Thursday, July 30, 2020
On July 18, the Pymatuning Outboard Motor Club held its first “Christmas in July” event. The club members had decided to get together for fellowship and to use the event as an effort to support a need in the community. St. Paul’s was selected as the recipient. Several residents of St. Paul’s have been members of the boating club in the past.
In June, Mimi Dreher, Director of Life Enrichment at The Villas, provided the club membership with a list of suggested items that residents would enjoy and find useful. Club members filled boxes and bags of items that were delivered to St. Paul’s on July 23 by members Sandy Scott and Judy Tarr.
Items included puzzles, playing cards, greeting cards and stationary, lotions, snacks and much more. In addition, some club members gave a monetary gift to be used for hair care. Residents will surely appreciate this gift when our St. Paul’s salons re-open!
The club has decided this event will be annual and similar gifts will be gathered each year for residents at The Villas, The Heritage and The Ridgewood. The club’s membership consists of more than 200 members with nearly 185 boats docked at Pymatuning Lake. The first Christmas in July gathering was much smaller than usual club gatherings most likely due to COVID-19.