Little Bits of Royal Chatter

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By Peggy Chandler
August is a busy month for birthdays in Royal Pines. Fred Schmidt, of Rivers Court, started it off on August 3. Fred celebrated his big day with his wife, children and grandchildren in Columbia, at the home of his daughter Jessica and her husband Michael. Then  Cathy Wilson, of Wade Hampton,  marked the occasion on August 13 in Connecticut with her family. And last but certainly not least, Carol Clark, also of Wade Hampton, hosted the Bunco Babes on her notable birthday August 15. There was also a birthday luncheon held for the ladies (sorry, Fred).
Ryan Johnston, of Lexington, Ohio, — a rising seventh grader and grandson of John and Carol Clark — recently attended a five-day “Rising Stars in Science & Engineering Camp.” During the camp, he

Cathy Wilson and Carol Clark at their birthday luncheon.

attended classes in physics, robotics and wind turbines. While there, he built a “robot” and a remote-controlled robotic car that won First Place in a race while competing against the cars of the other 40 students.
The Royal Readers’ book selection for this month is “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand. This is the true story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympian who competed in the Berlin Olympics, and who, during World War II in 1943, crashed his bomber into the Pacific Ocean. Hillenbrand tells the story of the endurance and resilience of this warrior during his incredible journey.
To the many talented crafters in Royal Pines: If you would like to be part of a craft fair and/or help with arranging one, please contact me to initiate a plan.
Welcome to new neighbors Kathleen and Charlie Bray. The Brays are temporary neighbors as they are transitioning to a new home in Port Royal. We hope they enjoy their time in Royal Pines, no matter the length of stay.
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