Memorial Day Celebration
RED TEAM RULES!
Were you there? Did you see them? The Red Team
ruled the games! Our event started with the
Pledge of Allegiance as told by Red Skelton.
When we all said the Pledge, it sounded more
meaningful than it had in a long time. While we
dined, we heard some very interesting facts
about the origin and history of Memorial Day.
The attendees shared some fabulous dishes that
were enjoyed by all. Seconds and thirds
abounded. The wings from Beef O’Brady’s and the
Publix subs filled us to the brim. When you can
hear a pin drop during dinner, you know the eats
were great. As always, our extras were shared
with the Fire Department to thank them for being
there whenever we need them.
As was done last year, there were several games
played to keep the activity at a high and the
laughs rolling in. The three teams, Red, Blue
and Green squared off for a fight to the finish
and bragging rights until next Memorial Day.
With a couple of very close games, the title
finally went to the RED TEAM! Whether you were
a player or a cheerleader, you had a role in the
activity. There are already rumbles about “wait
‘til next year!”
A special thank you to all the men and women who
gave their lives so we could live in such a
wonderful, free country.
Summer Fun Gator
And they’re off… the gators were running and
keeping our crowds quite entertained this
summer. We had 6 “celebrity gators” at our
events: Miss Alli-gator - the only female in the
swamp- she kept them chasing her all season;
Wally-gator- was the “senior” of the swamp and
left them all behind more times than not: Navi-gator
– knew his way round and them led them to the
finish line several times; Fumi-gator – “let
out” his secret weapon whenever he got the lead;
Insta-gator – would start a little trouble, get
everyone going, then take off on them; and of
course Uni-gator – who would calm everyone and
then take off like lightening.
Truth be told, it was often hard to decide where
to watch, the gators in action or the cheering
crowds. Everyone seemed to enjoy making their
guesses were rewarded accordingly. Many have
asked us to do this once a month from October
through March. Guess we’ll see
as we were to go on the Father’s Day Pirate Cruise, Mother
Nature dropped anchor on us! In addition, she dropped so
much rain we were flooded in- in the restaurant we all met
at before we took off.
Summer Fun tradition, NOTHING STOPS A GOOD TIME! Our group
enjoyed a fantastic meal, good conversation and plenty of
laughs at the “Parrot Cay” restaurant dockside. Yes we were
rained out, but none the less, we still had a fun time.
of July Summer Fun Celebration was such a mystery. As a
matter of fact, it was a Mystery Dinner Party.
grillin’, chillin’ and killin’.
our amazing Summer Fun volunteers created a truly memorable
party. Our volunteers were characters in an “on he spot”
murder mystery. Each character was given a suggested
costume for the party. As usual- they were absolutely
fabulous. There were 3 acts to our dinner mystery. For
each act the characters were given clues and information to
share with everyone as they roamed the entire room. The
challenge was- they didn’t get to see the information until
the last minute, right there in front of everyone. They
didn’t even know if they were going to be the murderer or
the victim until the last act. Our guests were the
investigators and needed to help solve the mystery. Out of
approximately 100 attendees we had 11 top notch detectives
solve the murder correctly. Jerry White, playing Corey
Melon, the Canine Behavior Specialist, was our victim,
murdered by Sunny Sundo playing Omari Shady, the Make-up
good friends, good times, laughter and fun for all= another
Summer Fun Success!