Monday, July 25, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Bulkhead replacement is scheduled to start the week of July 18th on the bulkhead located at the community center swim area. During this time the area will be roped off and off limits for safety reasons. If you want to take a swim there is a swim area located at Candy Cane Park and Charmaine So. Park. Water levels are very low and since there is no boat traffic swimmers have been leaving the designated swim areas. Please remember, you swim at your own risk. Once the lake levels return to normal you will need to remain in the swim areas for your own safety. We are working hard to clean up our park areas and the residents of Ivanhoe are responding by removing their trash when they leave. Plans are in place to repair or replace playground equipment and picnic tables. We love volunteers. You might have noticed the signs that say "Parks are maintained by Volunteers for your enjoyment". If you would like to help, please contact Ron Sikora at 377-1936.
The Friends of Ivanhoe will sponsor a Stuffed Potato Dinner on Saturday, August 13th right after the City of Ivanhoe Meeting (around 12:30). Menu is Potato with all the trimmings, Dessert and a drink. Your Potato can be with Chili or BBQ for $8 or without for $6. Dine in or carry out. Tickets are on sale at the IPOIA office on Friday, Saturday or Sunday during regular office hours. You may also purchase a ticket from any Friends of Ivanhoe Volunteer. All proceeds benefit our community.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Ivanhoe Residents - Here is an opportunity for you to be a part of a great bunch of people who volunteer their time and help keep our parks in shape. This month we will be working at Sherwood Forest No. Park starting at 7:30 a.m. to beat the heat. Since this park has not been cleaning in several months, there is tall grass on the waters edge (bring your gas weed eaters) and fallen branches that will need to be picked up. If you have any questions, Call Ron at 377-1936. We also mow the community center on a volunteer basis. If you see the grass getting long and needing a mow job........do it! You won't hurt my feelings. Ron Sikora Chairman Parks and Lakes
Due to drought conditions there is ZERO Tolerance if you decide to light up that pile of dry brush. I think our fire department would also agree that it is not a good idea to even burn in a barrell at this time. Recently one resident started a fire in his burning barrell and left to later find out that sparks had started a fire on the adjacent lot. YOU WILL BE FINED if you fail to observe the Burn Ban.
We are experiencing one of the worst droughts in many years. According to an article in the Texas Neighbors magazine, it is the third worst in Texas history. It is very evident to all of us here in Ivanhoe when we see our lakes receding at a very rapid rate. Due to the conditions we are experiencing we closed Galahad Lake to motorized boats (includes trolling motors) on July 1st. It is a necessary precaution to prevent damage to the dam. We have also asked those residents who currently pump water from our lakes to water lawns to please discontinue until we get some rain.