By Christy Mackey

I’m writing this while we’re on a sun break in California. We’re keeping up with news from home by monitoring Greg John­son’s Skunk Bay Weather and our local online bulletin board, Nextdoor Hansville. We’re grateful that Debbie Lund and Chris Brinton are keeping an eye on our kitty and our house. We live in a wonderful little corner of the world.

Your Greater Hansville Community Center has some fun events in store for you and your family. Get your tickets for the popular St. Patrick’s Day dinner. They always go quickly. Chefs Chuck Strahm and Rick Mackey and their team will be serving a tasty dinner. Put on something green and enjoy a delicious meal. It’s a safe bet that nobody will be more festively dressed than our wonderful VP of Events (and Fun), Pat DuVall.

Celia Grether has arranged for a very interesting Neighbors Lunch speaker. Mary Ryan of the Naval Undersea Museum will present a program about marine mammals. If you haven’t been to Neighbors Lunch, you’re in for a treat. Whit McLeod and Erica Whitbeck of the Hansgrill always serve a delicious lunch to enjoy during the program. The Neighbors Lunch will be on March 21. Bring your kids and grandkids to the big Easter Egg Hunt at Buck Lake Park on March 31. Bring a bag or basket for each child so they can collect lots of colorful eggs. The Easter bunny will be there again this year so don’t forget your camera.

Connie Gordon has been hard at work collecting treasures for the August Rummage Sale. This is a great time to do some spring cleaning. The next Rummage Sale drop-off will be on March 10.

We’re so happy to welcome Kathie Kellogg to the GHCC board as our newest director. Kathie brings energy, enthusiasm and fresh ideas to the board.Finally, Thank You Dennis Cziske for all your years of service to our community as our area’s representative on Ferry Advisory Committee.