Springtime … Party Time!

       As we go from rainy 50 degree days to sunny 84 degree days it looks like
spring is moving rapidly to summer on the Ranch. Just in time too for
the first annual community fair on Sunday, May 7. What a great day it
promises to be! We’ve had many calls and offers of help and with Wendy
Littooy taking the lead in organizing, and The Heroes providing the
music, you won’t want to miss this new Scripps Ranch tradition. Be at
the Community Park on Blue Cypress Drive at about 1 pm and join in the
fun! It looks like we may also be celebrating the opening of our new rec
center on that day. If so, check it out.

       Along with SRCA’s 30th birthday celebration in April, my husband Wes
stepped down as President of SRCA (yeah, yeah, yeah… it was because of
my nagging!). Please be sure to read his final report as president on
page 5. Many thanks to Marc Sorensen for stepping back up as interim
president. Wes will still be around helping out, particularly with
school issues.

4th of July Parade

       It’s hard to believe that it’s time once again to prepare for the 4th of
July Parade and Picnic. Will you and your friends and neighbors be
joining the parade this year? If so, please complete the form on page 6
and mail it in before you lose your enthusiasm! Go ahead: commit
yourself to a very fun holiday tradition!

       Not into marching? How about working as a parade marshal, setting up
signs, and other “background” work? Read Dick Kelly’s report on page 17.

       Please review Bob Dingeman’s excellent What’s Happening section for an
accounting of the many things accomplished at our meeting in April,
along with good news about our new fire station, and successful spring
clean-up day.

       Three cheers to Michael Baksh, Craig Jones, and Deborah Hawkins for
securing funds to start a Scripps Ranch Environmental Fund. Read all
about how these funds can be used in News.

       I know summer is not far behind when we begin publishing announcements
about Concerts in the Park. Dust off those dancin’ feet and prepare to
party in Hoyt Park on Sunday, May 21! If you’re new to Scripps Ranch, be
sure to mark your calendar for this one. Very young, to very old, will
have a wonderful couple of hours at the park, listening to and dancing
to great music while chatting with friends, and picnicking.
Big news on the sports front: the SR boys captured a national basketball
title! Read all about it and see their smiling faces on page 61. Great
job, boys (and coaches!).

       After nine months of waiting (hmmm that reminds me of something),
women’s basketball is finally coming on line in June. See Connie Poss’
article in Sports and be sure to sign up for this recreational league.
Let’s give those little guys a run for their trophies!

       Lynn Parke has written a terrific update on our school issues this
month. See page 49 for the latest news. Speaking of schools, be sure to
check out the SRHS Grad Night report. It’s always a great idea to read
through those lists of sponsors. Be sure to thank these local businesses
for kicking in the cash to keep our students safe on this special night.

       Jerabek Elementary School has their big fundraiser this month also. It’s
called Ranch Round-up and you won’t want to miss it! You don’t need to
be a student to attend, and I guarantee you and your children will have
a blast. There will be a Bicycle Safety Rodeo there also. Check out all
the details on page 19 and the Focus section, pages 44?45.
Did you know that Girl Scouts do a lot more than sell cookies? While
you’re on page 19, check out the article about the Girl Scouts
informational meeting coming up soon.

Happy spring, Scripps Ranch!

Rita Danskin