By Jack Schmidt
As I was working in the Park and Garden store last week I had a customer come in and ask “are you selling propane, mulch and or stone this year?; “I see the propane tank is gone and you don’t have any bulk pits out front.” YES WE DO SELL BULK PRODUCTS AND FILL PROPANE TANKS. The bulk propane tank is behind the compactor behind the retail center, right next to the bullpen gate. We still offer 20 and 30 lb. fill and exchanges every day except Sunday. And, yes, we have bulk products behind the store. Just come in and ask and we can show you the products.
It’s hard to believe that we are only a few weeks away from the water turn off at Sandy Pines. It has been a great summer. Thank you all for your support of the Park and Garden Store. We had record numbers using the water softeners, and the Paddleboards, Kayak, and Golf Cart rentals all had a great year. We will continue to rent watercraft through the end of September. The Marina will be open only on Saturday after Labor Day Weekend. The Park and Garden hours will change beginning the week after Labor Day. We will be open only on Friday and Saturday from 9 to 4. The store closes for the season on September 29th.
You can still rent golf carts through September 29th by going online or calling the store at 616-896-9888 and leave a message. The rental office will close after September 4th. If you need to pick up a golf cart or rent watercraft, stop by the Park and Garden store on Friday or Saturday, or leave a voicemail. Always give us 24 hours to respond. We will still be checking Voicemail during the week and will call you to set up times.
The biggest item for September is to start getting the water softeners returned and signed up for next year. Stop by the store and sign a new contract for next year and get $20 off the cost for 2019. We also need to know the date you will be leaving Sandy Pines so we can pick up the softener. It helps us if you don’t wait until the water turn off date. All softeners will be picked up by October 15th. If you are returning them to the store, please use duct tape to put your site number on the softener and leave it at the gate to the Propane area. (The propane is behind the retail center by the bullpen gate. We have a pad set up for the tanks.) Again, thank you for using the softener service and be sure to sign up for next year to get the discount. You will receive an email from Park and Garden in February or March, 2019, to confirm your order for the softener in 2019. Visit our Water Softener Page for Pick Up Forms and 2019 Water Softener Contracts.
We will have RV Antifreeze and Leaf Bags for your needs during September.
For those members who use the Park and Garden for boat in/out service, be sure to call and set up a time to get the boat removed from the lake. We offer the service on Monday through Saturday. No boat service on Sunday. The staff of the Park and Garden thanks you again for your patronage of the store this summer and we look forward to the summer of 2019.