Vmail – Everglades Recreation Complex

Vmail – Everglades Recreation Complex


(“THE VILLAGES. FLORIDA’S FRIENDLIEST HOMETOWN. THE VILLAGES.”) WELCOME! JOHN AND I ARE OUT HERE TODAY AT THE HIGHLY
ANTICIPATED EVERGLADES RECREATION CENTER THAT IS NOW OPEN. WE HAD A FABULOUS GRAND OPENING, DIDN’T WE
JOHN? IT WAS ABSOLUTELY INSPIRING. IT WAS AMAZING, THE CROWD, THE WEATHER, IT
WAS ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE VILLAGES. YUP. YOU COULDN’T HAVE ASKED FOR A BETTER DAY. LET’S TAKE A LITTLE WALK THROUGH ON SOME OF
THE THINGS THAT WE EXPERIENCED THAT DAY, AND THAT PEOPLE CAN EXPECT TO EXPERIENCE WHEN
THEY ENJOY THE EVERGLADES RECREATION. WE STARTED WITH, YOU KNOW, THE SOFTBALL COMPLEX. BEAUTIFUL COMPLEX. THE E-FLYERS CAME IN AND DID THIS AMAZING
FLYOVER TO START THE FIRST GAME. THEY ACTUALLY DROPPED A SOFTBALL OUT OF THEIR
AIRPLANE. SO THAT WAS PRETTY AMAZING. SO WE HAD GAMES GOING ON THERE, YOU’RE GOING
TO SEE A LOT OF LEAGUES AND PROGRAMS TAKING PLACE AT THE EVERGLADES SOFTBALL COMPLEX. AND THEN AS WE MOVE OVER TO THE MULTIPURPOSE
FIELD, THAT’S WHERE THE E-FLYERS CAN LAND THEIR PLANES. WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO AT THE MULTIPURPOSE FIELD? WELL WE HAVE SOCCER, WE HAVE DIFFERENT SOCCER
GOALS AND PROGRAMS TAKING PLACE THERE. WE’LL ALSO BE DOING FLAG FOOTBALL. THE KITE FLYERS WILL BE OUT THERE. SO THAT MULTIPURPOSE FIELD IS JUST GOING TO
BE ENERGIZED WITH NUMEROUS SHARED-USE ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS TAKING PLACE AT THAT BEAUTIFUL
FIELD. SO WE’RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT GETTING THAT
STARTED UP. AND THEN WE GO TO THE COURTS. WE’VE GOT PLATFORM TENNIS. WE’VE GOT PICKLEBALL. AH. ONE OF MY FAVORITES. YES. PICKLEBALL, VERY POPULAR. AND DON’T FORGET WE HAVE BEAUTIFUL PICNIC
PAVILIONS SO PEOPLE CAN COME OUT HERE AND HAVE A PICNIC AND RELAX AND JUST TAKE IT ALL
IN BETWEEN ALL THEIR ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS. THE BOCCE, THE SHUFFLEBOARD. AND THEN WE’VE GOT THE RADIO-CONTROLLED RACETRACK. IF YOU WERE OUT HERE AT THE OPENING, MAN,
THEY WERE HAVING AN ABSOLUTE BLAST USING THAT TRACK. WE HAVE A BEAUTIFUL POND HERE. AND THERE’S ALL KINDS OF THINGS WE CAN DO
THERE. IS THAT RIGHT? YEAH. WE SAW THE SAILBOATS OUT THERE SAILING AROUND
THE POND, WE GOT THE BUOYS SET UP. AND THEN WE HAD OUR SPEEDSTERS. WE HAD OUR RADIO-CONTROLLED BOATS OUT THERE,
MOTORBOATS OUT THERE, USING IT AS WELL AND WORKING WITH THE CLUB. OKAY. NOW I KNOW ONE OF YOUR FAVORITES, AND KRISSI’S
FAVORITES, THE SPORTS POOL. YES. WE ALSO HAVE ONE OF THOSE. WE HAVE A JUNIOR-SIZED OLYMPIC SPORTS POOL. THAT’LL BE SET UP FOR LAP SWIMMING AND COMBO
SWIMMING AND THEN OF COURSE, THE EVER-POPULAR WATER VOLLEYBALL PROGRAM WILL BE HELD HERE
AS WELL. AND WE’LL HAVE EXERCISE CLASSES AND TEA PROGRAMS. AND WE’RE SITUATED ADJACENT TO THE HOGEYE
PRESERVE. RIGHT. AND SO THERE’S TRAILS AND PATHWAYS THAT CONNECT
