Country Club Park Officially Opens!

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Written by Anthony Morelli

On May 15, 2019

More than 85 members of the community and guests celebrated the May 11th, 2019 Grand Opening of Lake Holiday’s new Country Club Park with a morning of dedications and demonstrations.

Terri Ward, who submitted the winning name of Country Club Park, had the honors of unveiling the official name sign. Participating in the unveiling were Buildings and Grounds Chairman Alex Perka, left, and Board President Richard Traczyk, right.

The historical significance of the event was noted as the park occupies a portion of the former golf course.  This property that remained vacant for decades before LHCC purchased it and began turning it into the outdoor recreation area that is here to be enjoyed by the entire community.   Board President, Richard Traczyk, in his welcoming remarks thanked those who worked hard to make Lake Holiday a better place to live.

As a community, we have come a long way over the past few years,” he said. “We have become financially strong and have paid down our debt obligations. We continue to improve our community amenities.

Buildings & Grounds Committee Chairman Alex Perka spoke about the efforts that went into developing the hiking trails, disc golf course, horseshoe pits, bocce ball court, and picnic area.  He noted that future plans include an athletic field and dog park, among other amenities.

Resident, Terri Ward, who submitted the winning entry in the Name The Hub Contest, participated in the unveiling of the official name sign for the new Country Club Park.  It was the name that received the most votes from the membership.  Members of the Board of Directors, Buildings & Grounds Committee, and LHCC employees took part in the official ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Following the Dedication, Jim Coates, Terry Hardgrave, and Jerry Adame demonstrated the games of Horseshoes, Bocce Ball, and Disc Golf, respectively. Light refreshments were served, and raffle tickets were handed out to all attendees, with game sets won by the following:

  • Horseshoe Set: Michelle Hobbs
  • Bocce Ball Set: George Imber
  • Kickball Set: Cecila Meola
  • Disc Golf Set: Roger Henderberg

Special recognition was given to several groups and individuals for taking an active role in making Country Club Park a reality.  These include the Board of Directors for reviewing all the plans, setting aside financing and moving this project forward; the Finance Committee and Master Planning for working out the financial obligations through the planning stages; Building & Grounds for working with the Maintenance Department during the installation of the Disk Golf Course and location of the Horseshoe Pits and Bocce Ball Court; and, in particular, Scott Simko and Alex Perka for working on the Disc Golf project.

Participating in the ribbon cutting, left to right, were: Lake Holiday Country Club’s General Manager, Mike Goodwin; Buildings and Grounds Chairman, Alex Perka; Board Vice President, Ed Noble; Dennis Argraves of the LHCC Maintenance Team; Board Director, Jim Coates; Board President, Richard Traczyk; Board Secretary, Peggy McClurken; and Board Director, Anthony Morelli.

Jim Coates demonstrates how to throw horseshoes.

 

Richard Traczyk presents a set of horseshoes to raffle winner Michele Hobbs.

 

Terry Hardgrave explains the rules for playing Bocce Ball.

 

Jerry Adame explains how Disc Golf is played and demonstrates throwing options.

 

 

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