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The Park Stockdale Civic Association is hosting a Halloween Extravaganza for residents from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29.
Young children are invited to participate in a costume contest judged by our Station 11 firefighters in the parking lot at 4. Prizes include gift certificates for kids meals donated by Chick-fil-A and handcrafted Halloween donuts from Foster’s.
Residents can view a fire engine up close.
At 5, the party shifts to the park pavilion for free hot dogs and chips served up by the board members who organized the event, Roxanne Fackler and John Prince II.
At 5:30, residents will judge a jack-o’-lantern contest. Sculptors should bring their pre-carved pumpkins and candles to the pavilion by 5.
Board member Matt Coleman, Eli Hamm, Buster Beene, John Prince III, Martha Prince and board member Dennis Shea (pictured) as well as board members Tom Bell and Jim Carnal covered the Park Stockdale swimming pools for the winter on Oct. 9.
Pictured: Jack Griffith, Bryan Nolan, Pat Nolan and Susan Tuttle. Not pictured: Michelle Patterson.
Thanks to the early morning lap swimmers for scrubbing clean the top row of pool tiles at the end of the season before the pool is covered.Board member Susan Tuttle got things rolling this year by bringing the sponges.Resident Pat Nolan, who has been lap swimming here with her husband Bryan for 25 years, said the pool is “the jewel of the community. Cleaning the tiles is a way for the swimmers to give back” to the board of directors and the community.Tuttle added, “It was kind of our thank you.”She added that the adult lap swimming hours, 6-8 a.m. daily, are not just for proficient swimmers. Adults who are rehabbing are welcome to just walk the lanes for physical therapy.The sponge brigade this year was: Tuttle, the Nolans, Jack Griffith and Michelle Patterson.
The date for covering the Park Stockdale swimming pool has been moved back to 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9.
Volunteers can just show up and should bring work gloves and old clothes that will get dirty and possibly marred by glue.
It takes several hours to cover the pool with tarp for the winter.
Mark your calendars.
The semi-annual Park Stockdale neighborhood yard sale will be Saturday, Oct. 2.
The Park Stockdale pool will be open from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18-19.
The weather is hot and the pool is still warm so the pool will be open from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11.
Girl Scout Troop 8121 rocks! 🤦 👧 🤷😄 Thirty Park Stockdale seniors shared breakfast together this morning. As part of their community outreach, Girl Scouts prepared a feast including: 🥞pancakes, eggs, 🥓bacon, sausage, fresh fruit, orange juice and coffee.The oldest Park Stockdale residents were acknowledged with smiles 🤗, prizes and applause. Numerous people said they had a great time and their facial expressions confirmed it.Three firemen from Fire Station 11 shared safety tips and answered questions. Capt. Frank said don’t call 911 in non-emergencies when you need help to get a non-injured person up. Instead call (661) 324-6551.Funds were provided by Thrivent Action Team.
Suggestions for future activities are welcome, 323-4302.
Pool will be closed today and Friday because it is being shocked with chemicals to eliminate algae. It will reopen Saturday.
Girl Scout troop 1821 is serving up a free breakfast for Park Stockdale senior citizens at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, in the Park Stockdale hall.
Make reservations by calling the Park Stockdale office, 323-4302.
The Bakersfield Fire Department will also make a presentation on safety.