Square Wheels
Chapter 128

December 2013

December 27, 2013
 
MERRY CHRISTMAS
HAPPY NEW YEAR

December is such a busy time of the year and we kicked it off with an awesome campout at Oklawaha RV Park on December 6 & 7th with some of the most wonderful people.

We had over 60 people & 30 + Rigs all celebrating the Christmas Season with as many as 7 squares up dancing to Bill Chesnut & Ann Hadsall Cueing the rounds with a floor full of round dancers.  Many pictures were taken by Tim Hill, Gail LaRue & Joanne Engum.  I will have most of those pictures at the campout in January at Oklawaha.  I have attached just a few to this email.

Friday night we started with a social boxed dinner followed by square & round dancing.

Gypsy's Square had their installation of new officers with Maxine Thomas (or was it Paxine) presiding over the ceremony.  Taking the office of President for the Gypsy’s will be Gail & Gary LaRue, Vice President Ron & Linda Imus, Treasure Jay & Teri Peck, and Secretary Judi Cobett.  Appreciation gifts were given out to Joanne Engum and Dale Fredrickson for the many years of service to the Gypsy's. 

Gifts where presented to Bill & Mary Chesnut and to Ann Hadsall a big  THANK YOU to all.

We started our Saturday morning by heading down to Hog Valley Thrift Center where most of us bought lots of interesting items.  Then of course we all lined up with our lawn chairs for the Hog Valley Christmas Parade.  For those of you that have not experienced this event it is about ½ mile long Parade with the Hog Valley residence & our very own Miss Piggy (Gail LaRue) hitching a ride on the back of a pick up truck!! Oh and Bill Called a square from the back of his pick up truck while we had 3 squares dancing in the street to start the Parade.   It was our 1st experience & hopefully not our last!  Hog Valley has  1 bar, 1 Thrift Center, 1 Community Center, 1 Church, 1 small store, 1 restaurant and 1 fire station and it’s 20 miles from Salt Springs to the East or Ocala to the West. 

After the Parade we headed back to the Park to have a Hot Dog, Bratwurst Lunch prepared by the Gypsy’s.  Karen Gayne taught us how to make Kumihimo bracelets while Bill Chesnut did some advanced workshop.  Others got together for a Bridge Card Game Tournament. 

Dinner was prepared by Jay & Teri Peck with all the Gypsy’s pitching in to help.  Dinner was awesome.  Thanks to everyone that helped & brought desserts and snacks for both Fri & Sat. nights.  Food was in abundance, if you went away hungry there was something wrong with you as I gained weight just looking at everything.
The gift exchange after the dance on Saturday night was so much fun.  Someone took my Wine from me, so I wined all night!! 

We did miss our friends that could not attend this campout & hope you will join us at the next campout in Oklawaha in January.

We had our Square Wheels covered dish dinner on Saturday, December 14 at the Grace Presbyterian Church in Gainesville.  Everyone brought their favorite covered dish and again we ate!!!!!

Bill Squared us up & Ann Cued a round dance before we had our gift exchange.

Bob & Barbara Rosenthal, Presidents gave Mary Chesnut, Martha Zimmerman & Marilyn lovely Pointesettia Plants.  They also gave Bill & Ann Christmas envelopes.  Bob & Barbara also gave Bill a Ceramic Pig & Tee Shirt that says If  Pigs Can Fly which represents how Bill & Mary got Married, you must ask Bill about this!

All in all it has been a fantastic Holiday Season & only to get better with Square Dancing at our Clubs & enjoying friends & family.  We hope you all have a safe & wonderful Holiday Season. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

12/31  NEW YEARS EVE PARTY WITH BILL CHESNUT AT DIXIE SQUARES       CITY ISLAND REC. CENTER, 108 E. ORANGE AVE, DAYTONA, FL.  THIS WILL BE AN EVENT YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS.  JAY & TERI PECK HAVE RIBBONS AVAILABLE.  $35.00 PER COUPLE OR $17.50 PER PERSON.

12/31  CELEBRITY SQUARES IS HAVING A NEW YEARS EVE DANCE 
You can contact Walter Cry for details.

1/17-1/19/14  JANUARY CAMPOUT OF OKLAWAHA RV PARK: 
FRIDAY NIGHT BOXED LUNCH SOCIAL AND SATURDAY LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.  COVERED DISH DINNER SATURDAY NIGHT.

WE WANT TO KEEP ALL OF OUR FRIENDS THAT WERE UNABLE OUR CAMPOUTS IN YOUR THOUGHTS & PRAYERS & HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL AT OUR NEXT CAMPOUT TOGETHER.


PRESIDENTS SECRETARY
BOB & BARBARA ROSENTHAL   MARILYN & PAUL SCOTT
386-365-7136   904-264-9392
     
VICE PRESIDENTS PAST PRESIDENTS
IVAN & ANN HADSALL   TOM & PAT HERSCHA
386-965-9790   904-406-0275
     
TREASURER
MARY CHESNUT

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