The Snell Isle Property Owners Association (SIPOA) needs you! A campaign to raise funds for the Snell Isle beautification project currently is underway. Snell Isle resident and volunteer beautification project organizer, Bonnie Hargrett, says, “Many residents have sent in monetary gifts to help us reach our goal and we thank each of them for their help. We are closing in on our goal of $5000 now!” Funds still are needed to complete the extensive beautification project currently underway.
Through the efforts of over forty Snell Isle resident volunteers, SIPOA’s beautification project is more than half-way complete. Phase one encompassed the rehabilitation and planting of 41 planters throughout the neighborhood this past spring. Phase two of the project now is underway with the repair, washing, sealing and painting of all 120 panther, lion and griffin statues adorning the isle. SIPOA anticipates that phase two will be completed by the fall; however, thirty animal statues still are in need of adoption.
There are two additional capital improvements in need of help on Snell Isle. The first is the
restoration of the fountain and plantings that adorn the ‘Snell Isle’ sign located on the northeast corner of Snell Isle Boulevard and Brightwaters Boulevard. Snell Isle resident and engineer, Michael Spytek, and SIPOA President, Doug Ellingsworth, have stepped up to repair the broken lighting, electrical components and plumbing for the fountain. Additional help is needed for future plans to clean up and potentially replant the landscaping that adorns the sign and the fountain.
The second is the restoration of Brightwaters Park located at the end of Brightwaters Boulevard NE. So far, no one has stepped up to help with the restoration of the park. Brightwaters Park is in desperate need of adoption by a resident(s) to help with the statuary and plantings. SIPOA is reaching out to everyone on Brightwaters Boulevard to lend a hand in any way possible.
SIPOA would like to thank the resident volunteers who have stepped up this summer to help with the animal statuary restoration phase of the project. These include: Lore Ayoub, Rob Bowen, Patricia Calvert, Kathy and Lance Chambers, Nancy Ebel, the Fredericks family, Kevin Goettel, Karen Goforth, Judy Jourdan, Aloyse Larson, Ann Leavine, Julie Mastry, Sheila and John LeFors, Melissa Massey, Bill Miles, pat and Rob Moler, Rachael Murphy, Frank and Becky Malowany, Art Rios, Robin Roberts, Ted Robinson, John and Tyler Rogers, Dr. Scott Rubin, the Schneider family, Ginny Sexton, Anthony Sullivan, Sheila Szabo, the Webster family, Fred Whaley, the Weidner family, the Westerman family, Todd Wing, Ray Wise, Erin and Scott Youngblood, Brian O’Neill and Boy Scot Troop 0219.
If you have time to lend a hand in the beautification and improvement of Snell Isle, please contact Bonnie Hargrett at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any and all help is appreciated. To send a monetary gift to go towards the Snell Isle beautification project, please send to SIPOA at PO Box 7053, St. Petersburg, FL 33734. SIPOA greatly appreciates your time and generosity.