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January 2020 - The Villages

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02 J A N U A R Y 2 0 2 0 The Villages ® Community yankeetrails.com | 352.633.4643 W C L U B O F T H E M O N T H Fenney Fun Singles hen President Alice Mad- den took over the Fenney Fun Singles club within The Villages in 2018, the membership tally sat at roughly 60. Less than two years later, the club's total membership exceeds 400. Part of the explanation for the sudden popularity of the Fenney Fun Singles club may be due to their unique events, which often take members away from The Villages for a day or longer. From Clearwater to Cocoa Beach, the group of singles is constantly on the move. With about 150- 200 members that attend almost every event, it's a full house no matter where the group ends up on any weekend. With plans for a January 2021 cruise in the works, as well as a 5-day bus trip to Nashville, Madden and the club's active planning committee stays on the search for exciting new events for the outgoing crowd. In the past, these events have included a sponge festival, Christmas light tours, and even airboat tours on the ocean. Working alongside travel agencies in the area, the active planning committee is able to keep tabs on endless travel opportunities. No matter what the area has to offer, the Fenney Fun Singles find out. While the group may travel more than others, they've created their own ways to keep The Villages exciting as well. Aside from monthly meetings where event payments can be collected, the singles host monthly cooking classes and wine tasting events. With 20 people at each cooking class, as well as a wine tasting schedule that rotates between member houses, members can gather in tight-knit groups that isn't often possible on large day trips. "I took over with the best group I could have possibly asked for, and it's amazing to see how fast we've grown into something I never imagined us becoming." President Madden and her active planning committee are always on the lookout for new members, so if you're a single member of The Villages, see where their next trip could be to! Stop by a meeting this month, or get in contact with the club on their website: https:// www.villageoffenney.com/fen- ney-fun-singles-group.html. Would you like your group to be featured as Club of the Month? Contact Kelly McKiever at kmckiever@yankeetrails.com

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