Geneva Email News*

August - 2016 

First A Few Notes of Geneva Interest:   

Congrats to the 4th of July Parade Winners! - Margaret Bradica - Bike Winner, Randy Whitener - 4-Wheeler Winner, Diana Lynch - Golf Cart Winner, Geneva Elementary - 1st Place Community Float, Erin Nusbaum -2nd Place Community Float, Ol' Barn Juntinques of Geneva - Commercial Float.  Horses:  Leah Riggins – Most patriotic, Jasmine Sanchez – Best in Parade, and Sammy Male–Youth Division. 

Our Geneva Business of the Month is Extended Family Services of Central Florida, LLC.  Stacey & Jill are proud that Extended Family Services takes care of your loved ones like they were family, providing home and personal care for Mom and Dad to ease your worries about daily companionship, meals, extended hours, worry-free vacations, cleanliness and a steady, friendly face.  Ask about the other complimentary services.  Call and we will be glad to discuss your needs – Jill at 407-719-7397, Stacey at 407-754-7948.  FL License # 234105.  

Geneva History Tidbit –With the school year starting, a little early school history might be interesting.  In the early years, students went to small private schools in the homes of teachers or other citizens. Mrs. Culpepper taught school in her log home in an orange grove just north of the intersection of Old Geneva Rd & Osceola Rd.  Ms. Nellie Rogers taught school at the Nicholson home at Cooks Ferry, and later Mr. Hoyt taught there. Ms. Rogers also taught in the Joe Prevatt home at Mullet Lake.  Russian immigrant Anna Rehbinder taught school in her home she charged each student $1 per month.  All of these private schools were prior to any Geneva public school.  

As you may know Geneva is collecting donations for a Permanent Military Monument to honor the service & sacrifice of our Geneva men & women who serve(d) in the Armed Forces. Hometown Heroes! It is to be erected in the vicinity of the present wooden Honor Roll Board that is now in front of the Comm. Ctr.  The goal is to raise the $3000 by Labor Day so the monument can be dedicated on Veteran’s Day in November.  Donations of every size –- individuals, companies & organizations - are welcome!  Info: Tracey Stebbins, 407-314-0115.

 

Geneva Links: 

-  Info on Geneva - Parks, Cemeteries, Churches, Places to Hold Events/Parties, Youth & Adult Organizations, etc. -  www.usgennet.org/usa/fl/county/seminole/Geneva/geneva_organizations.htm.

Geneva Historical Society - www.usgennet.org/usa/fl/county/seminole/Geneva/

Fort Lane Park - www.usgennet.org/usa/fl/county/seminole/Geneva/fort_lane_park.htm

Rural Heritage Center & Folk School  http://www.ruralheritagecenter.net/   (Be patient, slow)

- "The Dispatcher" by Seminole County Sheriff's Dept. - www.seminolesheriff.org

Crime Watch Map for crimes the past month in Geneva area.  - Scroll down to map and click on date you want to see. http:/seminolesheriff.org/page.aspx?id=10

- “Nextdoor” is a social networking service for Geneva neighborhoods. Get news about your neighborhood events, County safety warnings, etc. Go to www.Nextdoor.com.  

August Events 

(Events written in blue ink are newly added eventsEvents in black ink are those which take place weekly or monthly.)

July 30, Saturday - Geneva Cub Pack 765 is Roller Skating this Saturday, earning their Summertime Activity Pin. The pack has planned some fun activities over the summer and boys entering Grades 1 - 5 are invited to join. Email genevapack765@gmail.com for more information on skating and joining the pack.

July 31, Sunday – Reminder to all boys. Cub Scout Pack 837 will be having a Fun Day Picnic at 1:00.  It will be held at the Geneva Scout Building (320 1st Street). All boys 1st Grade and up are encouraged to come out for fun, games, and Free Food.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call 407-718-9584.

August 1-9 -  Geneva Elementary School is open for Registration of New Students Monday thru Thursday from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.  Please tell any new neighbors or Geneva folk with kids.

