What an awesome time we had during the third weekend of
November! Our camping group, 19 rigs strong, traveled to
Lakeland to spend time at Sanlan Ranch where we had a very
Our host and hostess for the weekend, George and Sandy
Oakes, had told us months ago they wanted to celebrate a
'First Thanksgiving' and had asked all members to come in
costumes as Pilgrims or Indians for our pot-luck
and Saturday dance. What an interesting array of costumes,
with Indians outnumbering Pilgrims! The pot-luck was a
banquet with all the holiday favorites of our members.
During the dance, prizes were given out with winners in
Back-tracking to earlier Saturday - after our pancake
breakfast and once the board meeting was over - it was time
to meet for the turkey shoot! We had nearly full
member participation with several more prizes given out.
Our two evenings of dancing were well attended and super fun
with our caller, Charlie Pergrossi and cuers Pete and Jan
Sandy and George would like to thank everyone for all the
help they received from everyone: setting up, decorating,
carving, breakfast, the games, etc. It really was a group
effort. They are still amazed and thrilled, they feel all
they had to do was the planning. They want all to know what
a great group 082 is!
Our entire Chapter appreciates everything our host and
hostess did to make our weekend so awesome. It was a lot of
work for them, but this is what they wanted to do and they
really did enjoy doing it all. There was so much more to the
weekend than any of us could have imagined! I'm sure we
all will be talking about it for a long time.