Booster Club Update

Our September meeting on Saturday was unbelievable.  If you ever need a lift, just join this positive, happy, determined, FUN group of people!!  Our meetings are every third Saturday of the month, 9 am at the Community Center.  Here is what we got coming up in the future, mark your calendars!

Thanksgiving
Saturday, November 23, 3 pm we will be sponsoring a Thanksgiving meal at the Community Center.  The Booster Club will provide the main course, tea and water.   If you can, members to bring a side dish/dessert to share with the group. Please tell your neighbors that may not have communication.   More details to come!

Christmas
Boy, are we excited about this!!  Indian Hills holiday light/decoration contest on December 14.   There has always been kind of a small rivalry throughout the neighborhood, let’s make it official!   Many ways to join in the fun.  Decorate your house and vie for bragging rights for different categories.  Be a viewer/voter, leave from Community Center for a drive around to see the houses.  Come back to the Community Center with your votes and enjoy the party.  Refreshments, pictures with Santa (pooches too!), music, etc.  Some donated decorations will be available for those who’d like to participate and don’t have the “stuff.”  We will have a box in the Marina for donations for small gifts, etc for stocking stuffers for the kids.   Some other surprises for the kids are being looked at, too! Mary Barbara Fitzgerald is leading this event, get with her at mb.fitzgerald@yahoo.com if you’d like to participate in the planning.  But be sure to get that date down!

Golf Tournament
2020 is going to bring another new, exciting event.  The first annual Indian Hills Golf Tournament.  We are beginning the plans for a tourney at Cuba Lakes, followed by a dinner/silent auction/entertainment for participants as well as for the non-golfers!  Co-chairs Tom McClard and Mary Beth Huffman are looking for volunteers to help, please let us know if you would be willing to serve on the committee.  (Eberle boys, FYI, this does NOT relieve your responsibilities for the Family Days Cuba Cup on the ball field -lol!)

Family Days
Then our growing, ever-popular Family Days!  Set on Fathers Day weekend this is June 20th in 2020.  Already talking about festivities – some new ideas to be sprinkled in with the old.  

As you can see, we have some exciting events coming up designed to bring the community together on a regular basis.   Please plan on supporting us in these activities.  And if you can volunteer for anything, please do.  Phone/email below.  You will find it to be a very rewarding experience!

We discussed how we are all so excited for all the work going on at the main entrance!  We will be looking at contributing to that effort in some way-maybe some landscaping when the construction is complete.  That’s what we do – have fun raising the money and then deciding as a group where those funds are used!  Join us!

Mary Beth Huffman
President – Booster Club

314-713-2172/ mbhilpoa@gmail.com


Exit Road Concrete Work

You will soon notice some changes at the exit gate this week that will enable us to keep our community safe, allow for quicker exit from the community and address people driving into the community through the exit gate.  This enhancement to our exit gate security is a direct result of listening to the feedback of our members.

New Gate Arm:  We will be adding a new gate arm to the back side of the exit gate (DD side) while also removing the spikes to make for a quicker exit from the community.  The new gate arm technology will respond better to all vehicle types including motorcycles for reliable operation.

Exit Gate Spikes:  When the exit gate spikes are removed for the new exit gate arm they will be retained for potential use in other areas of our community.

New Concreate Surface:  There will be two new areas of concrete.  One will be on the DD side of the current exit gate approximately 20’ wide by 25’ deep.  The other area will be at the exit right at DD.  The culvert pipe underneath has outlived its useful life and will be replaced.  That area will be approximately 30’ wide and coming back almost 60’.

I would like to thank John Richmond and Pat Leahy from the Board who have worked together in leading this project.  They both commit so much time to our community while balancing full-time jobs outside of the community.

Work should start Wednesday July 10 or Thursday July 11 for the concrete and the new gate arm should follow after that.  We will have a detour that will lead you from the exit side of the road through the visitor side of the entrance gate.  Also notice we will be leaving all the gate arms up during this time since there will be no way for guests to call in to the members since that will be used for a temporary exit road.  Please NOTE the entrance road will have to be used for entrance AND exit onto DD.

Mark McLean

ILPOA President