President’s Message – October 2017

by Christy Mackey

 October 1 is the beginning of the 2018 GHCC Membership Year. It’s a great time to join your Greater Hansville Community Center or to renew your existing membership. Whether you are a full-time resident, a part-timer, a vacation home owner, or a renter or a snowbird who is only here in the summer, with your membership in our Community Center you help support our great community and help keep it strong. Please tear out or copy the Membership Form on page 4 of the October Log and join or renew your membership today.
The smoke from the wild fires has finally cleared, the leaves are turning and the air has cooled. It’s my favorite time of year. The summer flowers have faded, but dahlias are in their prime. The dahlia gardens at Port Gamble are worth a visit. Cynthia & Bob McCullough’s and Fred & Jo Nelson’s dahlia gardens are spectacular this time of year.
Look for Sid and Craig Knutson’s great book, Story of the Hansville Greenway: How a Village Preserved an Ecosystem at the Hansville Grocery. While you’re there, thank Whit and his crew for their support of our community.
This is a wonderful time of year to visit the Buck Lake Native Plant Garden and take a walk on the Hansville Greenway trails or just have a picnic by the lake at Buck Lake Park.October is a busy month at the Greater Hansville Community Center. Annette Wright has done a great job of finding interesting speakers for her Tuesday Talks. Come and enjoy “The Owls of Hansville” Talk on October 17.The next Neighbors Lunch will be on October 18.
On October 21, come and enjoy our Wine Social and Auction, but don’t dally. Tickets go very fast, and are on sale now at Hansville Grocery. I enjoy seeing our Community Center gussied up for this event. We’re so grateful to have our entertaining and talented emcee and auctioneer, Don White, on board again this year.
Marcia Randall DeBard will hold her final free Chair Yoga session on October 30. Marcia supports GHCC and our community in so many ways.The October 31 Children’s Halloween party is a very popular event. The adults have as much fun as the kids! The costumes are so creative.Our Fall Book Sale is coming up on November 3, 4 & 5. Please drop off your donations of books, CDs, DVDs and sturdy market bags on October 28 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.We hope to see you for our fantastic lineup of fall events at the GHCC!


by Hannah Carlan

com·mu·ni·ty – /kəˈmyo͞onədē/
def. a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.

The Greater Hansville community is the community you want it to be. Greater Hansville Community Center serves the residents within Greater Hansville, which includes the following neighborhoods, as well as any in between: Cliffside, Driftwood Key, Eglon, Country Woods, Finn Creek, Foulweather Bluff, Hansville, Hansville Road –  North of Eglon/Little Boston Roads, Point No Point, Shore Woods, Skunk Bay, and Twin Spits.

The Community Center is a space for everyone. Please look at our 2017 Calendar or Events Tab for our upcoming activities or consider the GHCC for your next event. Welcome to Greater Hansville – We’re Glad You’re Here.