Hitch 'N' Go  #082
Kissimmee, FL

January 2009


Our Chapter's latest square dance/camping excursion took place at Olde Mill Stream RV Resort in Umatilla, FL the 4th weekend of January, 2009. We had a gorgeous weekend albeit quite nippy! Six rigs arrived Thursday. One couple had been past members and we all were delighted to see them again. After much socializing, four couples ventured to the Mason Jar restaurant for their evening nourishment. Before returning to the warmth of our coaches, we met at the campground hall for a few rounds of card bingo.

Throughout the day Friday more coaches pulled in - a total of 16 member couples plus three guest couples from Chapter 018 along with one couple from Chapter 080. Time was spent preparing the hall for our evening casual dance along with preparing for Saturday's activities. Some folks dined at the Mason Jar while others headed to Pizza Hut for their evening repast.
Friday evening, our caller, Charlie Pergrossi,  provided music for rounds and after calling a fun-filled evening of square dancing, surprised us by calling a hot hash tip. Great job, Charlie, that was certainly enjoyed by the dancers! We also enjoyed meeting Sarah and Charlie's daughter along with her two young adorable, delightful children. 
Saturday found the members very busy. We started a Chinese auction while having a white elephant and bake sale. For the Chinese auction our past presidents donated several baskets full of goodies. Soon it was time for our regular auction which is always a fun-filled event.
The Chapter's officers planned and prepared (along with welcome help from other club members) the evening potluck dinner. Ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, rolls, salad and a cake to celebrate the 34th Anniversary of our Hitch 'n Go 082 Chapter. After dinner, our in-coming  President, on behalf of all our members, presented our past Presidents with a gift for their service to the chapter. 
Saturday night early rounds by Jan and Pete Shankle were earlier than usual as we had installation of officers before the square dancing began. New Officers are: President: Phil/Deanna Sortore; Vice President: Jim/Laureen Kelly; Secretary: Tom/Jeanne Hartwig; Treasurer: Tom/Eivor Brown.  A surprise announcement was made during the dance that our President and Vice President would be preparing ham and pancakes Sunday morning before our departure! A wine and cheese after-party followed Saturday's dancing.

Jeanne Hartwig,

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