- Fall. Began holding meetings to see if there was interest in forming
a community development organization. Interest was high and meetings
began to be held regularly.
1997 - Summer. A survey was conducted of the community
to determine what people wanted for Crestline. Nearly 500 surveys were
completed and returned to CCDA. The survey provided direction for the
CCDA. Beautification, street fairs, and concerts ranked high on the
list of things that people wanted for Crestline.
CCDA chose a two-pronged approach. To begin beautification immediately,
members would meet to pick up litter the first Saturday of every month.
The second part was to begin developing a long term plan that would
meet the needs identified in the survey.
1998 - A planning year. CCDA granted 501 (C) 3 status
by the IRS.
1999 - The community murals program and Concerts on
the Lake begin. Members voted to pay annual dues.
2000 - Actions were initiated to find funding for a
facade improvement program and community pathways. Assemblyman Leonard's
support is gained for our projects after we host him for a community
luncheon at Lake Gregory Elementary School.
2001 - Funding found for a community revitalization
plan that included community pathways and a facade improvement program.
Coordination began with the county for implementing a facade improvement
program and for developing a paved path along Lake Drive and around
Lake Gergory. CCDA assists and supports the revitalization of Andy Fletcher
Park. Both labor and funds are provided.
2002 - CCDA conducts it's first Treasure in the Trees
Crestline Home Tour. Four benches, made of recycled plastic, and provided
by the county, are placed in the community so that people may sit and
enjoy the Crestline scenery.
2003 - Holiday banners are purchased and flown in the
community. Three trash receptacles, made of recycled plastic, are placed
in the community. The receptacles are paid for by donations from Lake
Gregory Community Church, Lake View Realty, and Century 21 Realty.
2004 - CCDA begins the daffodil plantings and purchases
Spring Daffodil Banners. CCDA has their first Home Holiday Decorating
2005 - CCDA publishes its first newsletter and starts
its Web site.
Beautiful was created. Since then, thousands of daffodil and tulip
bulbs have been planted throughout the Crestline communities. this year's
Garden Tour and Afternoon With Hetty events were great successes.
- we presented our first Twelfth Night celebration, in which the CCDA
honored not only its own volunteers but hundreds more who help to improve
the quality of life in the Crestline communities.
summer banners with the "Our Town" message were purchased
with proceeds of the 2006 Treasures in the Trees home tour and were
placed around town.
Gardens Eclectic tour in June was a success, raising money for plantings
in the Crestline Communities. The Annual Treasures in the Trees Home
Tour on Oct. 7, 2007 went over beautifully and all who attended had a