Santa Visits Useppa 2021

Santa Visits Useppa – Thoughts by Yardley Cub Reporter and Pictures by UseppaGin – We all waited to start the parade. Our golf cart went first! Santa came on the boat. Last year, he stayed on the boat but this year he got off the boat and met all the kids! Everyone told him what they wanted for Christmas and we each got a candy cane. Everyone decorated cookies and we had cake and ice cream. That’s all for today’s news on Christmas Eve!

Employee Christmas Party 2021 Part I

Thank You Useppa Employees Part I – Pictures and Thoughts by UseppaGin – The Annual Useppa Employee Christmas Party on December 1st celebrated all the men and women who make island life a year-round gift to members, homeowners, and visitors. Donations to the Employee Christmas Fund were distributed based on length of employment from years ago to one lady here on her first day. A thank you to all who contributed. Billy Gay who runs our Water Department was honored as Employee of the Year. Tim Fincher on staff in the Collier Inn was honored as the Employee of the Quarter. Special recognition by Management and Staff was also paid to CEO Tim Fitzsimmons, part of the Useppa family for 42 years.

Tree Lighting 2021

Useppa Tree Lighting, A New Tradition Begins – Thoughts by Cub Reporter Yardley Wiessen and Pictures by UseppaGin – We had a tree lighting party on Useppa, and we all made ornaments for the tree out of shells. Shelby Gatewood’s was probably my favorite because I loved her creativity in her work. There were also cookies, and personally, my favorite were the little sugar cookies! Shelby and Kay Chapin hosted the tree lighting. Ryan Conner lit the tree which he thought was very special!
That is all for today’s news!!