Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Strathmere Christmas Party Photos

To All Strathmere and Whale Beach Homeowners and Visitors,
On Saturday, we had almost 200 people attend the Community Christmas Party at the Deauville.
As you know, the Firehouse cannot safely accommodate a crowd of this size – thus the change in location.
Co-sponsors of the party were the SIA and the Strathmere Volunteer Fire Company. In addition, The Citizens for Strathmere and Whale Beach made a very large contribution which allowed us to keep the party a “free” event for one more year.
We’ll apologize up front for some “red-eye” problems with the pictures, and corrections that perhaps were worse...
The evening began with folks cashing in their drink tickets at the bar...
Herb Hollinger took a moment to be a square dance “caller” for a young dancer.
Go, Grace, go!

Then the Fire Company honored two of their long-time members.
First, Herb introduced Ted Bamford

Both a plaque and a banner were presented to Ted.

Next to be honored was the late Al “Higgy” Higginbotham.
Presentations by Ella Diamond were made to Kay Higginbotham.

Kay thanked the Fire Company and the Strathmere community.

Then, it’s time for a great dinner presented by the Deauville.

And a super choice of desserts provided by attendees!
Then, it was time for Santa!
After dinner, Santa arrived to the delight of the youngsters (and many oldsters!).

Finally, Santa poses with his elves, Lyn and Donna.
This is a good time to give special thanks to Donna Diefenderfer, who put in an enormous amount of time handling all of the ticket requests and all of the requests for gifts from Santa. Thanks, Donna!

Then, your faithful correspondent and photographer gets into the act!

The 50-50 drawing was won by Rosemarie Whelan

Our very sincere thanks to Lynda Brown and Ed Scanlon, for the wonderful job the Deauville and their staff did in putting on the party. 

The food, music and service were all outstanding!
Thanks to all who attended – a good time was had by everyone!
And thanks very much for your continuing support of the Strathmere Improvement Association!
Linda Bateman
Elaine Holsomback
Donna Diefenderfer
Rosemarie Whelan
Ken Weaver

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