August 2 (every Tues.) - Geneva Boy Scout Troop 837 meets at the NW corner of 1st & Main in the old Baptist Church building (320 1st street) at 7:00 PM.  Boy Scouts are ages 11 thru 17.  The troop is always accepting new members and is dedicated to helping the youth of today become the leaders of tomorrow. Questions: contact Scoutmaster Randy Deavers, 407-718-9584, troop837geneva@gmail.com  

August 2 & 5 (every Tues. & Fri.)  The Geneva Trailblazer AA group (Alcoholics Anonymous) meets at the Church of the Nazarene, 205 W SR 46, Geneva, on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM for a discussion meeting for any alcoholic or nonalcoholic.  On Friday, they meet at 7:00 PM - Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions.   For more information, go to www.cflintergroup.org/meetingguide.html.  

August 3, (the last week) -  The First Baptist Church of Geneva has its Centershot Archery Ministry,  ages 5 and up, and this is the last week of the summer.  Free pizza is served at 5:30, and shooting begins at 6:00. Registration forms can be downloaded from fbcgeneva.com. 

August 3 & 5 (every Wed & Fri.) - The Community Church of God's Inasmuch Food Pantry, located at the NE corner of SR 46 & Cochran RD, provides fresh & healthy food for Geneva residents in need.  Open Wednesdays 9-10 AM & Fridays 8-9 AM. The pantry can always use donations of food, toiletries, necessities and tax deductible donations. Drop them off during open hours or call the number below for pickup. Mail contributions to Inasmuch Community Pantry, PO Box 1164, Geneva, 32732. Information: Rick Hughes, genevafoodpantry@gmail.com, 407-461-7066.

August 3 & 6 (every Wed. & Sat.) - The Thrift House in Geneva is open from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. There are daily specials so check them out.  Also “like us” on Facebook at FUMC Geneva Thrift House.  The Thrift House is located on Church Street behind the Methodist Church playground.  All donations are greatly appreciated and tax deductible.  Volunteers needed. Information - Stacey at Staceymwpp210@yahoo.com, 407-754-7948. 

August 4 (every Thurs.) - The First United Methodist Church of Geneva has its Food Pantry open every Thursday from 1 - 3 PM.  Right side door of the church hall.  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 be a good neighbor and tell those who don't have email about both of Geneva's Food Pantries. 

August 4 (every Thurs.) – Need computer help? There is a new Computer Clinic that is open from 2 - 5 PM at the Rural Heritage Center & Folk School, 1st & Main, Geneva.  If you are having trouble with a computer - laptop, phone, or tablet, bring it in and we’ll work on your problems -  - such as email, browsing the internet, virus and firewall protection. On computers too big to carry in, we’ll answer questions.  Sorry, but we can’t do work on hardware problems such as disk drives, etc.  The fee is $20 per hour (minimum $20). 

August 4 (every Thurs.) – The Young Adult Bible Study meets in the Fellowship Hall at the First Baptist Church of Geneva at 7:00 PM.  All young adults welcome.  

August 5 (every 1st Fri.) – Genevans are invited to a Prayer Vigil for our Seminole County Law Enforcement Agencies & Seminole County Sheriff Deputies that occurs at 12:15 PM, 1225 E. Broadway, Oviedo.  

August 7 (every 1st Sun.) - The Dulcimer Gathering meets at the Rural Heritage Center & Folk School, 101 E. Main St, Geneva at 1:00 PM.  All are welcome.  A dulcimer is one of the easiest instruments to play.  Try out one of our dulcimers to see if you might like to learn or bring your own dulcimer and have fun learning to play it better.  Questions: Mary Jo - GenevaHGS@aol.com, 407-349-5697.  

August 7 (every Sun.) - Brendon Square Dancers - If you have been looking for a place to have fun, meet your neighbors & make new friends this is it. Located in the Rural Heritage Center & Folk School, 101 E. Main St, Geneva, our club dances every Sunday from 4:30-6:30. More info:  mikelinde@bellsouth.net. Stop by any Sunday afternoon & see how much fun square dancing can be.  

August 7 (every Sun.) - Mini Music Jam at the Community Church of God on SR 46 every Sun at 5 PM.  Bring a musical instrument, your voice, and learn with us.  We'll help you learn to play a stringed instrument. Free.  407-474-7847.

August 7, Sunday - The Church of the Nazarene, SR 46, Geneva, will start a 12-week Study on the Documentary, "Monumental", presented, produced, and starring Kirk Cameron, a movie about the founding of our American Democratic Republic.  There is no charge.  This first session will be at 4 PM.  Please attend, knowing that the future classes could be scheduled at a different time to accommodate the maximum number of attendees.   In the spirit of cooperation among the Geneva Churches, someone from the Baptist Men's Group will facilitate the sessions.  Info: 407-349-5112.

