Dec. 11 at 8-9:45am in Hang Out room for anyone interested in participating in the Dessert Theatre. Usually the play is a light-hearted farce with many giggles. New residents are encouraged to get involved and help us spread laughter while having fun. Tasty desserts are served after each performance.

Fiction Reading Book Club –

Tuesday Dec. 17, 9:30-11:30am in the Hangout Room we will reading and  discussing “Whistling Past the Graveyard” by Susan Crandall. The story revolves around a 9-year-old girl in Mississippi who being raised by her grandmother. We meet every 3rd Tuesday in the Hangout Room to discuss past and present reading material. Please help us support our local Head Start. We have a donation box in Activities for clean, lightly used children’s books ages 4-6 to honor Candy Mayo. We will also be reading to the kids, Dec 3,4,5.  Come join our Volunteers to Make a kid smile. For more info contact Sherry R.

Gatehouse –

A big thank you to people who have volunteered to work at the entrance gate. We have a couple of shifts available and you can view the shifts and times on the clipboard in Activities Office. We also need on-call people who can work when someone can’t work their assigned shift because of other scheduling conflicts. Please call 218.380.8077 for more information. Gordon & Jeanne Beck

Genealogy –

We meet the first 4 Wednesday mornings of the month at 10am in the Gambling Room. The 1st and 3rd Wednesday meetins are the regular meetings which we try to have a programs. The 2nd and 4th Wednesday meetings are designated for the beginners. If you are a more experienced researcher, please come in and help those who beginning their adventure in research.Everyone is welcome to all of the meetings, so do join us. Beginners, do bring you lap tops or I-pads for looking up information. If you’re not a Computer Club member, there is $1 computer access fee.

Hale Theatre –

You asked for it, you got it! We have 16 tickets available for the 4pm Monday, Jan 27, 2020, Always…Patsy Cline show. Sign up and $27 payment by Monday Dec. 23. If you miss this one, no worries, we wil have one for February too.

Hiking –

The Hiking group will start their weekly hikes on Wednesday Jan. 8, 2020. There will be a sign-up sheet in Activities. Information on each hike will be posted on Sundays. We also are looking for individuals who would like to drive to the hiking location. Car-pooling is encouraged since some areas do have limited parking. It is not necessary to sign up every week, although it would nice to have everyone’s name and contact info. Thank you, Deb Johnson #684.

Housekeeping –

Please make every effort to towel off at the pool area before going into the restrooms. Walking on the tile floor dripping wet is hazardous to you and others who may enter the area after you. We care about your safety.

Lapidary –

We’re “rocking” in the shop. For $3 a day you can turn an ugly rock into a beautiful work of art. December hours are Tuesday 8:30am-3:50pm, Wednesday 8:30am-12pm, Thursday 8:30am-3:50pm. Mondays & Fridays we may be open, but do check with Activities to see if a monitor has picked up the key. Our goal for January is to be open all week. We are located in the same building as Ceramics, just around the corner on the back side of the building.

Library –

We are slowly adding more books to our Western and Military sections. If you have gently used books that are no longer needed, we welcome your donations.

MGM Sales –

On Friday, Dec. 6 we are hosting an Open House at the Ranch House 11am-3pm. Stop by the Ranch House to see what is available for purchase and take a tour with our hosts. We’re still under construction and appreciate all of the interest in Sundance 2. For your safety, we ask residents and guests stay on the roads and refrain from entering any homes or lots that are under construction. Your safety is very important to us.

Non-Fiction Book Club –

We will meet Tuesday Dec. 03 1-2:30pm in the Hangout Room. We will be reading Flapper by Joshua Zietz 1920s History about “Modern Women”. Join us for great discussion the 1st Tuesday of each month. Please help us support our local Head Start. We have a donation box in Activities for clean, lightly used children’s books ages 4-6 to honor Candy Mayo. We will also be reading to the kids, Dec 3,4, and 5. Come join our Volunteers to Make a kid smile. For more info contact Sherry R.

Pool 1 & 2 –

It is so important and good pool etiquette to shower before you enter the pool. You can shower in the restroom/shower house across from pool 1 or at the pool area. Pool 2 has an outside shower as well.  If you wear water shoes in the pools, please wear them in the pools only. Wearing water shoes to and from the pool increases the risk of contamination. It isn’t easy to keep our pools clean and chemical balances in check. Failure to shower or contaminants on water shoes will affect test results and may cause closure of the pools. Let’s all work to keep our pools crystal clear and open for everyone to enjoy.

Ranch House –

Located in Phase 2 of Sundance, the Ranch House  is open to all residents of the Sundance community. If individuals wish to use the House for a private function please contact Activities for availability and rental information.

Rosary –

Every Saturday at 9:30am in the Quiet room the rosary is said.

Everyone is welcome to join us. The Quiet Room is located at the end of the hall just past the Post Office.

