SQUARE WHEELS AND GYPSY SQUARES JUNE NEWSLETTER
At the present time we have decided that whichever club
hosts the monthly campout will be the one writing the newsletter.
Marilyn did a great job with the April one so hopefully you will enjoy
Writing about such a fantastic “ducky” time at Williston Crossing in May
will be a piece of cake.
We cannot thank Gail and Gary LaRue - committee chairmen and Ron and Linda
Imus - their dedicated co-workers for one of the most fun weekends we have
had in a long time.
(Imus’ had so much fun they volunteered to chair the campout at Williston in
Mark May 16-18 on your calendar so you don’t miss that one!!
The Friday evening “sub and chip” supper was a “ducky”
way to begin the weekend.
It was a byo subs and they made for interesting conversation……”you have THAT
on your sub”….but all were delicious I am told.
Fortunately there was a subway close by but they didn’t serve duck meat
The pavilion was very nice for the evening dance, a cool breeze in addition
to their newly installed ceiling fans (just for us of course).
Ann started off with early rounds and Bill was his usual party mood self,
calling lots of fun tips.
We had 7 couples from clubs in the area join us for the evening (some of
whom were Bills groupies - right Bill?)
Our “ducky” social after party was held in the Gazebo. Our Duckmaster Gail
started the weekend off with a “ducky” quiz at supper, one of the fun games
she planned for every event.
There were ducks everywhere, even duck hats were provided for the committee
members and the officers, callers and cuers.
She thought of everything to keep us reminded that we were having a “ducky”
The weather was a little warm but the golfers took off
for the course Saturday morning,
while most of the others did a little antiquing in town before gathering at
the Ivy House for a delicious lunch and a little gift shopping.
It is a “ducky” place, a must do in Williston.
Saturday afternoon was one of the wettest afternoons many
of us have spent in a while.
The wet t-shirt contest (you will have to ask Gail about that) was followed
by a gun fight
(yes we all came prepared with squirt guns) but the king of the guns was
none other than Ivan Hadsall…..power by the hour Ivan (thanks for the bath -
The next event was the shaving contest.
Now that was really “ducky”, the partners were give bibs and the guys cans
of shaving cream which they proceeded to squirt across the table on their
You know what is coming now…..they used squirt guns to “shave” the cream
off. It was hilarious.
The ducks in the pond followed that event, which was a good swim in their
Such a fun afternoon and it was great that the golfers returned in time to
Prizes were awarded for all of the events, many of us went home with some of
the cutest little ducks…good job duckmaster Gail.
With all of the day’s activities we came to the
pavilion with appetites, easily satisfied with the delicious covered
dishes and a multitude of “ducky” desserts.
Early rounds kicked off the evening, a good job by Ann
and Bill called some really “ducky” tips.
We had visitors from outside the USA who were so fascinated by our dancing
that before long Bill had them out on the floor
and their faces beaming after they finished a teaching and singing tip.
Future foreign dancers we hope.
Our duckmaster Gail even had a game for our after party held once again in
Lots and lots of wine bottle ring tosses, lots and lots of failures, lots
and lots of laughs, lots and lots more of “ducky” fun.
One of the “ducky-ist” things of all was the build your
own breakfast burrito breakfast.
Jay Peck was in the beautiful outdoor kitchen doing his thing of course.
Thanks for the help Jay and Teri and once again thanks to the committee for
such a wonderful, fun “ducky” weekend.
The State Convention found lots of gypsy’s and square
wheels in attendance, dancing, visiting and having a great time.
We have a break for a couple of months, but don’t just rest up, keep those
dancing shoes shined and enjoy your area clubs and special dances.
Mark these dates on your calendar:
62nd National Square Dance Convention in Oklahoma City, June 26-29th, 2013.
56th Annual International NSDCA Camporee, Goshen, Indiana, August 20-22nd,
The Square Wheels will be hosting the next Campout:
August 16-18 Wilderness RV Park
2771 N. E. 102nd Ave. Road, Silver Springs
Old Colby Woods Campground
Hwy 40 E past Silver Springs
After the bridge over the Oklawaha River on your left
$20.50 a night plus tax
Martha will make your reservations.
The GPS Address is 10313 E. Hwy 40, Silver Springs, 34488
Have a wonderful summer and look forward to squaring up
with y’all some time, some place.
Make sure you check out our websites at
www.floridadancing.com/squarewheels (you can click on Gypsy Squares from
our site and yours will come up…good job webmaster Bruce).
128 and 168 are two of the best numbers ever!
Joanne and Dale