August 8, Monday – Time again for “Meet Your Teacher” for all grades at Geneva Elementary School from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon.  Come meet you new teacher and maybe see some of your old friends from last year.

August 8 (every Mon.) - Cub Scout Pack 837 meets at 6:00 PM at the NW corner of 1st and Main in the old Baptist Church building (320 1st street).  The Geneva Community Church of God is proudly our charter organization and the desire is to make this age-old, time-proven program available to even more families in Geneva. It is for boys entering 1st through 5th grade or ages 7–10. If you have questions, contact Randy Deavers at 407-718-9584, pack837gemeva@gmail.com.

August 9 (every 2nd Tues.) – Got a story you’d like to tell?  The Writer’s Group is for anyone who wants to learn or likes to write - an autobiography, a song, a poem, a play, as well as a short story or novel. While the name may suggest that the group is for writers, its membership is open to anyone who has a story to tell.  Writers will meet separate from poets and songwriters allowing the two groups to focus on their works.  Come and learn more & meet others who are interested.  The group meets at the Rural Heritage Center & Folk School, 101 E Main Street, at 7 PM.  Questions: Richard Gustin, rgustin@chessie.us.

August 10, Wednesday - is the First Day of School for the coming year for Seminole County Schools.  Get that backpack out and get ready to have some fun in your new classroom.

August 10 (every 2nd Wed.) - The Geneva Village Homemakers meet at the Geneva Community Center, 161 1st St., at 10:00 AM.  Come visit and find that we are just plain folks who give service to our community, go on local trips, and just have a good time.  This all-age group also has a Card Club, Book Club, and Dinner Club for those members who are interested in such activities. Those who are employed are also welcome to join and participate in evening or weekend happenings.  Questions, contact Robin at 407-349-0040 or skibtdrvr@aol.com

August 10 (every Wed.) The R.E.A.L. Youth starts back up at the First Baptist Church of Geneva this Wednesday evening at 6:00 PM. These youth are 7th thru 12th graders.  Everyone welcome. 

July 11 & 25 (every other Thurs.)  With all the processing and genetically modifying of our foods, here is an opportunity to eat organic! Join our HEALING Co-op (Healthy Eating And Lifestyle IN Geneva) and pick up an amazing basket of certified Organics every other Thursday. The cost is less than $2/pound and the food is wonderful!  Interested? call Trish Deer at 407-733-7514.  

August 13, Saturday - Geneva Cub Scout Pack 765 is having a Pack Picnic this Saturday.  Boys entering grades 1 - 5 can join now and earn their Summertime Activity Pin!  Email genevapack765@gmail.com for more information on the picnic and how to join this fun group.

August 14 & 28 (2nd & 4th Sun.) –The Museum of Geneva History is open from 2:00 - 4:00 PM OR by appointment - 407-349-5697.  It is located at 165 1st St., next to the Community Center, admission free, donations appreciated.  Displays include local archeological finds, pioneer crafts, mercantile, family genealogy records, Civil War, toys/musical instruments, etc.  Listen to a violano, Edison Phonograph, and a Radio that plays Bing Crosby, George & Gracie, etc.  We also have Geneva T-shirts/hoodies, caps, prints, history books, and the new Historic Walking/Driving Tour for sale.  Check out Geneva's interesting history at www.usgennet.org/usa/fl/county/seminole/Geneva.

August 20 (every 3rd Sat.) The Geneva Farmer’s Market runs from 8:00 AM -1:00 PM at the Rural Heritage Center & Folk School, next to Geneva Elementary. It is now inside, so it is open rain or shine! It is always wonderful to spend time with old friends and enjoy some old-fashioned items that our quaint village life has to offer! Visit our Facebook Page: Geneva Heritage Farmers Market for updates. Information, contact Trish at 407-733-7514.

August 20 (every 3rd Sat.) - Come for a free evening of old-time music with “jammers” from ages 12 to 83 at the Geneva Jam. There is toe-tapping acoustic, bluegrass, traditional country, and old-fashioned gospel music to enjoy at the Jam at the Geneva Community Center, 161 1st St. If you play an acoustic instrument, find a chair up front and join us.  There is a change for July & August: music starts at 6:30 PM for the jammers and to give a rest to the cooking, kitchen, and set-up staff, there will be only desserts and drinks to purchase.  A 50/50 raffle is held where the winner gets half the pot goes to the upkeep of the Community Center. Meals will begin again in September. Info: 407-349-5271.   