US HERE, AND THOSE ARE BEAUTIFUL. I HAD THE CHANCE TO ACTUALLY WALK THE ENTIRE
TRAIL ON GRAND OPENING DAY. IT WAS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. IT BRINGS IT ALL IN, DOESN’T IT? IT BRINGS IN, YOU KNOW, THE ENVIRONMENT OF
THIS WHOLE ENTIRE COMMUNITY AND HOW WE BALANCE THE NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL SETTINGS. WE HAD THE BICYCLE CLUB HERE LEADING BIKE
RIDES DOWN THE SHARED-USE PATH, AND YOU CAN GET OVER TO THE FOOD TRUCKS AND CATTAIL SO,
I MEAN IT ALL CONNECTS AND IT’S JUST, YOU CAN COME HERE BY WALKING, JOGGING, GOLF CAR,
RIDING YOUR BIKE, OR ANY MODE THAT YOU WANT TO GET HERE. BUT IT’S A BEAUTIFUL PATH BRINGING IT ALL
IN TOGETHER. WE’RE SUPER EXCITED ABOUT ALL THE NEW ACTIVITIES
BEING RIGHT HERE IN OUR AREA. IT’S BEAUTIFUL. GORGEOUS. IT’S REALLY BIG. SO I THINK YOU’RE REALLY IMPRESSED WHEN YOU
SEE THE SIZE OF IT, YOU KNOW. AND BECAUSE IT IS IN SUCH A NICE OPEN AREA,
IT APPEARS EVEN BIGGER. SO IT’S JUST LIKE, WOW, YOU KNOW? I THOUGHT IT WAS FANTASTIC. I WAS OVERWHELMED. IT’S JUST, THERE’S JUST SO MUCH TO SEE. THE COMPLEX IS SO BEAUTIFUL. THERE’S, LIKE I’M INTO RC BOAT RACING AND
THERE’S RC CAR RACING. REMOTE-CONTROLLED SAILING WAS ON MY BUCKET
LIST. BECAUSE I HAD A SAILBOAT UP IN MICHIGAN FOR
ALL THE YEARS, THE LAST 50 YEARS. SO I WAS REALLY GLAD WHEN I FOUND OUT IT WAS
EASY TO GET INTO A GROUP LIKE THIS. WATER VOLLEYBALL. WATER VOLLEYBALL. IN OUR OWN POOL. YEAH. THAT’S OUR SPORT OF CHOICE. THAT’S OUR SPORT OF CHOICE. SO WE CAN’T WAIT TO START PLAYING THAT. YEAH. I JUST LOVE THE LIFESTYLE. YEAH. THERE’S SO MANY THINGS TO DO. YOU JUST GOT TO PICK AND CHOOSE. YOU CAN’T FIT IT ALL IN SOMETIMES. WE TRY. (LAUGHS) I’M A BIG WATER AQUA, I GO THREE OR FOUR TIMES
A WEEK. SO THAT’S ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS. WE DRIVE EVERY DAY IN OUR GOLF CAR AND WE’RE
SHOCKED TO SEE, OH MY GOSH, LOOK AT THIS AND LOOK AT THAT, WOW! AND NOW WE’RE INSIDE THE EVERGLADES RECREATION
CENTER. DEFINITELY NOT TO BE OUTDONE BY THE OUTSIDE. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL FACILITY. IT JUST FEELS LIKE ANOTHER HOME FOR US. FOR PEOPLE TO COME USE AND ENJOY, DOESN’T
IT? AND SPEAKING OF PRINTS, WE WERE LUCKY ENOUGH,
MY SISTER COMMISSIONED FRANK RUGGLES, TELL ME A LITTLE ABOUT HIM? YEAH, FRANK WAS HERE FOR THE GRAND OPENING. AND WHAT A GREAT PRESENCE TO HAVE HIM HERE. BECAUSE HE’S BEHIND MOST OF THE PHOTOGRAPHY
THAT YOU SEE IN THIS WONDERFUL BUILDING. AND HE’S GOING TO BE COMING BACK. WE’RE GOING TO BE BRINGING HIM BACK TO DO
SOME PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAMS FOR OUR RESIDENTS. HE IS SO EXCITED ABOUT THAT. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION. THERE’S SOME DIFFERENT ROOMS IN HERE. AND WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO ENJOY IF I COME TO
EVERGLADES RECREATION? WELL THE ARTS AND CRAFTS ROOM IS LIKE NONE
OTHER BEFORE. WE HAVE BEEN RECEIVING SUGGESTIONS FROM OUR
