The Christmas Party
December 15, 1973
Seventy people showed up for this years greeting to Santa Claus, but not before dining on a sumptuous dinner.
A beautiful tree brought in by the Dick Moffitts was decorated by Merle Traudt and two apprentices, Connie Myers and Dave Barkely. It was one of the best decorated trees we have seen in a long time.
Duchess Cox gave us a rendition on the flute, followed by a reading by Sue Riemer. We were treated by the Moffitt foursome, three violins and a viola and guitar music by Ronnie Leland, all of which was exceptionally good. Tori Edwards with Dorothy Medill at the piano gave a short song. Then Duchess Cox came back on the flute with audience singing, which was interrupted by arrival of Santa grunting and groaning under a heavy load. In a sack, not inside. With the help of several more than willing little helpers gifts were handed out.
To wind up a wonderful evening Dave Zevenbergen playing the piano and the entire audience singing several songs were sung, which made for a wonderful ending for a 1973 Christmas Party.
Barbara Hasek’s two grandchildren were to make an appearance singing, which they had been practicing for some time but, because of severe colds could not make an appearance, much to our loss.