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As you know, the ODSC is playing Santa Claus for 8 elementary children. Karen Young, Cindy Day, Etta Allen and Cassy Shumway went shopping (using a discount from Cindy) and we were able to buy shoes, coats, at least one outfit for each child along with some of the toys on their wish list. Some of the items on the wish list included tablets, MP3 players, Scrabble games, Monopoly games and a bicycle. This was all funded by the ODSC with one exception. Many thanks to the 5th Avenue gang (Bill and Joan Bacon, Jerry and Linda Harrell, Charles and Brenda McCarthy, Gary & Kathy Wilson, Phil & Brenda Tomlinson, Gene & Paula Bradshaw, Bill & Vickie Walters, Terry & Debbie Holmes) for purchasing the bicycle, helmet, lock and bicycle pump for one of our children.
Last night at our party, our members brought dry food for our families. These 8 children are from 8 different families and have a total of 39 people in the families. Many thanks and congratulations to the ODSC. We boxed up 44 boxes of food for these families this morning. Many thanks to all my elves who helped separate and box up the food this morning. The elves are: Jim Queen, Lou Martino, Sonny Tomberlin, Brian Morrison, Sandy Cummings, Rich and Karen Young, Tim & Paula Webb, Joe & Beth Cornwell, Rick & Lynne Clawson and Billy Powell.
Also, you contributed $378 in cash at the party last night to buy ham or turkeys. I am happy to report that with your very generous donations, Billy and I went to Bi-Lo on Main Street and purchased the following for each family:
– Smithfield Ham
– Turkey 10 – 12 lb.
– 10lb. Potatoes
– Bag of Onions
– Bag of Apples
– Bag of Tangerines
– Jar of Nuts
– Hot Cocoa
– Turkey Bag (have to have something to bake in)
Bi-Lo also gave us a 10% discount. Many thanks to them. We will be delivering all the food to the school tomorrow for pickup by the families.
Once again, thank you so much for being such a generous club and helping those who could use a little help in this season of love.
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The ODSC had a wonderful party celebrating Christmas on December 17th at Fat Harold’s. Donnie and Wendy Schultz and their helpers which included Bob Miller, Tim Shumway, and Cassy Shumway really outdid themselves with our meal. The prime rib was delicious along with the vegetables and dessert. Many thanks to our Food Committee for all their hard work in 2016.
Jimmy Buffkin was our DJ and he did a fantastic job! Our Dance team did an exhibition for the club and they were great and very entertaining. Gary Lowder also performed for the club singing several Christmas songs and led us in enjoying the season.
Our Christmas party is a time to thank all of our Committee Chairs for all the hard work they have done during the year. Listed below are our chairmen and a little something about what they accomplished this year.
Dance Lessons: Sonny & Tina TomberlinTaught beginner lessons for 24 weeks
Food: Donnie & Wendy SchultzFeed over 2,830 people in 2016
Advertising: Dolly McDermott Raised over $1,600 in adv. Income
Oyster Roast: Donnie Schultz Bushels and Bushels of Oysters
Parade: Wendy Schultz 3 parades, 1st place in SOS, 2nd Christmas
Dance Team: Lou Martino Performed 11 events
Poker Run Donnie & Wendy Schultznet proceeds of $1,700 to Jr. Shaggers
Clean Sweep: Bill & Joan Bacon 3 Clean Sweep events
Tim & Paula Webb Collected 120 bags of garbage
Entertainment: Kathy McCoy Jrs. dancing, several local singing artist
Fun Monday: Lou Garrenton Sold over 100 Fun Monday tickets
Golf Tournament: Geoff Girling, Ken Meyer With the net proceeds of the tournament,
Rich & Karen Young we donated over $8000 this year
Hospitality: Cindy Day Signed in over 2,600 people to our events
MB Manor: Joe Ferlauto 2 events to entertain residents.
