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Notes of Geneva Interest:
The Geneva Business of the Month is Miller Distributors who sell salad dressings, soups, BBQ sauce. Their soups were first made in Geneva 30 years ago and they now sell to 73 stores up and down the coast. Want some delicious soups or salad dressing? Go to the Geneva Farmer's Market on the third Saturday of the month, find their booth, and try some. (See below, August 16.) Contact: 407-314-8678.
4th of July Winners!
Congratulations. Many say this was the best parade ever! Youth awards
went to Erin Nussbaum, Blake Broyen, and Tiffany Mercado. The First Place
Float Award went to Geneva's Cub Scout Pack #837, Second Place to the Church
of the Nazarene, and the Commercial Award went to the float of Judge Jerri
Geneva winner is our own Karen
Phillips who writes the Geneva "Stetson" column in the
Seminole Voice. She won a 2014
Florida Press Association award in the serious column category for an
article that she wrote on child advocacy.
Way to go, Karen!
Geneva has two sad
Strickland's Meat Market is closing due to "economic and health
reasons". To Bill and all the staff, thanks for 6 years of great meat,
sandwiches and friendships. The Seminole Chronicle has covered Geneva's
rural area so well that its stopping is a great loss.
You can make a comment at http://www.seminolechronicle.com/editorial/news/item/154-from-the-editor-so-this-is-goodbye-seminole-chronicle-to-cease-publication.
Geneva Little Free Library is
open and you can "take a book, leave a book".
It is located under the big sycamore tree at the corner of 1st &
Main Street by our historic brick school - the Rural Heritage Center. Take
some books to read, next time return some for others to read.
There are kid and adult books!
Sponsored by the Geneva
Contacts & Information
Geneva's parks, churches, cemeteries, organizations for youth/ adults,
places to hold events, etc., can always be found at
Friday - Registration open for the next JOAD
Archery Classes (Junior Olympic Archery Development Program) starting Aug.
9th. JOAD offers young archers the opportunity to learn range safety and
proper shooting technique in an environment that fosters focus and
teambuilding. Geneva Archery is located at 3855 CR 426, Geneva.
The age is 8+ years old and class size is 20 students. This program
is on Sat. mornings from 9 - 10 AM and runs for 5 weeks. Taught by Certified
USA Archery instructors. No need to purchase archery equipment as all
necessary equipment provided. The price for the 5-week class is $80 and
payment due on first day of class. No online payment is accepted. Please
for further information and registration.
3, (every 1st Sun.) - The Mountain Dulcimer Gathering meets at 1:00 PM at the Rural Heritage
Center, 101 E Main St. Bring
your dulcimer and learn to play it better or try out one of our dulcimers to
see if you might like to learn. As
usual, come a little early for individual help.
$5 for expenses. A
dulcimer is an easy instrument to play.
Questions, call Mary Jo - GenevaHGS@aol.com, 407-349-5697.
(every Sun.) - You are invited to come watch the participants of the Waltz
Lessons in choreographed ballroom dancing (aka round dancing) which
started in July. Come enjoy
seeing the dancers from 2:30 - 4:00 PM at the Rural Heritage Center, 101 E
Main Street, Geneva, and see if you might like to come when new lessons in
choreographed ballroom dancing for couples begins in the fall.
No experience is required and the $5 cost per couple is donated to
the Rural Heritage Center. Check out the links below to see a sample of a
Waltz and a Rumba danced by the Geneva dancers at the Rural Heritage Center.
Waltz - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhQrt6PQJbY Rumba - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DER_Y2sPFzU&feature=youtube_gdata&noredirect=1
5 & 8
(every Tues. & Fri.) There
is an open AA group that meets at the Church of the Nazarene, 205 W
SR 46, Geneva, on Tuesdays and Fridays at 7:00 PM.
For more information on Alcoholics Anonymous go to www.cflintergroup.org/pdf/meeting/lg_meetingguide.pdf.
(every Tues. for 4 weeks) - Come to Genuine West Coast Swing Lessons
at the Geneva Community Center, 161 First St., 7:00 PM, for your
introduction to the unique world of West Coast Swing. Each lesson is one
hour long and is $10 per person or $15 per couple. No experience or partner
needed. Class is open to anyone 14 and up. Taught by Larry Silverberg and
Debbi Cole. Info: 407-314-7667, email@example.com. We celebrate the
successful conclusion of classes with an optional night out of dancing for
the entire class.
6 & 8
(every Wed & Fri.) - The Community Church of God's Inasmuch Food
Pantry provides fresh and healthy food for Geneva residents in need on
Wednesdays 9:00 to 10:00 AM and Fridays from 8:00 to 9:00 AM. We
can always use donations of food, toiletries, other necessities and tax
deductible donation's. Please drop them off during open hours or call the
number below for pickup. You can also mail contributions to the Geneva
Inasmuch Community Pantry, PO Box 1164, 695 Cochran Rd., Geneva, Fl 32732.
