Our Chapter's third weekend of May outing took place at Sanlan Ranch in
Lakeland. Tom/Jeanne Hartwig and Lee/Joyce Whitten were hosts/hostesses. We
had eleven couples camping.
The weather was beautiful with just a slight downpour on Saturday
afternoon, of course while some of the men were golfing. We were fortunate
to have the large hall in which to enjoy all our activities. Friday night
found us there enjoying Charlie Pergrossi's calling and he also served up
some round dancing music.
Saturday morning's breakfast was continental with muffins, danish and fruit
cocktail. Plan A was for us to use the hall - we almost had to go to Plan B
(eating outside) when we discovered the doors still locked and no one around
to unlock them! Our hero of the day, Tom Hartwig, checked all the windows,
found one unlocked and crawled through! Good thing, since all our supplies
were in the building!
On Saturday afternoon, we enjoyed a brief visit with our former caller and
his wife, Ron and Sue Reardon along with their grandson, Aaron. Charlie once
again conducted a workshop on Saturday afternoon infusing us with his square
Jan and Pete Shankle were in great form cueing rounds for us on Saturday
night. We had guests stop by: Don and Ann Slocum along with Penny Green and
We had a surprise waiting for two of our couples, Lee/Joyce Whitten and
Bill/Jeanette Riley - both couples celebrating 50th Wedding Anniversaries in
June - we presented them with a cake that was not only lovely with gold
roses, ribbons and tiny white wedding bells, but also very tasty.
A big thank-you to George and Sandy Oakes for loaning us their 3 foot Uncle
Sam for displaying at the dance. An extra huge thank-you to everyone of our
chapter members for their help and support in all their many ways to make
this another successful 082 square dance/camping get-together.
June, July, August will find us camping socially with no dancing but surely
there will be news to report nonetheless; then we will be back to
square/round dancing once again the 4th weekend of September where you can
visit and dance with us at Floridian RV Resort in St. Cloud, FL.