Unit Happenings – December 2023

Unit 6 Celebrates Halloween With a Witches and Wine Gathering

Katie Lundgren

On Oct. 27, the ladies of Unit 6 gathered for the 2nd Annual Witches and Wine party. Witch costumes were optional yet added to the festivities. The event was hosted by Linda Chase, Denise Smith, and Irene Harvey, and the array of delightful appetizers, desserts, and wines was spook-alicious! In case you were wondering, the Warlocks had their own gathering at another home. The party wound down with several witches jumping in the pool, causing much laughter … thus ending the night with witches in stitches!

Unit 6 Halloween DanceFit Class

Katie Lundgren

On a beautiful Halloween morning, several ladies from Unit 6 started the day with some fun music, dancing, and fitness. All skill levels were invited to join in the fun and burn some calories, too. Hosted by dance fitness instructor Katie Lundgren, prizes were given out for the best costumes, and a spooky delicious Halloween buffet followed.

Unit 6 Celebrates Halloween

Katie Lundgren

On Halloween evening, Unit 6ers celebrated the holiday with their 3rd annual Block Party. There were witches, butterflies, Mrs. Doubtfire, Ghostbusters, drunks, hippies, pickleball, the Golden Bachelor, and more—lots of creative costumes. The party was hosted by Karen and Jim Handschy, and was a great success!

Unit 8A Litter Removal Crew in Action

Eight residents from Saddlebrooke Ranch’s Unit 8A participated in the unit’s Adopt-A-Highway clean-up on Nov. 7. Pictured in their bright yellow vests are (left to right) Jerry Fox, Lee and Mary Jo Stastny, Gene and Chris Lee, Shelley Ziegler, and Judie Townsend.

Jerry Fox

On Nov. 7, the Unit 8A Litter Removal Crew picked up 14 bags of trash from milepost 91 to mile post 92 on State Road 77. Unit 8A residents Shelley Ziegler, Mary Jo and Lee Stastny, Judie Townsend, Chris and Gene Lee, and Diane and Jerry Fox made up the crew. Unit 8A volunteers first cleaned and adopted this stretch of highway in December 2021. For information on the Adopt-A-Highway program, contact the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) directly.

First Semi-Annual Unit 16C
Golf Championship

Participants, front row, left to right: Rick and Sandy Buonarigo, Don and Joyce Cox, Patty Cimo, Lore Weimer, Denise Carlton and Barry Feinberg, Glenna Matthews, Toni Graves, John Antonucci; back row, on right side: Charlie Weimer, Brian Nero, Lowell Graves, and Jim Hoagland

Congratulations to the Overall No. 1 Team: Lowell Graves, Patty Cimo, Brian Nero, and Jim Hoagland

Toni Graves

Unit 16C’s first golf championship was a resounding success, and will surely be repeated.  Generous and talented organizers Jim Hoagland and Joyce Cox gathered unit players on Oct. 26 at the SBR Golf Course for nine holes of late-afternoon competition. The teams finished just as the sun set and presentations were announced in the Sol Ballroom, amid libations and dinner. Unit 16C sends special recognition to Mollie Hunter for the leaderboard and table decorations, and sincere appreciation to Mike Jahaske, Ken Steinke, and Tyler Rose for facilitating competition details. We all look forward to spring 2024, for a rematch.