August 24 (every Wed.) - Awana Kid’s Ministry at the First Baptist Church will begin its new year with pizza at 5:45 PM, check-in at 6:15 PM.  The program starts at 6:30 PM. Awana is for kids from age 3 through the 6th grade.   

August 26, Friday – The Geneva Historical Society would like to invite you to a family affair, an Evening of Family Olde-Tyme Entertainment, at both the Geneva Museum & the Geneva Community Center, 161 & 165 1st St., Geneva, 6:30 PM.  See amazing sights thru a stereoscope!  Delight to the sounds of old Music Boxes!  Be amazed by the power of the Violano!  Hear a cylinder record on an Edison Phonograph!  Gaze upon a Magic Lantern!  Listen to shows of long ago thru Antique Radios!  Join us in jammin’ with Folk Instruments! Explore our collection of Cameras!  Try out Children’s Toys from long ago! At 7:45 there will be a short pick-up band of our folk instruments and then a silent movie, “The Freshman”, starring Harold Lloyd - - with popcorn - of course. After the movie the displays will again be available for viewing.  FREE but donations appreciated. 

August 27 (last Sat. of month) – The Community Church of God Men's Fellowship Breakfast group meets at the Colonial Room Restaurant in Sanford at 8:00 AM.  All Geneva men are invited to join the group.  Info: Rick Hughes, 407-461-7066, genevafoodpantry@gmail.com.

August 29, Monday – is the Curriculum Night for Kindergarten & First Graders of Geneva Elementary School at 6:30 PM.  Parents, come to the school to see what your child will be learning this year and get them off to a good start.

August 30, Tuesday – is the Curriculum Night for Grades 2 & 3 at 6:30 PM at Geneva Elementary School. Parents, come to the school at 6:30 PM to see what your child will be learning this year and get them off to a good start.

September Preview

September 1, Thursday - is Curriculum Night for Grades 4 and 5 at 6:30 PM at Geneva Elementary School.  Parents, come to the school to see what your child will be learning this year and get them off to a good start.

September 11 & 25 (2nd & 4th Sundays) –The Museum of Geneva History is open from 2:00 - 4:00 PM OR by appointment - 407-349-5697.  It is located at 165 1st St., admission is free but donations appreciated.  Displays include local archeological finds, pioneer crafts, mercantile, family genealogy records, Civil War, toys/musical instruments, etc. Listen to a violano, Edison Phonograph, and a Radio that plays Bing Crosby, George & Gracie, etc.  We also have Geneva T-shirts/hoodies, caps, prints, history books, and the new Historic Walking/Driving Tour for sale.  Check out Geneva's interesting history at www.usgennet.org/usa/fl/county/seminole/Geneva. 

September 17 (every 3rd Sat.) Geneva Farmer’s Market - Join us in the Village of Geneva every 3rd Saturday from 8 AM to 1 PM in the Rural Heritage Center & Folk School, 1st and Main. It is inside now, so come rain or shine! It is always wonderful to spend time with old friends and enjoy some old-fashioned items that quaint village life has to offer! Visit our Facebook page: Geneva Heritage Farmers Market for updates. More info:  Trish - 407-733-7514. 

September 17 (every 3rd Sat.) - Come for a free evening of old-time music with “jammers” from the ages of 12 to 83 at the Geneva Jam. There is toe-tapping acoustic, bluegrass, traditional country, and old-fashioned gospel music to enjoy in the Geneva Community Center, 161 1st St. If you play an acoustic instrument, find a chair up front and join us.  Hamburger, hotdog, or sausage meals start at 6:00 and the music begins at 6:30 PM.  A 50/50 raffle is held where the winner gets half the pot, and the proceeds from the food go to the upkeep of the Community Center. Info: 407-349-5271.  

September 24, Saturday – The Fall Mountain Dulcimer Sunshine Gathering will be held at the Rural Heritage Center, 101 1st St., from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Enjoy classes and jams with instructors and jam leaders from all over Central Florida.  Call 321-223-7350 or e-mail sherylchapman123@gmail.com for more info.

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