A fabulous 4th weekend of February was enjoyed by
our members and guests at the Sunshine Travel RV Park in Vero Beach.
By Friday afternoon, we had 14 member rigs and one guest couple in
attendance. Caller Sonny McCartney and his wife Judy camped and joined
in with our activities. Quite a few arrived Thursday and we had 22 persons
dining at Capt. Hiram's while enjoying an awesome view of the Indian River.
Host and hostess for the weekend were Ace and Ann Taylor. They did an
outstanding job. They had help from many members, especially Phil and Deanna
Sortore with setting up the hall along with Phil helping with pancakes. Jim
Kelly brought in his refrigerator/freezer for use as there were no kitchen
facilities at the campground.
Our Presidents Al and Mary Teschner were unable to attend this camp-out due
to illness; our Vice President John Ruppel did a super job holding onto the
reins and keeping us in line!
Although Valentine's Day had passed, the theme for the weekend was:
'Valentine's Day (plus a week)'. The scheduled game to be played Saturday
afternoon was: 'Identify our 082 young lovers'. Couples were asked to write
a short paragraph describing how they met. Participation was voluntary,
however, many members took part. After all the narratives were read, the
attendees tried to match the couples with the narratives. Deanna Sortore did
a great job, getting 7 correct; Laureen Kelly and Eivor Brown each had 6
correct....and their prizes: Valentine candy!
But before that activity began, we all were treated to an ice cream
social, served up by the Taylors along with help from Phil Sortore. Plenty
of ice cream and toppings for all. And of course, once again, those
activities included much laughter and fun all around. It was nice to see Bob
and Terry Danza, who stopped by to visit.
On Friday our member Roger Tipps came by and visited for a few hours with
folks as they all sat under the park's giant umbrella located near the pool.
During our pot-luck on Saturday, Sharon Cormier handed out to members our
new 2013 member directories. Our grateful thanks to her. Some of the fellows
went golfing on Friday morning; the golf buddy was given to Ray Nofsinger.
Our Friday and Saturday dances were high energy fun. We had 4 squares on the
floor most tips. We had guests visit who reside at the campground. Several
were both square and round dancers and quite a number of residents stopped
by to observe. At the Saturday dance, our caller, Ron Reardon, asked our
members to find a visitor and get them on the dance floor where he proceeded
to introduce them to our square dance activity. From the smiles and the
laughter, everyone could see they were enjoying themselves.
It was great to walk into the hall and see Joanne Helton on the stage cueing
rounds for us. She cued a wide variety of fun rounds. Her husband Ken was
there and he was able to round dance for part of the evening. It also
was fun squaring up with them.
Check out: 'See us in action' on this website for photos of the weekend.
February 26, 2013