The Springs Newsletter
June 16, 2022
Upcoming Event
Fourth Of July Celebration
The Springs Social Committee invites property owners and their families to our annual July 4th celebration at the clubhouse on Saturday, July 2 from 5 – 8 PM. Please feel free to stay longer and enjoy the fireworks displays around High Rock Lake and to bring chairs and/or picnic blankets to sit on the grassy area next to the deck.

Dinner will be served from 5 - 6:30 PM. Grilled hamburgers (beef and vegan) and hot dogs (beef and turkey), condiments, potato salad, beans, chips, ice cream and toppings, water, and sodas will be provided by the Social Committee. Bring your own beverages of choice.

Prizes are needed for Bingo! We will play Bingo again this year starting at 6:30 PM and play until all prizes are awarded, including a grand blackout Bingo prize. We ask that you bring a new, unwrapped, small Bingo prize item suitable for men, women, or children as your only “entry fee” to the party.

First come first serve – Due to capacity limitations at our clubhouse, please RSVP by June 20 to Joan Feierstein at or text to 828-308-1110. Please provide Joan with your contact information and a count of the members of your family attending. Also, please let Joan know if you are available to help the Social Committee with set up on June 30 from 10 AM-noon.

We look forward to celebrating Independence Day with you on July 2!

Social Committee: Sally Barnhart
In Review
Day Worker Code Changes Quarterly Starting July 1
The Day Worker gate code will change July 1 and quarterly thereafter.
During the Neighborhood Watch kickoff meeting, the sheriff’s liaison recommended more frequent code changes. Though a monthly change was suggested, we felt quarterly is adequate for now. To reduce the burden, we hope to develop a mailing list of those who regularly need the Day Worker code, so it can be distributed automatically.
The Day Worker code may be given to companies and individuals needing access to your property for periodic maintenance, repairs, tree trimming and cutting, etc. The code will open the gate during the workday activity times established for The Springs: Monday - Saturday, 7 AM to 7 PM. Please contact the Security Committee if you need the new code. For obvious reasons, it will not be published.
Companies that frequently come into The Springs already have a unique gate code. That includes package delivery, utilities (propane, trash pickup, 811 utility location, Windstream, etc.), and a few others. There’s no need to request a Day Worker code for these regular visitors.
You can always share your 3-digit gate directory code with anyone you need to allow in if you’ll be able to answer the call from the gate. The gate system can call your landline or cell phone. If you are not listed in the gate directory and want to be added, or you need to change the phone number that the gate will call, or you don’t recall your 3-digit directory code, please contact the Security Committee.
Please do not share your personal 4-digit gate code with anyone outside your immediate family as your personal code provides unlimited 24/7 access through the gate.
Security Committee: Jerry Bushey

Which sport is played in Alaska to celebrate the summer solstice?
Sled Dog Racing

See the answer below.
New To Our Member Resources Hub
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Financial Summary for April 2022
Springs 2022 Budget

Off the Cuff: New posts as of 5:00 PM yesterday:
  • Tomato Sightings?

Communications Committee: Judy Heffner
Trivia Answer: Baseball
The Midnight Sun Game is an amateur baseball game played every summer solstice at Growden Memorial Park in Fairbanks, Alaska. On June 21, 2022, the Alaska Goldpanners will host the 117th Midnight Sun Baseball Game. The high noon at midnight classic is played entirely without the use of artificial light. The Midnight Sun Game is a Fairbanks tradition that dates back to 1906 as a bar bet between the Eagle’s Club and the California Bar, led by Eddie Stroecker, known as the Father of the Midnight Sun Game. Though the game is played through the hour of midnight, artificial lights are never used and have never been used in the history of the event.

Communications Committee: Judy Heffner
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