RV Park in Davenport, FL was the setting for our 4th weekend square
dance/camping outing in April. The weekend was hosted by Jim/Laureen Kelly
and Phil/Deanna Sortore.
There were 14 rigs in attendance plus we had a guest couple. It is always
nice to see Harvey and Diane, friends of the Kellys; we enjoyed their visit
Our Chapter had many accomplishments this month. First, for one of our
sporting events (bean bag toss) at our July International Camporee in
Orlando, we were responsible for making new boards and bean bags. So, the
men worked on and completed the boards and the women worked together
stuffing and doing the final sewing of the bean bags.
Thanks to Phil Sortore for engineering the board project and thanks to Eivor
Brown for all her work measuring, cutting, and initial sewing of the bags,
along with supplying materials. The men accomplished their project in short
order and with 12 women gathered, we accomplished stuffing and sewing 48
bean bags in about an hour. There was plenty of talking and laughing going
on at the same time!
Our Vice Presidents accomplished filling up our schedule for 2011 with
various campgrounds. Our activities chairperson accomplished filling her
schedule for 2011 with volunteers to host the weekends.
Our Chapter Representative is accomplishing her task, selling ribbons and
raffle tickets for the July International Camporee and also for the October
State Camporee to be held in Bushnell, FL.
With the beautiful weather, we were able to enjoy our Saturday pancake
breakfast outdoors. Several of us enjoyed riding with Bill Nimmons on his
Our two nights of dancing with our caller, Charlie Pergrossi and cuers Pete
and Jan Shankle, were as usual filled with laughter and good times. Pete and
Jan were presented with their Hitch 'n Go honorary lifetime member badges.
It was great to see the Whittens back out on the dance floor...and the
Fourniers, too, for a short time!
I have now accomplished writing this article!