The weather was excellent for our Christmas Party, which is really saying something this winter. No ice, no snow, no minus degree temperatures. It was a sunny, 40 degree day. Tom even decorated Clipper (our TD) and drove him over to the Woodside Lodge earlier in the day (with the lights on the car). I think he might’ve used about 100 pinch clips to fasten the lights to the car, so I thought it’d be a pretty safe bet to drive the car without losing any lights. I was right. Clipper looked pretty good parked on the side of the lodge, welcoming all the guests to the party that evening.
Not only Clipper looked good, but all who attended the party looked very nice and festive for the evening. We enjoyed lots of catching up with old and new friends, while enjoying drinks and hors d’ouerves. This is also the time our raffle ticket sellers do their stuff. Terri Tiley had her raffle prizes nicely displayed on a table for all to see. The prizes were terrific, as usual, and I’m sure everyone else agreed because we sold lots of tickets – so we have lots of money towards next year’s raffle prizes. Where Terri comes up with these items is a mystery to me. I would’ve loved that Union Jack trash can and toilet seat for our Redneck bathroom!
By about 7:00, the buffet dinner was served and, after everyone had their fill, the program began. Tom and Dick each had a few words to say, then Barre Williams presented his traditional “Founder's Award” mugs to two deserving members of the DVC. This year Terri Tiley and Chuck Denlinger were the recipients of these mugs. I could tell they were very surprised and very happy to receive these beautiful pewter mugs.
Then onto the raffle. Tom, Dick and Ben Nolan did a great job of moving it along quickly this year. Believe me there are lots of prizes, and I hope that each of you won something.
Some more socializing after the raffle till everyone bid farewell for the evening. We had 57 attendees this year, so I’m not going to list everyone’s name. It was nice to see some new members, some old members we haven’t seen in a while, and the members we see on a regular basis.
We’d like to thank everyone who helped make this year’s Christmas party a huge success.
We hope each and every one of you had a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in 2014 at our DVC events. Check out the tentative calendar of events on the DVC webpage. Night at the movies is coming up soon, can’t wait!
Jaimee & Tom