NSDCA Chapter 168
December 27, 2013
December is such a busy time of the year and we kicked it off with an awesome campout at Oklawaha RV Park on December 6 & 7th with some of the most wonderful people.
We had over 60 people & 30 + Rigs all celebrating the Christmas Season with as many as 7 squares up dancing to Bill Chesnut & Ann Hadsall Cueing the rounds with a floor full of round dancers. Many pictures were taken by Tim Hill, Gail LaRue & Joanne Engum. I will have most of those pictures at the campout in January at Oklawaha. I have attached just a few to this email.
Friday night we started with a social boxed dinner followed by square & round dancing.
Gypsy's Square had their installation of new officers with Maxine Thomas (or was it Paxine) presiding over the ceremony. Taking the office of President for the Gypsy’s will be Gail & Gary LaRue, Vice President Ron & Linda Imus, Treasure Jay & Teri Peck, and Secretary Judi Cobett. Appreciation gifts were given out to Joanne Engum and Dale Fredrickson for the many years of service to the Gypsy's.
Gifts where presented to Bill & Mary Chesnut and to Ann Hadsall a big THANK YOU to all.
We started our Saturday morning by heading down to Hog Valley Thrift Center where most of us bought lots of interesting items. Then of course we all lined up with our lawn chairs for the Hog Valley Christmas Parade. For those of you that have not experienced this event it is about ½ mile long Parade with the Hog Valley residence & our very own Miss Piggy (Gail LaRue) hitching a ride on the back of a pick up truck!! Oh and Bill Called a square from the back of his pick up truck while we had 3 squares dancing in the street to start the Parade. It was our 1st experience & hopefully not our last! Hog Valley has 1 bar, 1 Thrift Center, 1 Community Center, 1 Church, 1 small store, 1 restaurant and 1 fire station and it’s 20 miles from Salt Springs to the East or Ocala to the West.
After the Parade we headed back to the Park to have a Hot Dog, Bratwurst Lunch prepared by the Gypsy’s. Karen Gayne taught us how to make Kumihimo bracelets while Bill Chesnut did some advanced workshop. Others got together for a Bridge Card Game Tournament.
Dinner was prepared by Jay & Teri Peck with all the
Gypsy’s pitching in to help. Dinner was awesome. Thanks to
everyone that helped & brought desserts and snacks for both Fri & Sat.
nights. Food was in abundance, if you went away hungry there was
something wrong with you as I gained weight just looking at everything.
We did miss our friends that could not attend this campout & hope you will join us at the next campout in Oklawaha in January.
We had our Square Wheels covered dish dinner on Saturday, December 14 at the Grace Presbyterian Church in Gainesville. Everyone brought their favorite covered dish and again we ate!!!!!
Bill Squared us up & Ann Cued a round dance before we had our gift exchange.
Bob & Barbara Rosenthal, Presidents gave Mary Chesnut, Martha Zimmerman & Marilyn lovely Pointesettia Plants. They also gave Bill & Ann Christmas envelopes. Bob & Barbara also gave Bill a Ceramic Pig & Tee Shirt that says If Pigs Can Fly which represents how Bill & Mary got Married, you must ask Bill about this!
All in all it has been a fantastic Holiday Season & only to get better with Square Dancing at our Clubs & enjoying friends & family. We hope you all have a safe & wonderful Holiday Season.
12/31 NEW YEARS EVE PARTY WITH BILL CHESNUT AT DIXIE SQUARES CITY ISLAND REC. CENTER, 108 E. ORANGE AVE, DAYTONA, FL. THIS WILL BE AN EVENT YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS. JAY & TERI PECK HAVE RIBBONS AVAILABLE. $35.00 PER COUPLE OR $17.50 PER PERSON.
12/31 CELEBRITY SQUARES IS HAVING A NEW YEARS EVE
1/17-1/19/14 JANUARY CAMPOUT OF OKLAWAHA RV PARK:
WE WANT TO KEEP ALL OF OUR FRIENDS THAT WERE UNABLE OUR CAMPOUTS IN YOUR THOUGHTS & PRAYERS & HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL AT OUR NEXT CAMPOUT TOGETHER.
CHRISTMAS CAMPOUT NEWSLETTER
Dale and I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a blessed and bountiful Thanksgiving…..enjoy your turkey but mostly enjoy your family and friends.
