Each year the OD Shag Club sponsors several families with elementary school children for Christmas. This year, we had 7 families with 7 children.
I would like to thank all those who helped with the Christmas Kids project for the OD Shag Club this year. Jeannie Brandt, Beth Cornwell and Cindy Day were there for the shopping days for the 7 kids. Jeannie Brandt, Paula Webb, Anita Baldwin, and Joan Bacon helped wrap all the gifts. We were able to get almost everything on the kids’ wish lists so they should have a very Merry Christmas.
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas, too.
This year, our winner has been a member for ten years and jumped into help from the beginning. He has worked the Golf Tournament numerous years, helped the Food Committee, been the Golf Cart Raffle Chairman, sold golf cart tickets every year, sold merchandise, cleaned streets, cleaned the storage building numerous times, and sold thousands of dollars of 50/50 tickets at parties, Oyster Roast and the Fun Run.
This winner has been on the Board of Directors, served as Vice President and President, but you may know him best as our Parade Chairman for many years.
Congratulations to our 2021 Al Cain Award Winner……….Billy Powell.
We want to say THANK YOU to all the members of the club who attended the Christmas party on December 6, 2021. Your participation and interaction with the residents was phenomenal. The smiles on the faces of the residents and their participation in the play and sing a longs was truly a joy to see. You displayed the true meaning of Christmas to these folks by your enthusiasm and support for the event. Without you, it wouldn’t have happened.
A special thanks to Gracie and Connor, our junior dancers, who were a huge hit with the residents! A big thank you also to our own Bill Anderson, DJ for the evening who helped move things along smoothly, our photographers, Kay & Mark Hughes, and Bill and Diane Millman (Santa and his lovely helper). We also want to thank Diane Millman, along with Connie Livingston, for creating and teaching the “Elf Dance”. It was a huge hit with the residents and just a whole lot of fun to do.
Again, we want to thank each and every one of you for making this evening a success and putting a smile on several faces during this special time of year. We wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year.
Photos by Kay Hughes
The NMB Christmas parade was held on Saturday, December 4th and the OD Shag Club was certainly a part of the entertainment. Buddy (Bill Millman) and his favorite elf (Diane Millman) led our entry and they had a lot of elves walking with them to throw out beads.
We were extremely popular with the children. You could hear as murmur in the crowd of kids as the banner went by with “They have Beads!!!” We had great golf carts all shining in the dark with fantastic lights!
A special thank you to John Barringer and Nancy Sook for signing everyone in and handing out the beads.
Also, special mention to Mark Adcock who took his Model T (from the 2019 SOS parade) and turned it into a 1917 Ford Truck pulling a trailer. Great way to recycle Mark!
Photos by Kay Hughes