Fort Worth's Holiday Celebration at the Colonial Country Club

Fort Worth's Holiday Celebration at the Colonial Country Club

Fort Worth
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 6:30pm
Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Section's 2016 Holiday Dinner-Dance was held at Fort Worth’s famous Colonial Country Club.  Arriving members were welcomed with an hors d’oeuvres reception, giving everyone a chance to catch up and get to know new folks. 

We sat down to a nice 3-course dinner, which featured a Duet of Filet Mignon and Sea Bass as the main course.  After dinner, we declared Fred and Peggy Hekking Members of the Year, for their contributions to the club and their continuous participation.  We also took the opportunity to honor our President, Larry Vaughn, for twelve years of exemplary service.  Larry will not be rejoining the section’s leadership team in 2017 so that he can spend more time with his growing grandchildren.

After acknowledging the contributions of these special people, it was time to play the Christmas Tree Snowball Toss, which involved earning points by tossing a Velcro “snowball” so it would stick to strategic places on a felt Christmas Tree.  Teams were formed whose members each took a toss.  The three teams with the most points won prizes for each team member.   The proud winners were:

    1st Place:   Team E - Glenn Nolasco, Linda Dooley, Mike Armstrong, Lois Parrott, and Ernest Borroel.  Each member won a Fort Worth Section folding lawn chair, with storage pouch.

    2nd Place:  Team J - Peggy Hekking, Mike Dougherty, Judi Patz, Dianna Radspinner and Bruce Parrott.  Each member won a “Big Larry” magnetic work light.  Powerful magnet and super bright.

    3rd Place:  Team H  - Paul Deeley, Nipat Attavit, Nicky Branville, Fred Hekking and Lynda Reier.  Each member won a classic Mercedes-Benz “Customer Service” wall thermometer.

The rest of the evening was spent on the dance floor to the beat of music selections played by our DJs, Wen & Lily Grio.  Special thanks to Kris Ikejiri, whose photos captured the spirit of this event.


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