Managers, in the past years, your FHC Board of Directors has leaned on the "safe side" on and off the field. This time is no different. Unless you live in a shoe, we all know about the impending Hurricane that is bearing down on Florida. Not even the experts know exactly where it will hit later this week, but we do know that most everyone will be affected by torrential rain and possibly high winds. Because of this, we are canceling next week's tournament in Polk County. All of us must take the time now to properly prepare for the possibilities that a Hurricane brings. I have lived in Florida most of my life, and I have seen the damage that can come. My family was living in Haines City when Hurricane Donna hit in 1960, I think. Huge oak trees were uprooted all over the place, and some people were killed because they stayed outside in the storm. Since then, we have been through many more, with some worst than others. If you live near the ocean, Gulf, or rivers that may swell, please take the proper precautions, even if it means moving inland for a couple of days. By cancelling now, we can get canned goods, water, batteries, propane, extra cash, or whatever you might need. If you have pets, make emergency plans for them too. Please contact Al Melendez and Greg Hazel, and let them know if you want your tournament fee returned to you, or used for next month's tournament. God bless and stay safe!