April Showers Brings
May Flowers
by Karen Chappell 

April showers bring May flowers, 
That is what they say. 
But if all the showers turned to flowers, 
We’d have quite a colourful day! 

There’d be bluebells and cockleshells, 
Tulips red and green, 
Daffodils and Chinese squill, 
The brightest you’ve ever seen. 

You’d see tiger lilies and water lilies, 
Carnations pink and blue, 
Forget-me-not and small sundrop 
Glistening with the dew. 

We’d have fireweed and milkweed 
And many more different flowers. 
Mexican star and shooting star, 
Falling in the showers. 

And if all the showers turned to flowers 
On that rainy April day, 
Would all the flowers turn to showers 
In the sunny month of May? 
Last week, the Board of Directors for Horseshoe Bay POA decided to cancel Earth Day that was to be held on Wednesday, April 24th at Quail Point Lodge.

The POA was scheduled to receive donations for hearing aids, eyeglasses, mascara brushes, paints, batteries, electronics, coats & clothing.

Due to the cancellation, provisions were made to proceed accepting donations for hearing aids, eyeglasses and mascara brushes at the Horseshoe Bay POAo office, located at Quail Point Lodge, 107 Twilight. Upon collection of these items, the POA will forward them to the appropriate foundations.

As for the paint and batteries, the POA contacted The Horseshoe Bay Reclamation and Recycling Center to ensure residents of Horseshoe Bay could make a direct drop off of those items to the HSB Reclamation and Recycling Center.

Marble Falls Goodwill had previously been scheduled to receive donations for electronics, coats and clothing at Quail Point Lodge parking lot. With the cancellation Marble Falls Goodwill also agreed to accept direct drop offs at the Marble Falls Goodwill location.

Although we felt the cancellation was necessary, that decision wasn't made lightly and we still received a great number of donations in our office located in Quail Point Lodge.

We are no longer accepting any donations, however we are looking forward to next years Earth Day event.

Thank you to all that took time out to donate items, your generosity is greatly appreciated!
The City of Horseshoe Bay will begin Street Resurfacing Projects in Horseshoe Bay West on May 13 and will run through June 24. Please see the attached map to begin making plans for street closures in your neighborhood.
The school, hosted by the City and the Lower Colorado River Authority, will feature Brett Briant, conservation coordinator for the LCRA, and Bill Teeter, the City’s water conservation inspector. 

The speakers will cover irrigation scheduling, soil management, water conservation, irrigation rules, LCRA efficiency rebates, irrigation repair and efficient irrigation practices. 

Presentations will take about 1 hour followed by up to 30 minutes of question and answer or one-on-one visits with Brett and Bill.

The event is open to any resident living in Horseshoe Bay or the LCRA service area, including Kingsland, Cottonwood Shores and Marble Falls.

10 a.m. Thursday, May 9 at Horseshoe Bay City Hall, #1 Community Drive.

For further information, call Bill at 830-598-9973.

4 th of July Celebration 2019

The Board of Directors have started the planning for this year’s big 4 th of July bash at Quail Point on Thursday July 4, 2019 .  

Save the date!
This year’s theme is:

The Pursuit of Happiness
Horseshoe Bay Celebrates Patriotic Pride with Fun, Family and Friends

To make this celebration truly special we need your help !
Every year we decorate Quail Point with photos of our military men and women who are either active duty or retired.  We need to update those pictures.  If you or a family member are or ever have been part of the armed services, please try to contribute a photo. 
In addition, we would love to add pictures of your 4 th of July celebrations to our photo decorations.  If you have a photo that shows a 4 th of July celebration with family or friends, we want to add it to our photo decorations. Please bring your photo to the POA office at Quail Point during regular business hours 9am to 5 pm Monday through Friday, closed noon to 1 pm for lunch.  The deadline for pictures is June 15. We will scan the pictures and return them to you immediately.  Pictures may be sent to in jpg format. Please be sure to provide the relevant information about the picture including dates and names. We are still in the planning stages for the actual event.  We want to make it bigger and better than ever before. If you have any suggestions or wish to volunteer for the actual day of the event, please contact Joan Matera at 201-602-1351
or email Joan at .
As in years past we will have both a Land and Boat parade. This year instead of balloons the POA will be passing out flags for decoration.  Not only are balloons recognized as a threat to our environment and to wild life if they are released, but also the flags will decorate cars and floats and truly show off our patriotic pride! At Quail Point we will have food to celebrate the 4 th of July, entertainment, a patriotic program and of course fun activities for children. Help us make this day bigger and better by submitting photos, participating in the parade and attending the program and entertainment at Quail Point Lodge.  All volunteers will be greatly appreciated! Look for more information on the 4 th of July in the local newspapers and June’s HSBPOA newsletter.  
Let’s all show off our Patriotic Pride!