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.

President's Message - August 2017

by Christy Mackey


As I write this, the days have turned mild and warm, our garden is lush and full of birdsong.

We are fortunate to live in this place full of caring, neighborly people and so much natural beauty. Our summers are so short. Take time to get outside! Visit the Native Plant Garden at Buck Lake Park. Take a walk on our Greenway Trails. Visit the beach and marsh at Nature Conservancy’s Foulweather Bluff Preserve,which are vital wildlife habitats.

Ramona Rafferty has retired as our Greater Hansville Log editor. Ramona is a graphic artist who brought her rare combination of technical and art skills to her position as Log editor. She has done a wonderful job. We thank her for her service to our community and wish her well in her next challenge. Hannah Carlan who lives in Driftwood Key is our new editor. She brings a combination of tech, art, writing and communication skills to the editor’s position. We’re so happy to have her on board. We’re fortunate these talented women live here and share their gifts with our community.

We just had another fun 4th of July Pancake Breakfast at the Community Center. This favorite family event has been going on for over 30 years.

Volunteers from all parts of the Greater Hansville area helped prepare and serve the breakfast. Some of our scholarship recipients were on hand to help. Xander Walker, a past board member and scholarship recipient, was a big hit as our Uncle Sam again this year. He greeted folks at the door and posed for pictures with the kids.

There are so many people who made this breakfast a big success; Jane Jacobs, Judy Tallman, Pat DuVall, Chuck Strahm and Debra Bean are just a few whose organized attention to detail made it a success. Debra is retiring after many years of service to our community, not only as a long- time 4th of July Breakfast volunteer but on board positions as well. We hope she will just be able to come next year and enjoy the well-organized breakfast she helped create.

We’re busy getting ready for the 8th annual Show N’Shine and Picnic in the Park. Bob Bennion once again organized this popular car show. Pat DuVall, our creative VP of Events, and her crew are hard at work planning the rest of the event. Chuck Strahm and his side-kick, Rick Mackey will BBQ a delicious lunch of burgers and hotdogs. Thanks to our Boot Scootin’ Grannies and the Hometown Band for entertaining us at this old-fashioned event. Thank you, too, to all the volunteers whose energy and creativity make these events a reality.

Our HUGE Rummage Sale is coming up soon. It has been keeping Greater Hansville garages, barns, sheds and attics cleaned out since 1968. Get there early! The rope drops promptly at 9 am and the race is on! This event takes an army of volunteers to accomplish. Are you new to our community? Helping with the Rummage Sale is a lot of fun and a great way to get to know your neighbors.

Visit our website at and click on the Rummage Sale tab for more information on how you can participate.

A reminder: 10-digit dialing begins on July 29.