Our members met up for our 4th weekend of April at Theme World in Davenport,
FL. Early arrivals on Thursday, April 23rd, spent the day relaxing until
they departed for dinner at Cracker Barrel. Before retiring for the
evening, they gathered in front of Kellys' outdoor TV, cheering on their
By late Friday afternoon, 19 rigs were set up. Three couples were
guests visiting from NSDCA's Chapter 018. Another couple, visiting us for
the first time, had belonged to Chapter 082 over 20 years ago. Before the
weekend was over, they became members again. A warm welcome to Steve and
Friday's dinner was another 'new, different' outing for all of
us. Most of our couples ventured over to Ci Ci's Pizza - we just about took
over the entire restaurant! We had fun with the clown, having him sing
'Happy Birthday' to several of our folks.
Our weekend was hosted by Phil/Deanna Sortore and Jim/Laureen Kelly.
They certainly planned an entertaining time for us. We had a 'crazy sock'
dance Friday night. Imaginations went wild! Judging was held and prizes were
given out. Our hosts served up root beer floats/ice cream sundaes at the
Saturday morning, bright and early, our hosts started up their
grills, preparing French toast and hash browns for breakfast. After our
board meeting, 5 of the men went golfing. Some of our members went off on
'field trips', several played games and before we knew it, it was time for
our potluck dinner. We were once again delighted to see Jan and Pete Shankle
arrive in time to dine with us.
Our two evenings of dancing had us kicking up our heels with our
caller, Charlie Pergrossi; he certainly kept us entertained. It was great to
see four squares dancing out there on the floor!