Plans for our weekend at Oklawaha on December 6th, 7th and 8th have been finalized. The Christmas outing is hosted by the board as always and we will do our best to make it the greatest campout ever. (of course we only will be out-doing ourselves so it will co-inside with all of the other great ones we have hosted!) The campground does not require you to call ahead for reservations as the sites are on a first come-first served basis. We have reserved 25-30 sites so they ask that you come into the office and register when you arrive. The rally rate remains at $26.73 per night. We do ask though that you contact either Jay and Teri email@example.com 386-672-8677 or me at firstname.lastname@example.org 904-707-0261 to let us know if you are coming so Jay and Teri can rustle up enough of their delicious cuisine for our Saturday evening dinner (thank you Gypsy treasury) and so that we know how to plan all the other “special” things we have in store.
If you have not already done so we will be collecting annual dues at the campout, $30.00 per couple which includes National and Club annual dues. Associate dues are $10.00 per couple annually. We are asking you to bring a dessert and whatever you think will add to the holiday fare while dancing. Here is what we have planned: Friday night we will have a bag lunch social in the hall at 5:00 p.m. Just pack your lunch and come on over. That way we won’t have to worry about weather etc. and we can kick off the weekend with grub and gab.
We are pleased to announce the new board elected at our O’Leno meeting:
A very short Installation ceremony planned by Maxine Thomas will precede the dance at 7:15 Friday evening. Bill will be at his calling best as will Ann cueing rounds between tips. We can pick up the gab once again at our wine and cheese after party.
Here we will be, out in the wilderness and once again we will be treated to a fun Saturday morning just down the road. The annual Hog Valley Christmas Festival and Parade is such fun and word has it our wonderful caller will be squaring us up to partake with the numerous decorated floats and the beautiful “Hog Queen” once again flitting in and out. Girls don’t forget about that fun thrift store shopping, and yes….men are welcome too. Back in time on Saturday to have a Brats and Sauerkraut lunch cooked up after the parade by the board with chips and pickles along with some of the desserts brought in by the club members…..all for the price of $1.00 per person. We will definitely have to participate in the afternoons activities to wear off those calories to make room for some more at our 5:30 feast.
I am inserting the email from Karen Gagne in regard to one of those activities:
Kumihimo is Japanese braiding with multiple strands ... using a simple disc and bobbins. I will assemble a kit of all necessary supplies ... including beads ... for a bracelet. Check out Google for a visual if you did not see me at Oleno ... Cost will be about $20.00 ... Michael's and Joanne's are flooding my mailbox with discounts which I will pass on to you when I get a final assembling of supplies ... I will be available Friday afternoon of the Dec. campout to get any 'eager beavers' started and continue on Sat. around the Hog Valley parade. I learned in an evening workshop ... You too will have a finished KUMIHIMO beauty by Sat. and on your way to producing beautiful Christmas gifts!!! I need a commitment to purchase supplies ... Karen Gagne, 5941 Marville Cr. Port Orange, FL 32127 KGagne@clearwire.net or phone 386-304-4706.We also will have a little workshop, a little line dancing, a little bit of card playing, a little bit of decorating….lots of choices. Dinner is the club's Christmas gift to all of you along with a little “present” in your gift bags at the table….. Thanks Gypsy treasury! We will dance from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday evening. Gypsy weekends are always square dance apparel optional but let’s dress in our holiday finery for this special evening. (Optional of course) Our after party will once again be our famous Chinese Gift Swap, so each person who wishes to get in on the action should bring a gift ($5.00 minimum,). With the board hosting you all are invited to breakfast Sunday morning at 10AM?? (naw, I tried that once before and it didn’t work so see you at 8:30 a.m.) Come see what we have cookin’ as we bid farewell and look forward to the January weekend hosted by the Square Wheels.
Yellow Rocks Joanne and Dale
Saturday, December 7, 2013, is our 7th Annual Hog Valley Christmas
WE WANT TO THANK BILL & MARY CHESNUT AND ALL
CHANGE IS PART OF OUR DAILY LIFE & THROUGH CHANGE WE GROW.
12/7-8TH - GYPSY’S HOST THE CHRISTMAS PARTY WEEKEND AT OKLAWAHA
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