For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities contact Rick
Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org
or text/call 407-461-7066.
6 & 9 (every Wed. & Sat.) - The Thrift
House is open from 9:00 AM -
2:00 PM on Wednesdays and Saturdays. They
have daily specials so please check them out.
Also like us on Facebook at FUMC Geneva Thrift House.
The Shop is located in the house on
Church Street behind the Methodist Church playground.
All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible.
Volunteers needed. For
more information contact Stacey at Staceymwpp210@yahoo.com or
6 - Sept. 3, Wednesdays - The Centershot
Archery Ministry at the First Baptist Church of Geneva is having a
summer program of Indoor Archery for ages 5 and up.
5:30 - Pizza, Archery from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
Learn something new this summer!
Thurs.) - The First United Methodist Church of Geneva has a Food Pantry open every Thursday from 1 - 3 PM.
Go to the right side door of the church hall.
It is open to any resident of Geneva who needs food.
For more information or to make donations of food or money, contact
Stacey- Staceymwpp210@yahoo.com, 407-754-7948.
Please tell your neighbors who don't get the Geneva
Email News about both of Geneva's Food Pantries.
8, Friday - Meet Your Teacher at the Open House at Geneva Elementary School - 10:00 AM until
12:00 noon. See your new
classroom and meet some of your classmates.
8, Friday - When you go to meet
your teacher, walk across the street to the First Methodist Church for a Back
to School Picnic. Everyone
welcome from 10 AM to 2 PM. There
will be games, prizes, food, raffles, etc.
(There is a fantastic Meal Deal which is a hotdog, chips, and drink
for $2.50.) Come for some fun!
August 10 (every
Sun.) - BrenDon Square Dancers - If you have
been looking for a place to go to have fun, meet your neighbors and make new
friends this is it. We are located in the Rural Heritage Center, 101 E.
Main, Geneva. Our club dances every Sunday from 4:30-6:30. Our next classes
for new dancers will be starting soon. If you would like to learn more about
square dancing, please email email@example.com.
by any Sunday afternoon and see how much fun square dancing can be.
10, (every Sun.) - Music
Lessons / Practice at the Community
Church of God on SR 46 every Sun at 5 PM, followed by Bible Study at 6:00
PM. Bring your instrument &
your voice and join in. Questions - Pastor Leonard O'Donnell, 407-474-7847.
10 & 24,
(every 2nd & 4th Sun.) - The Museum
of Geneva History is open 2:00 - 4:00 PM OR by appointment -
407-349-5697, 165 1st Street, (next door to the Geneva Community Center).
Admission free. Special
exhibit is "Furs, Feathers, and Frocks" which is part of the Decades
of Fashion Design which the Museum is exhibiting through 2014. Fashions,
music, and toys of the 20's,
30's, and 40's are on display. Ongoing museum displays are local archeology
finds, an old-fashioned kitchen & bedroom, pioneer crafts, mercantile,
family genealogy records, Civil War display, old toys & musical
instruments, an FEC Railway display, working Violano and Edison cylinder
phonograph, etc. Village Store
is open with Geneva t-shirts/hoodies, prints, history & photo books, and
new historic walking/driving tour. Check
out Geneva's history at http://www.usgennet.org/usa/fl/county/seminole/Geneva.
11, Monday - First
Day of School at Geneva
Elementary School (and all Seminole County Public Schools) for the 2014-2015
school year. Have a great year!
August 13, (every 2nd Wed.) - The Geneva Village Homemakers meet at the Geneva Community Center at 10:00 AM. Come visit and find that we are just plain folks who have a good time, go places, and like to give service to our community. This all-age group also has a Card Club, Book Club, Quilt Club, Cultural Arts, and Dinner Club for those members who are interested. Working women are welcome to join and participate in evening or weekend happenings. Questions - contact Robin at 407-349-0040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
16 or August 23,
Saturday - Press Mold Making Class at Rural Heritage Center, 1010 E Main St.,
Geneva. Like trying something
new? Want to make inexpensive artwork and gifts? This class is great for
anyone regardless of skill level. You will learn how to: 1) make your mold;
2) process your special plaster; 3) learn proper storage of materials; and
then 4) where to order supplies. If your artwork requires it, I’ll also
show you how to brace, make hangers, clean, detail, and paint using a
dry-brush technique. Class supplies provided; however, I will have extra
materials for sale to take home. Class is 8 AM – 12 noon. Cost -
$40 per person. Choose your date: August 16 OR August 23. Class is
limited to eight, so sign-up early. Contact Eva at EvaFromGeneva@yahoo.com
or (407) 580-8332 and leave a message to register.
16, (every 3rd Sat.) The
new Geneva Heritage Farmers Market
is held at the Rural Heritage Center from 8 AM to 1 PM.
