Saturday, December 24, 2016

All Things Christmas

It has been a festive couple of weeks leading up to Christmas. The Children's Play this year was "Christmas in Bethlehem Gulch" and all the kids on the island participate in the production. The behind the scenes work for the adults, along with the kids, is an enormous endeavor. Thanks Nancy for the photos...

Then it was time for the long awaited sailing club holiday dinner that Dave and I were in charge of. 60 people is the perfect number for accommodating everyone at tables and getting up to the buffet tables while the food was hot. A turkey with stuffing, two huge prime ribs, and two overflowing pans of lamb chops were brought in from the Abaco Inn, along with another member who traditionally bakes a ham. Everyone else attending brought delicious side dishes, appetizers, and desserts. Everything went off without a hitch and we've had rave reviews.

The highlight of the season was the second annual Christmas in the Village fundraiser for the new community center, that you read about us helping with previously. What a transformation from an empty ballfield to a magical village. There was food galore, vendors selling gifts, and lots of games for the kids.

 There was even a challenging mini-golf  course set up by two of our club members that are avid golfers. Thanks again to Nancy for this photo.

How about guessing how many gallon jugs it took to make this igloo? 

Of course the center of all the action is the ice skating rink.

Carolers walked through Hope Town and ended up at the village, and one night the junior junkanoo band did a walk through. Santa came to town on the last night of this three night event. It's the tropics so he naturally wears sandals! Thanks Art for this photo.

There was also a drone photo shoot on the beach for a community Christmas card that we went to. Unfortunately somehow we got cut out of the photo. Our friends from home,  Terri, Ken, and Noah brought T-shirts for us all to wear, so what a bummer we didn't make it in the photo. They have been a huge hit though. Thank you Marcia for this photo...

Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you enjoy the holidays.

1 comment:

  1. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    -Tim Bopp