Why I love Elkins Lake

Dear Editor,

My husband and I moved to Elkins Lake in 2003 after retiring from our respective careers in Houston. Prior to purchasing a home here, we visited many times checking out the club house, playing the golf courses, looking at the lakes, swimming pools, tennis courts and walking trails. We loved every aspect of this community. Many of my friends from the Houston area have also moved to Elkins Lake and they love it as well.

I like the idea of not having commercial property within walking distance as it gives me a reason to get in my car and go shopping a few miles down the road. I love the special attention given to the children here at Elkins. The Easter egg hunt, breakfast with Santa, Fourth of July celebrations, picnics in the park, fishing contests, decorating of golf carts and the Junior Golf programs.

I love the rolling hills, the sunrise and sunsets. Have you ever gone for a walk just prior to dawn and watched God paint his canvas as the sun comes up and the clouds appear and streaks of light dance on the lakes as the birds sing and deer graze? There is nothing like seeing a bald eagle swoop down and retrieve his meal from the lake ... it’s breathtaking.

You don’t have to be an avid golfer, a fisherman, track star, or Olympic swimmer to enjoy Elkins Lake. How about playing some Bridge, Bunco, Canasta, Mahjong or Dominos? Heck you can probably find a game of “horseshoes” somewhere in the community.

Why do I love Elkins Lake? I know all my neighbors by their first names!

Wanda McGhee


Thank you Mr. Ringler

Dear Editor,

In this time of year when we celebrate Veterans Day, Flag Day, and the up and coming Fourth of July, I would like to recognize Walter G. Ringler a Huntville, Waterwood resident and a frequent contributor to The Huntsville Item. Walt was a commissioned Army Officer now retired, who fought gallantly with the 162nd Assault Company as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. Soldiers like Walt have risked their lives for us, to keep our country safe and strong. Thank you Walter G. Ringler.


Charles Bordo