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View of Whiteplains Plantation
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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Hot Air Balloon Landing At Whiteplains Plantation. 10/18/2021

 We would like to thank Don Bell for flying into SC99 from the farm in his hot air balloon.  What a beautiful approach and landing on runway 9.  Weather was perfect for his flight over this evening.  Someday we hope Don will do us a flyby as well.        



Sunday, October 03, 2021

Thank You... Adopt-A-Highway October 2, 2021


Ed and I wish to say thank you to all our amazing neighbors that came together to volunteer for the adopt a road cleanup day. We had a morning gathering, sharing coffee and light snacks, and then proceeded with gloves and claws to pick up the inevitable trash. The cleanup took less than 90 minutes with many hands making light work.
A special shout-out now goes out to Mike and Jean Moore, Steve and Bobbi Crimm, Don Nowakowski, Patrick and Gwen Hoffmann, Lee Ann Nations, Cassey Beckel, Dave and Lynn Parsons, and Denise Bryan.

14 volunteers
28 bags collected
Way too much sugar to start!

We have a two-year agreement for Adopt-A-Highway, and we meet quarterly to contribute towards the effort to maintain cleaner highways and roadways. Our next event will be in 2022.
Looking forward to seeing everyone soon…without our vests and gloves!
Attached are photos from the event.

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Best regards,

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Thank you... Crack Sealing Team Members


Thank you to an amazing group of volunteers who completed the crack sealing of the runway in 4 hours.    Thank you Bill Como, David Crone, Jim Franklin, Mike Knox, Steve Mestler, Mike Moore, Don Nowakowski, and Tony Scribner.  I appreciate your hard work and great attitude!   Protecting the runway is key to protecting the value in our homes and keeping future repair costs down. Well done!

And thank you to everyone who shut off their sprinklers!

Overall my assessment is the cracks need less filling each time we do it.  The first time we did it we used way more sealant than we used today.   I was pleased with the condition overall when I inspected the runway prior to the work.   And we found very few new cracks.    As everyone knows we will have to spend over $300,000 to resurface the runway when that day comes.  Keeping cracks sealed and surface seal coated periodically can defer this significant expense.
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Saturday, September 11, 2021

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Happenings at Whiteplains Plantation (SC99) 7-20-2021


Thanks to Dennis, Mike, Don and Ed we got the wings on the Ol’ Marty B II ( Marty B 2). We have a great crew here at Whiteplains. Thanks to them I should be flying by Tuesday. Don’t know which Tuesday. Thank you guys. You are the men!  7-20-2021



Monday, July 12, 2021

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Monday, May 31, 2021

Memorial Day Party - Hosted by Patrick & Gwen Hoffmann 5-31`-2021

Over 80 people attended "Hoffmann's Memorial Day Party".  You couldn't ask for a nicer day to have one.  If you missed it, here are some pictures from today's event. Thank you Patrick for grilling many hamburgers and hotdogs, and Gwen for the amazing decorations


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Photos by, Don Cook