Please help us get the word out by telling all your friends and
neighbors! In addition to veggies, fruits, raw honey, baked goods, pasta,
plants, jams, jellies, breads & more. we will have Streats Food Truck so
you can bring the family and enjoy some food under the tree!
Want to learn more about the history of our Village? Then a
Walking/Driving Tour map by the Geneva Historical Society is available. The
Little Free Library is there for you and your kids to get a book(s), leave a
book(s). We hope to have a
"Heritage Corner" focusing on learning a "trade" or
"skill". Want to learn
about growing a garden? How about beekeeping? Soap making? Your family can
learn skills together. We have
10X10 spots left to rent, contact Trish Deer: 407-733-7514, email@example.com.
(every 3rd Sat.) - Come for a free evening of old-time music that you have
been hankering for at the Geneva Jam at
the Geneva Community Center. There
is toe-tapping, acoustic, bluegrass, traditional country, and old-fashioned
gospel music to enjoy. Hamburgers,
sausage, hot-dogs are for sale at a very modest cost from 6:00 to 7:00 PM
(or until the food runs out). The
music starts around 6:30 and goes to 9:30.
If you play an acoustic instrument, get a chair up front early and
join us. A 50/50 raffle is held
each month where the winner gets half the pot and the other half of the pot
plus food proceeds go to the upkeep of the Geneva Community Center.
Thursday - The Cub Scout School Night will be at Geneva Elementary.
For more information contact Janet Coakley, Cubmaster, 407-221-7955, flyingL91@yahoo.com
or Cindy Deavers, Committee Chair, 407-267-6470, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday - Back by popular demand: Steamboat
Days of Geneva Florida. What
it was like traveling on steamboats on the Upper St. Johns River - 1800s to
1910? Steamboat slide
presentation, rare 1883 nautical maps of the St Johns River, calliope music
& whistles, and this year our evening will finish with a 1935 steamboat
feature film. Slide show
narrated by Geneva’s historian Mal Martin. 7:00 PM at the Geneva Community
Center, 161 First Street, Geneva. Free, but donations to the Geneva
Historical Society appreciated. Steamboating
in Geneva book also available at a reasonable cost.
26, Tuesday - Election
Day - Genevans vote at the First Baptist Church of Geneva fellowship
hall, 1st and Main. "Nobody
will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the
American people themselves; and the only way they could do this is by not
voting." -- Franklin Roosevelt.
Sat. each month) - Community Church of God Men's
Fellowship Breakfast Group meets at Geneva General at 8:00 AM.
All Geneva men are invited. Come join us.
Rick Hughes, 407-461-7066 email@example.com
September 9, (every Tues. for 4 weeks) Beginning -
Genuine Cha Cha Lessons! Join us at 7 PM, at the Geneva Community
Center, 161 First Street, for your introduction to the exciting world of Cha
Cha. Each lesson is one hour long and is $10 per person or $15 per couple.
No experience or partner needed. Class is open to anyone 14 and up. The
program is four weeks in length and we celebrate its successful conclusion
with an optional night out of dancing for the entire class. Taught by Larry
Silverberg and Debbi Cole. Info, 407-314-7667, firstname.lastname@example.org.
14 & 28,
(every 2nd & 4th Sun.) - The Museum
of Geneva History will be open from 2:00 to 4:00 PM OR by appointment -
407-349-5697. It is located at 165 1st Street, next door to the Geneva
Community Center. Admission is
free. Our present special
exhibit is "Furs, Feathers, and
Frocks" which is part of the Decades
of Fashion Design which the Museum is exhibiting through 2014. Fashions,
music, and toys of the 20's,
30's, and 40's are on display. Ongoing displays are local archeology finds,
an old-fashioned kitchen & bedroom, pioneer crafts, mercantile, family
genealogy records, Civil War display, old toys & musical instruments, an
FEC Railway display, working Violano and Edison cylinder phonograph, etc.
Our Village Store is open with Geneva t-shirts & hoodies,
historic prints, history & photo books, historic walking/driving tour,
etc. Check out Geneva's history
3rd Sat.) - Come for a free evening of old-time music at the Geneva
Jam at the Geneva Community
Center. There is acoustic,
toe-tapping, bluegrass, traditional country, and gospel music to enjoy
played by local folks from age 10 to 90.
Hamburgers, sausage, hot-dogs are for sale at a modest cost from 6:00
to 7:00 PM (or until the food runs out).
The music plays from 6:30 to 9:30 PM.
If you play an acoustic instrument, get a chair up front and join us.
A 50/50 raffle is held each month where the winner gets half the pot
and the other half of the pot and food proceeds go to the upkeep of the
Geneva Community Center. A fun
27, Saturday - For several years
now the Museum of Geneva History has participated in Smithsonian
Day which is a day when museums across the country are asked to have
free admission, open to the public. Our Geneva Museum will be open
from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM for anyone to visit. For information on
visiting other free Museums go to: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday.
(The Museum is usually open on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month
from 2-4 PM.)
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