The Good Times
 Feb/March/April/May 2001


Note From Jerry
I would like to thank all Martin Lake Members for helping make us Mississippi's #'1 family recreational resort!! Martin Lake has in the last 8+ years put approximately 1 million dollars in new improvements. Speaking of improvements, we have started phase II at the lake which includes 10 new cabins with TV, VCR, cable, and jacuzzi tubs. The materials for three cabins are already onsite and we will be building them over the next couple months. We also will be doing mini-golf around the middle of April or Beginning of May. Look forward to an expanded beach picnic area with grills. The roads will be improved and basketball should be added. Hope to see you and your friends enjoying the lake and it's new amenities this year.
Payments and Dues
We have been growing and improving your park by leaps and bounds. Your monthly payments are the lifeblood in this development. Remember, we pay as we go—please, if you can prepay payments and cash out if possible. Make 5 payments--send 6 payment stubs. Pay 5 years annual dues in advance, get the 6th year free. Offers good until 6-1-01.

Payments and dues can be done on a major credit card in person or over the phone. We accept VISA, MC, AMEX, and DISCOVER. If you call please ask for Susan, Renee or Gail.

 Member Referral Dinner
Martin Lake will be hosting a Member Referral Dinner on May 12, 2001. This dinner is designed to introduce your friends to Martin Lake, and to show them how much fun having a membership can be. All members who bring a couple(s) to MLR during this special open house dinner will receive a ticket for our nightly drawing, and a FREE STEAK DINNER for you and your guest family. To make a reservation contact MLR by May 5th. There will be a drawing for the guests as well as the members for special gifts during the dinner.
Martin Lake will have a reception at 5 PM and dinner will be served at 6 PM. If any of your guests become charter members during the dinner, Martin Lake will thank you by giving you $100 for every couple you sponsor in. If 3 new families join, we will include 1 year's free dues as a bonus. We look forward to seeing you there, so R.S.V.P. today and reserve your place at our table.
Attention MLR Members
As you know, Martin Lake has been sending newsletters like this one to our members for years. This was our way of keeping you informed of our progress, changes in rules, and special activities for our members and friends. Many of our members have requested their newsletters by E-mail so we will no longer mail a newsletter unless requested in writing. All newsletters will be posted on our website. This will save time and money and will help us serve you more effectively.
Sunday Mornings
Non-Denominational Christian Church
Worship Services starting, led by Cecil Fayard.
Martin Lake Online
As some of you already know, MLR is on the Internet. We have added a section on member businesses. If you are a business owner send us one of your cards or email us at and we will get you on the web. We are constantly updating the site with new pictures and also the latest news so check us out online!

If you would rather have your newsletter mailed to you via email, please call us and give your email address or email us a note with your member number. The newsletter is online so you can always get it from the website.

Also, Coast to Coast is online. You can visit them at

Reservation Number
(228) 872-0456
MLR Members now have a special number to call for reservations. This number will be answered Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. only. This line will be used only for rental and site reservations.

Reservations for rentals on major holidays will be taken 60 days in advance. Members need to call in their reservations for their RV’s as well.


Anyone bringing pets into MLR rentals will be required to leave a $50.00 pet deposit when registering. Deposit will be refunded upon checkout if no damage is done by pets. Any member caught with a pet in a rental without a pet deposit will pay a $50 nonrefundable charge to MLR.
MLR would like to inform members than our out-of-town relatives can rent rentals from Oct. 1 - May 1 each year for $500.00 per month. We hope this will allow family members to visit children and grandchildren during the holidays.
Mardi Gras Parade
MLR will be holding its annual Mardi Gras Parade on February 17 at 2:00 PM. Come early so we can get organized. Prizes will be awarded for best adult and kids float and costume. Fore more information call 875-9157. See you there!
 St. Patrick's Day Annual Chili Cook-off

Martin Lake would like to invite all of our chili fans to try an entry in this year's Chili Cook-off Contest to be held in the clubhouse on March 17th. The judging will be at 4PM. Prizes will be awarded.

Easter Parade & Easter Egg Hunt

Come join the party at MLR for our annual Easter Parade and Egg-hunt on April 14th. Prizes will be awarded after the 2 PM parade. Sign up sheets will be posted in the office during the week and at the clubhouse that weekend. Please sign your name and age. For more information the office. Easter egg hunt will be after the Parade.


A Martin Lake Ol' Fashioned Picnic
(May 26th)

We grill the hot dogs and hamburgers and provide baked beans and cole slaw. Please bring a covered dish and your appetites! Let's make this a terrific fun picnic! Dinner will be from 4-7 PM
MLR staff planned some great family activities for the holiday. So get your family and friends together for the following:

Sack Races / Paddle Boat Races
Apple Bobbing / 3-Legged Races
Watermellon Seed Spitting Contest
(to be held throughout the holiday!)

Additional activities may be posted at the office. All activities are subject to change.

Message From Marc
Just a reminder to all the members who are considering traveling this summer. If you haven't processed your Coast to Coast Travel, it's time to do so now. By adding your travel benefits, you will be assured of having your new books, cards and everything else needed in time to make your traveling this year exciting. If you want to get more information, please feel free to call me at 875-7229 and ask for Marc or Jay.
Any member wanting to add Coast to Coast don't drag your feet, add it before the cost goes up.
All M.L.R. Members

Regarding our guest situation . . . everyone agrees we all enjoy and wish to encourage continued guest use. We also all agree that guest use places an extra financial burden on the cost of operation the park. We asked for your suggestions and input on the best solution to cover these extra costs. We were overwhelmed and delighted with the number of members who responded with their ideas and input. With very little exception, almost everyone suggested a guest usage fee charged at the gate, of between $2.00 and $5.00 per person. The typical reason; where else can you take your family that's clean, safe, and has a nice family atmosphere for $2.00 to $5.00 per person?

Because of your input and ideas, the following will be put into effect from May 1st to September 30th of each year.

  1. Members and their immediate family - no charge
    (includes children and parents of members).
  2. Pre-school age children (under 6) - no charge
  3. All other guests - $2.00 per day.
  4. No guest fee will be charged on Tue., Wed., & Thur.

As a member of Martin Lake I will:

  • Use Lifejackets in Boats
  • Observe one-way roads.
  • Observe the 5 MPH speed limit.
  • Obey posted pool and hot tub rules.
  • Clean up after my pets
  • Not park on the grass.
  • Have my proper ID card when visiting the Resort