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 - June 2017

by Christy Mackey

I’m writing this in the middle of what has already been a very busy May. Our first, but probably not our last, Fiesta Cinco de Mayo, was a big success thanks to Eglon’s Pat DuVall, our Greater Hansville Community Center VP of events, who knows how to throw a party and organize a great team to help her do it. Her sidekick, Juli Swanberg helped in so many ways. Chuck Strahm and his sous chef, Rick Mackey, prepared a delicious enchilada dinner. Pat’s lovely chocolate kahlua mousse and sangria were huge hits.

Don Lynch, MJ Strahm, Judy Tallman & Sheri Kiley served Mexican beer. Cynthia & Bob McCullough, Pat MacNichols, Juli Swanberg and Pat DuVall served dinner. Cynthia, Pat & MJ created beautiful paper fiesta flowers set in brightly colored Mexican food cans. Those decorations and Willma Redhead’s beautiful chalkboard art transformed the Community Center. Talented Angi Jensen created yet another perfect event flyer. The Hansville Grocery sold the tickets. Thank you to the Hansville Grocery and thanks to the many team members who worked so hard to make this fun event a great success. I wish I had enough space to name all of you.

Events like this and the huge rummage sale in August not only build community but they make it possible for GHCC to award educational scholarships. A BIG thank you to the Eglon Improvement Club for their very generous donations to the scholarship fund.

The Spring Book Sale is coming up soon. It has grown so much under Alix Kosin and Howie O’Brien’s direction that it is being expanded to three days, June 9, 10 & 11. Bring your sturdy bags and fill them up with lots of Summer reads.

An important Talking About….Stormwater, a subject important to all of us, is coming up on Tuesday, June 20.

We’ve had several small earthquakes recently. They serve as a good reminder that it’s time for us to be prepared to take care of ourselves and our neighbors. Right now, put a pair of hard-soled shoes under your bed, check the batteries in your flashlights and start preparing.