In February, Leisure Days RV Resort in Zephyrhills had a visit from a representative of Zephyrhills High School. Her visit started a movement at the resort that will change lives.
Anne Astles, a seasonal resident of the resort, invited Diane McCabe to speak at a coffee morning meeting. McCabe thanked the park residents for their generosity, especially the Busy Hands Knitters, for their wonderful donations of various knitted items presented to the local high school.
She spoke of how the items were distributed to students, and how the kids appreciated these much-needed items. Despite being homeless, the students still attend school, McCabe said. Despite their intense determination to continue school, the students were simply couldn’t afford special events like prom.
Knowing the giving spirits of Leisure Days residents, McCabe mentioned that if anyone had items such as dresses, skirts, ties, etc. they could be donated to the needy students. A couple residents, Laurelynn Deans and Anne Hubbert took on the challenge.
The two visited local stores to purchase several dresses, ties, men’s shirts, shoes and small items of jewelry. The pair has made several trips to the school to deliver the donated items. As a result of these efforts, other park residents have joined in through donation of funds and clothing.
Throughout the year, the residents of Leisure Days are continuously giving back to the local community. The practice will hopefully continue for years to come. When a challenge or need arises, the residents are there to take it up. Talk about an amazing Florida RV community.
In the Sunshine State, February and March mean one thing: Strawberry Season. We love those bright red berries so much we have festivals, parties, socials and dances in their honor. We eat them on waffles, pancakes, shortcake, pudding, pies and donuts. There isn’t much we won’t drop some fresh Florida strawberries on.
At Newby Fun Resorts, we decided to make the fun of strawberry season even sweeter. Many years ago we held a strawberry social in one of our communities and it’s been a tradition ever since! We start out with a delicious shortcake, top that with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream, drop in a heaping spoonful of strawberries, and finish the whole creation off with a huge dollop of whipped cream.
Our strawberry socials are a time for the residents to get together, enjoy each other’s company and have a delicious treat. We believe RV camping and life should be a fun! Next time you’re looking for an RV camping destination ask yourself the question: ARE THEY FUN!? If the answer is no, don’t go!
We can’t wait to have a blast with you at one of our nine Newby Fun Resorts. Want daily laughs, inspirations and tips about where to have some Florida fun? All RV campers need to visit Newby Fun Resorts on Facebook. See you there!