Happy summer everyone!

Your Civic Association will continue to host dinner and Bingo once a month and games nights every Friday even though the Civic Association meetings are on holiday until September.

All Pine Ridge residents and their guests are welcome to join any of our events.

We kicked off our June meeting on a very happy note (pun intended)! We presented a $400 check to the Citrus Youth Educational Symphonic Orchestra, after which we were treated to a few violin solos from Hope, one of the Orchestra members. This donation was made possible by your participation in our Fashion Show back in May.

Amy Meek, CEO/President of United Way of Citrus County was our featured speaker. She told us about many of the programs United Way provides to help families and individuals in our county. Any funds donated to United Way of Citrus County stay in Citrus County. For more information about their programs and events, please look at www.citrusunitedway.org.

When we reconvene in September, we’ll feature a true “handyman special.” Joey Valinoti will present examples of problems that could develop in our houses, how to fix them before they become major issues, and what could happen if we ignore them. It’ll be like knowing whether an injury needs a band-aid, a visit to an urgent-care center, or an ambulance ride – – – but for your largest investment: your home. Set your calendars for September 10 and every 2nd Monday at 7.

Our next Adopt-A-Highway pickup will be July 10. Let’s meet at the Community Center at 8AM and help keep Pine Ridge beautiful.

Bingo dates are: July 21 and Aug 18. $5 for dinner (rotating menu of chicken, pizza, and hot dogs with fix’ns) and $5 for 5 rounds of Bingo. Dinner at 6:00, or if you want to come just for Bingo, come at 6:30.

Games night is every Friday at 7.