Shuffleboarders  –
Shuffleboard scheduled play 9:30am Mon. Tue. Wed. & Fri.  Tuesday is bowling pin shuffle which is a hoot’n hollering good time. If you don’t know how to play, come on out and we will teach you. Cost is .50 cents to play per day. Everyone is welcome to come out and have a good time.

Silver Star Theatre –

Tag A-long sign up for Malt Shop Memories buffet and show Thursday Jan.16 2020 is available. Tickets are $37 per person and includes a delicious buffet meal and wonderful show. Sign up by Monday Dec. 30 in Activities.

Stained Glass –

We are pleased to report that we are open  Monday-Friday and now open every other Wednesday night 5-8pm and every other Saturday 9am-1pm.

Sundance Christmas Decorating Contest –

Everyone is encouraged to decorate for Christmas. If you are new to Sundance, we will be putting ballots in mailboxes the week of Dec. 9.  Everyone can vote on their favorite RV (travel trailer, Motorhome, 5th Wheel) and Home (Park Model or House). There will be prizes for 1st through 3rd place in both categories. Let’s light up Sundance.

 Sundance Christmas Program –

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree is the theme for our Christmas Program. Come and join in on the spirit of the season, have a few laughs and sing some carols. Tue. Dec. 11 at 7pm at the Hole in the Wall. A non-perishable food item is all that is asked per person as an entrance fee. The donations will be given to the local food pantry.

Sunshine Committee –

If you know of a Sundance resident/spouse who is in the hospital, rehab, recovering at home, or suffered a loss, please drop a note to Darlene C. #522 or at the Activities office. We want our residents to know that we care and are thinking of them in their time of need.

Town Council –

If you have suggestions or concerns, please drop them in the box located in Activities. In order for us to consider them, you do need to include your name, and site number. If any of the info is omitted it will be void and not be considered. We are looking for new members to fill in the upcoming vacancies. Please contact any Council member for additional information regarding the positions that will be open. Sundance 1 and 2 residents are encouraged to get involved.

Walk Exercise –

Move it or lose it! Walk exercise is a rthythmic, full body exercise that can be done at your own pace to give YOU a little boost. Join us at the Hole in the Wall on Moday 9:15-10am and Tuesday through Friday 9-10am for a little exercise and fun. Kathy M #578

Weight Watchers –

We are in need a minimum of 20 people who want to participate in the Weight Watchers program. We do have a few signed up already and are hosting an info/enrollment meeting on Wed. Dec. 4 at 7:30am in the Gambling Room. Please join us to learn more about the program.

Veteran’s Group –

All past and present Veterans of Sundance, Fairways and Canada are encouraged to join us. New blood and ideas are very important and welcome. We meet every 2nd Monday each month November through March. We engage in multiple fund-raising activities during the season including sale of clothing at the monthly Country Store, raffles of handcrafted items, sales of poppies and sales of VIP cards. Raffle tickets are available every Monday morning at the Sundance Round Up meeting. $1 apiece or 7 for $5 which can be deposited for a quilt, walking stick, or a stained-glass picture. Drawing is Monday, Dec. 16. VIP books with a Bonus coupon book are available in Activities for $20. Respectfully Yours, Barry S. FW #168


 2 Old Dudes Sandwich Shack @ Sundance RV Resort Hole in the Wall



Tue. 12/3       Open 5-6:30pm with light dinner menu before Bingo.

Fri 12/6           Open 7am-1pm with full breakfast/lunch menu for the        Country Store.

Sat. 12/7        Open 7-10am  Pancake breakfast     Buy your tickets in Activities.

Choice Blueberry or Buttermilk All you can eat.    $5

Full breakfast (2)Pancakes, (2)eggs, hashbrowns, bacon, & sausage  $6.25

Tue.12/10      4-6:30pm    Taco Salad Tuesday   $7   Buy your tickets in Activities.

Thu 12/12      4-6pm             Pot Roast Dinner $11.50   Roast, potatoes, carrots. rolls, cake, coffee or ice tea      Buy your tickets in Activities

Fri. 12/13       Fish Fry  3-6pm   $9.95 regular meal   $12.95 All you can eat.

Tue.12/17      Open 5-6:30pm with light dinner menu before Bingo.

Thu.12/19      Patio Party Pool 1  4:30-6pm    Pulled Pork Sandwich $7.50

Pulled Chicken Sandwich $6.75     Buy your tickets in Activities

Sat.12/21       Open 7-10am  Pancake breakfast     Buy your tickets in Activities.

Choice Blueberry or Buttermilk All you can eat.    $5

Full breakfast (2)Pancakes, (2)eggs, hashbrowns, bacon, & sausage  $6.25

Wed.12/25     Christmas Day Dinner        Serving Ham

Tue.12/31      New Year’s Eve Dinner      4-6pm   Serving 12oz Prime rib, mashed potatoes, choice broccoli or garlic green beans, roll, dessert, coffee or ice tea.                         Buy your tickets in Activities