Christmas Dinner – 2011

wp_IMG_8220  Dec 3, 2011

Judy Goelz hosted the Christmas Dinner this year at the Telford VFW Post 5308. No, it wasn’t the one in Telford, Essex, England – It was the one in Montgomery County, PA.

We started, as always, with a cocktail hour to foster some lively conversation. The live music from acoustic guitar, harmonica, and vocals by Dave Webber added to the festive ambiance provided by the VFW’s holiday decorating committee (better known as “Kim” by anyone who visited the bar). Dinner was served in AUCE (All-U-Can-Eat) buffet fashion. The dessert table needed to be expanded to a second one to accommodate all the wonderful contributions from the members! There was certainly no shortage of sweets!

Barry Williams presented the annual Williams Cups award (I thought they were supposed to look like the Queen Victoria Cups of QVR fame, but clearly I was wrong!) to Adam & Eva Ilnicki for their multiple event hosting efforts in 2011.

Many people contributed to the awesome clothesline art display. I sure hope someone got some photos to share with us all…

Hundreds of raffle tickets were sold, and scores of prizes were won during the hours after dinner. I even won a remote control TD – Well, as remote as is possible with a 3-foot cable! Thanks to Terri Tiley for the acquisition of all of those prizes!

Attending were: Jim & Janet Taylor, Paul and Evonna Phillips, Lyn & Bobbi Hughes, Bruce & Dotty Allen, Bob & Terri Tiley, Sandy & Dick Suffredini, Eva & Adam Ilnicki, Chuck & Judy Goelz, Greg & Janice Lake, Earl Wanklin, Mike & Karen Kearns, Bill & Evelyn Webb, Pat & Patty Cawthorne, George & Kathy McNichol, Lee & Jerry Keller, Barb & Ernie Feldgus, Chuck Denlinger, Pat & John Hunt, Jaimee & Tom Rippert, Barry & Mike Williams, Donna Bristol & Walt King, Diane & Jim Sanders, Louise Story, Garth Gill & Susan, George & Joyce Bulwinkle, Lew Phillips with Rita Mandik and Kris w/Eric, Sandy & Frank Kern, Linda & Bill Boorse, Liz & Lee Niner, Wolfi & Gudi Fischer, Karen & Ken Chmielewski, and Ray & Faith DeCesare.

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