Membership: Linda Morrison Signed up over 740 members
Newsletter: Sandy Cummings Communicated with our no e-mail members
Cruise to Nowhere & Bus to Somewhere: Bill & Joan Bacon Made all the arrangements for these events
Photography: Lou MartinoTook thousands of pictures
Communication: Faye Chowning Sent out many, many emails to our members
Ways & Means: Cathy Jamiolkowski & Connie Livingston Sold over $10,000 in merchandise & $4,200 in 50/50 tickets
Webmaster: Lou Martino Kept our website up to date, added yearbook and many other new things
Our members brought food and donated cash to buy hams and turkey for the 8 families which we are sponsoring this year. We will be delivering a ham and turkey to each family along with 52 boxes of food which was divided by families. Thank you to everyone that participated and opened your heart and wallet to make this happen.
Merry Christmas to everyone!
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On Monday, December 5th, the members of the OD Shag Club along with several “celebrities” entertained the residents of the Myrtle Beach Manor.
Our own local celebrity and top recording artist/DJ, Paul Craver started the evening off by singing several songs including several of the resident’s favorite Christmas tunes. He is always loved and very welcomed and a great way to get the party started.
The pace picked up when the Jr Shaggers came to showcase their dancing by JP Stevenson and his partner, Hanna dancing and burning up the floor to a great Christmas Shag song. John Barringer proceeded on the floor with a walker, however, pushed it aside to dance with Jr, Lizzie Batten and showed that “Seniors” can keep up with the “Juniors”. Great Job you two! Also, keeping with that theme, Joe Ferlauto, holding his back walking to his partner, Riley Edgewood, kept up the pace to another Christmas song as well. Old…not in this club!
Next our own Dance Demo Team entertained the residents and they danced to 2 songs. Then Lou Martino had his hands full as he danced with Nancy Sook, Diane Tindall, Connie Livingston, and Cathy Jamiolkowski all at the same time. Great performance from them as they showed some fancy footwork together.
National Dance Champions winning the Masters Division 2010 Earl and Beverly Robinson were so smooth on the floor as they danced and show the residents another side to the shag dance. Smooth so very smooth!
The Ladies of the OD Shag Club distributed and pinned beautiful brooches for the ladies of the manor.
Another celebrity was introduced and the residents had big smiles on their faces as the one and only Elvis came and sang several of his songs and gave out beads to the ladies (and some of the men too).
Pro Shaggers National Champions Bill Seymour and Sheila Blazer entertained the crowd by showing off their dancing and why they were named champions.
A surprise visit by two more celebrities- the mouse kind: as Mickey and Minnie Mouse came and said hello to each and every resident there.
Elvis returned and sang several Christmas carols, including “Here comes Santa Claus” as Santa “Ho Ho Ho’d” his way into the room, followed by his pretty Christmas elf playing her Sleigh Bells and you should have seen the excitement in the eyes of all the residents!
Santa was helped by the OD Shag Club members to give out poinsettias and gift bags as a token of remembrance from the club as we sang Christmas carols and mingled with each resident. The evening wound down to the tunes of “White Christmas” and “Silent Night” and then closed to “God Bless America” as we said our goodbyes to the residents.
Thank you to so many of the OD Shag Club members who took time of the their busy schedules to come and share this little bit of “merriment” with them. As we all know, it is we who gets the reward from it as we see the look in their eyes and the smiles on their faces to the delight that they feel. So, a big THANK YOU to you ALL!
Many thanks to Joe Ferlauto who for many years has been instrumently in arranging all the talent and activities of this annual event and he will be greatly missed. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES JOE!!
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With Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse leading the ODSC, the parade was ON! The ODSC with 19 golf carts and 78 people participating took 2nd place in the NMB Christmas parade on Saturday, December 3rd.
The golf carts were amazing! It was magical! Horses from SOS became Reindeer overnight! Snowmen were blazing in the night! Penguins were running loose! And I think Grandma got run over by a reindeer. Please check out all the pictures. The skill and imagination of our club members is second to none!
Many thanks to everyone that participated and much appreciation to Wendy Schultz for being our Parade Chairman in 2016. Thank you, Wendy, for all the time and effort it takes to pulling 3 parades together for the ODSC!