In Memoriam: Bob Johnson
It is with sadness we announce the passing of longtime Venetian Isles resident, Bob Johnson, on December 8. Throughout his over 40 years living on Kansas Avenue, Bob devoted countless hours towards making Venetian Isles a great place to live. Bob served on the V.I.H.A. Board, including several terms as Board President, in addition to working on the Architectural Review and Deed Restriction Committees among others, and volunteering for projects big and small.
There is no doubt that Bob made an impact on our community and his presence will be truly missed. Our sincere condolences to Bob's wife Carol and the rest of the Johnson family.
Bob's obituary can be found at:
SEAWALL LUMINARY LIGHTING
Candles and luminary bags are available from the Hospitality Committee. for $12. This price includes 10 candles plus 10 luminary bags. To purchase, please contact the Candle Seller assigned to your street or call Linda Testa (727-543-6970) or Terri Boyle (727-430-3456)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
How many candles do I need?
For most homes, 10-20 candles should be sufficient to line your entire seawall and dock.
What if my home is on the open water?
Residents who live on Mermaid Point, along open water side of Carolina Avenue and on the Carolina Circle island have been lining their streets & driveways with luminaria instead of placing them on the seawalls. This allows the candles to be more visible and less likely to blow out.
What if it is raining on Christmas Eve?
We will light the candles at 6pm on Christmas Day in the event of heavy rain on Christmas Eve.
What if I won't be home at 6pm on Christmas Eve?
We encourage all members of the Venetian Isles community to participate so that the continuity of the luminary display is not broken. If you aren’t going to be home at the time of the candle lighting, please ask a neighbor or your candle seller to light the candles along your seawall or street.
If you’d like to receive a text message reminder to light your candles, please opt in by texting VIHA to 77948
Volunteer for the Candle Committee
The Candle Committee is a great way to meet your neighbors in VI. If you are interested in joining us next year, please contact Linda Testa (727-525-6120) or Terri Boyle (727-430-3456).