RESIDENTS FOR THE LAST COUPLE YEARS. THE ARTS AND CRAFTS ROOM CAN ACTUALLY BE MADE
INTO ONE LARGE ROOM, OR IT CAN BE DIVIDED INTO THREE SMALLER ROOMS. SO WE ACTUALLY CAN HAVE MULTIPLE DIFFERENT
TYPES OF ARTS AND CRAFTS PROGRAMS GOING ON AT THE SAME TIME. AND RIGHT BEHIND US IS THE BEAUTIFUL MULTIPURPOSE
THEATER. THE GRAND CANYON ROOM. WHAT A GREAT NAME. YES. GREAT NAME FOR THE THEATER ROOM. AND YEAH. IT HAS A GREAT THEATER SETUP, STATE-OF-THE-ART
LIGHTS AND SOUND EQUIPMENT WILL BE IN THERE, SO WE CAN DO THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS, ENTERTAINMENT,
SHOWS. AND THEN WE GET INTO THE CARD AND BOARD GAME
ROOM. WHICH, THAT’S A BEAUTIFUL WAY TO INTERACT
WITH EITHER BRIDGE, BUNCO IS VERY POPULAR, MAHJONGG, HUNDREDS OF DIFFERENT CARDS AND
BOARD GAMES WILL BE OFFERED THERE. AND WE’RE THRILLED, THE SALES AND MARKETING
PORTION OF THE TEAM HERE. TO BE COHABITATING WITH YOU. YES. AND HELPING PEOPLE SEE AND EXPERIENCE ALL
OF THIS. IT DIDN’T DISAPPOINT. IT’S BEAUTIFUL. IT’S GOT EVERYTHING, AND THE ARTWORK IS JUST
PHENOMENAL. LOVE THE UP NORTH FEEL. THE CYPRUS WALLS INSIDE. WHAT I LOVE ABOUR IT IS I’M A NEW ENGLANDER,
I LIVED UP IN NEW HAMPSHIRE FOR 33 YEARS. AND WALKING IN HERE, YOU FEEL THE SENSE OF
THE HOMEYNESS AND THE BEAMS AND JUST SIMILAR TO WHAT WE EXPERIENCED LIVING UP THERE. VERY NICE. RUSTIC, DIFFERENT FROM ANYTHING WE’VE SEEN
IN THE VILLAGES BEFORE. IT’S VERY BIG, IT’S VERY NEW. IT’S VERY NICE, AND I THINK IT’S GOING TO
BE THE CENTER OF A LOT OF ACTIVITY IN THE FUTURE. THE VARIETY OF THINGS TO DO. STAYING ACTIVE. MORE ACTIVE THAN I’VE BEEN SINCE I WAS IN
HIGH SCHOOL I THINK. AND THE COMMUNITY. JUST WONDERFUL. NO MATTER HOW LARGE IT GETS, IT ALWAYS FEELS
SMALL. BECAUSE WE HAVE OUR SMALL CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
WE’VE CONNECTED WITH, AND THIS ACTIVITY AND THAT ACTIVITY, WE LOVE THAT. I LOVE THE DECORATIONS IN ALL THE ROOMS, I
MEAN, THEY DID IT RIGHT, THEY DID IT RIGHT. WE’RE EXCITED ABOUT ALL THE ACTIVITIES. WE LOVE THE LIFESTYLE HERE IN THE VILLAGES. EVERY DAY WE FEEL BLESSED, THAT WE’RE HERE,
THAT ALL OF THIS IS AVAILABLE TO US. WELL THANK YOU FOR JOINING US OUT HERE AT
EVERGLADES. IT’S BEEN A LOT OF FUN. IT’S BEEN AN AMAZING, EXCITING COUPLE OF DAYS. AND WE ARE SO EXCITED ABOUT WHAT THE FUTURE
HOLDS FOR OUR RESIDENTS TO COME OUT HERE AND GET THE MOST OUT OF LIFE EVERY SINGLE DAY. EXACTLY. VERY EXCITING. AND, ANOTHER EXCITING THING WE HAVE ON THE
HORIZON, NEXT MONTH, WE’LL BE HOSTING THE VILLAGES DESIGNER MODEL HOME SHOW. YOU AND KRISSI WON’T WANT TO MISS THAT ONE. WE’LL BE THERE! IT’S KIND OF LIKE A PARADE OF HOMES FOR ALL
OUR BRAND NEW DESIGNER MODELS. YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT IT IN OUR VILLAGES
DAILY SUN, OR, STAY TUNED TO THE VILLAGES VMAIL NEXT MONTH. THAT’S RIGHT. SO THANKS FOR WATCHING THIS MONTH’S EDITION
OF THE VILLAGES VMAIL. WE’LL SEE YOU AROUND TOWN… …LOVIN’ THE LIFESTYLE!

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