O’Leno Hoedown – Nov. 1, 2, 3, 2012 at O’Leno State Park, High Springs,
was a great success.
The weather was cold and beautiful. We had about 10 squares dancing
and many sitting out visiting.
The callers and cuers were great.
The Saturday evening dinner cooked by Jay & Terri Peck, was fabulous.
The breakfast crew did an outstanding job and the chili, burgers and dogs
were great as well.
We all appreciate the fine cooking.
Everyone pitched in and helped. Thanks, to all for all of your hard
We thank you all for your contributions and your hard work. (Full report @
The next dance on the agenda is The Northeast Fl Fall Festival
Nov 16 & 17 @ Palms Presbyterian Church, 3410 3rd St South, Jacksonville,
The caller is Jack Lewis and the cuer is Joanne Helton.
A lot of campers will be at Hannah Park for the weekend,
the address is 500 Wonderwood Dr, Atlantic Beach 32233,
ph 904-249-4700. The rate is $25.43 per nite.
The Host Hotel is the Hampton Inn Oceanfront in Jacksonville Beach, ph #
PLEASE PAY YOUR DUES BY NOV 30, AS THE MUST BE IN IN TO NATIONAL BY
The rates are as follows:
Renewal for a couple: $32.00 – *with ins
Single: $22.50 – *with ins
Assoc: $10.00 – couple $5 single
*If you are not insured by another club please add $3.00
per person for insurance.
The club pays the balance.
If you are insured by another club, please list that club name on your check
when you send it in.
Please give to Mary Chesnut either at the Fall Festival or mail to her:
P. O. Box 335
Melrose, FL 32666-0335
If you don’t plan to renew please let us know that as well.
Omitted from last newsletter:
New Officers for Square Wheels – Chapter 128
President: Bob & Barbara Rosenthal
Vice President: Ivan & Ann Hadsall
Secretary: Paul & Marilyn Scott
Treasurer: Mary Chesnut
Martha Zimmerman will continue as Wagon Master.
Dec 7 – 9, The Gypsy Squares are hosting a Christmas campout
all that’s needed to make it a success is you’s, with smiles & dancing
Make your reservations at Lake Oklawaha RV Resort in Ft McCoy
352-546-5500, the rally rate is $26.73.
Then, if you did not sign up on the sheet that was out last weekend at
please let Joanne know you are coming (
so we will have an accurate headcount for the Saturday eve dinner,
or call Jay & Teri Peck @ 386-672-8677.
Here’s the plan for the weekend:
bring your own bag meal and eat together in the hall, then the dance kicks
off at 7:30 with Bill calling & Ed cueing.
Wine & cheese (or whatever) social after the dance.
Sat @ noon
Sloppy Joe lunch cooked by Judi Corbett (with John supervising),
served with pickles, chips & some of the desserts brought in by club
all for the price of $1.00 per person.
After lunch Karen Gagne will teach us scarf knitting, she will bring the
Maxine will get us up for line dancing so we can work up an appetite for the
fabulous roast pork dinner @5pm,
prepared by our favorite chefs Jay & Teri.
Dinner is the club’s Christmas gift to you all, along with a little gift in
your bag at the table.
(Please bring desserts, snacks for dinner & dances).
We’ll dance from 7:30 to 9:30,
Gypsy weekends are always square dance apparel optional,
but lets dress in our holiday finery for this special evening (optional of
The dance will be followed by a Chinese Gift Swap,
so get in the action & bring something ($5 minimum, either as a couple or
So Sad, we will miss the Christmas Parade in Hog Valley, it’s the Sat before
on Dec 1st, but the Thrift Store is still open.
The club officers will host a Saturday morning breakfast probably about
8:30am (Joanne would like 10am),
then we’ll bid farewell until the Jan campout here at the same campground,
hosted by the Square Wheels.
SQUARE WHEELS CHRISTMAS PARTY
Dec 15th, @ Grace Presbyterian Church in Gainesville, 3146 NW 13th
St (US 441).
We will plan to eat at 5pm,
Martha will be cooking a turkey & Mary will cook a ham,
please bring your favorite casserole, salads, veggies & desserts.
Plates, tableware, cups, napkins, drinks and rolls will be provided.
Party will follow with a Chinese Gift Exchange ($10 limit on gifts),
you can participate (if you wish) as an individual or a couple.
We will plan to dance after the gift exchange.
Everyone is welcome to come.
Any questions, please call Mary or Bill at 352-475-2550.
New Year’s Eve Dances:
Celebrity Squares /Prestige 55 will have a NYE party & dance in Anthony with
Ken Perez calling & Ed Hauck cueing,
call Walter & Jeanette Cyr for info 352-629-0437.
Bill will be calling @ Whirl & Twirl in Orlando, Jimmy & Carol Griffin will
Dancing & catered dinner - for more info call Bill or Mary
January 18 -20, will find us back at Lake Oklawaha,
let Martha know if you plan to camp, she will make your reservation,
the rally rate is $26.73.
Friday dancing begins at 7:30pm,
Saturday – 5pm covered dish dinner followed by dancing @7:30pm,
Sunday breakfast will be hosted by Bill & Mary Chesnut & Bob & Barbara
More information on this campout will be coming in the Jan newsletter.
Gary & Diane Harrel
Donna & Jerry Robey
Verma Mae Gedman
Lamar & Pat McMillan
Dan & Anna Foust
Mary & John Burzo
Rob & Mary Jo Allan
Ray & Barbara Stiver
Prayers for recouping members: