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Cherrywood Democrats to host leaders at Christmas party

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By Nancy Archer

The Cherrywood Democrats have invited Commissioner Barbara Fitos, 200 Coalition president Pat Gabriel, columnist Nancy Archer and her husband Frank, and activities director Geri Waltrouse to the annual Christmas party Friday, Dec. 19.

Members, bring your spouse or significant other and let Harriet Scarpino know what dish you plan to bring. Additionally, remember your grab bag item ($5 limit).

We ask that you remember the young people serving our country and make a donation toward their needs through the Support Our Soldiers committee or a veterans’ organization.

Always remember that we are Proud Americans and proud to be Democrats. We look forward to the future with hope and pride with new leadership for our country.

The officers and members of the club would like to wish all our friends and neighbors good health, a very Merry Christmas, and a happy New Year.

Voter registration cards are available if you want to register or change party affiliation.

The Cherrywood Democratic Club meets monthly on the third Friday at 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse. For more information, call Harriet Scarpino at 873-9955.

Country Western Dance

Come out to the Clubhouse for a fun night of country music and mingle with friends and neighbors. We’re having a country western dance Saturday, Jan. 17 from 7 to 10 p.m. Rich Becotte will present the tunes.

Cherrywood Bingo

We have new games and bigger prizes at Cherrywood bingo. Get to know your neighbors and have a Thursday night filled with fun from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Clubhouse.

Get there early. Jackpot goes off every week, no more waiting. Jackpots start at $100. Cost to play is $6 each week.

Bowling League

The Cherrywood Bowling League report for Dec. 1.

Men’s High Games: Harry Lamb, 231; Robert Crowley, 215; Herb Neubaur, 202.

Women’s high games: Monica Whitenton, 179; SanDee Spencer, 178; Ruth Hurley, 170.

Subs High Game: Mike Marasco, 157.

Bowlers of the Week, pins over average: Richard Whitworth, +88; Connie Neubaur, +40.

The Cherrywood league will have its Christmas Party at 4 p.m. Dec. 15 our Clubhouse. If you haven’t signed up yet please let one of the officers know.

Submitted by Fran Hall, secretary/treasurer.

Travel Club

Here are the latest fall trips still available, and new ones for this winter. Fliers for all trips are in the Clubhouse. Get your name in the Travel Club book if you want to go.

If you want to book or confirm a trip, call Nancy at 861-1432. Remember, you do not need to live in Cherrywood to go on our trips. Watch next week for some new trips this winter.

Get away to Pearl River Resort – 4 days and 3 nights in Choctaw, Miss., from Jan. 12 to 15, 2009. Two exciting casinos, Golden Moon and Silver Star, where we’ll stay. Indoor pool, fitness center, golf, entertainment and Vegas-style gaming.

Cost is $179 per person double occupancy, book by Dec. 20. Roundtrip motor coach, hotel, 3 meal coupons, and $25 casino money. For more information, call Natalie Marcucio at 854-4561.

Monday, Dec. 29: ICE exhibit at Gaylord Palms Resort, $62. Hand-carved ice sculptures, slides, lighted holiday scenes, bus, lunch at Sweet Tomatoes, taxes and tips.

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009: A day at Hard Rock Casino, $25. Roundtrip bus, $25 in free play, $5 toward lunch, and driver tip.

Wednesday, Jan. 14: Mel Brooks’ musical comedy, The Producers, at the Show Palace in Hudson, $70. Bus, buffet lunch, matinee show, taxes and tips.

Monday, Jan. 19: Music of the Glen Miller Orchestra at Ruth Eckerd Hall, $68. Bus, lunch at Sam Seltzer’s, matinee show, taxes and tips.

Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 4 and 5: A two-day mystery trip, $309. Lots of fun, bus, hotel, two lunches, one dinner – and more.

Tuesday, Feb. 10: A tribute to Elvis at Ruth Eckerd Hall, $68. Bus, lunch at Sam Seltzer’s, matinee show, taxes and tips.

Tuesday, Feb. 24: Hits of the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s – Puttin’ on the Ritz at Ruth Eckerd Hall, $68. Bus, lunch at Sam Seltzer’s, matinee show, taxes and tips.

May 10 to 22, 2009: Cross country bus trip to Las Vegas and Grand Canyon, $2,599 per person double occupancy. Eleven days and 12 nights, upscale hotels, tours, side trips, breakfast and dinner, six lunches, taxes and tips. For more information, call Laura Kane at 840-0333.

Las Vegas trip March 1, 2009. Four nights in Vegas, roundtrip from Ocala to Orlando and roundtrip airfare from Orlando including taxes.

Your choice of hotels: Excalibur $579, Circus Circus $509, Monte Carlo $649, or Treasure Island $649, per person double occupancy. For more information, call Natalie Marcucio at 854-4561.

Nancy Archer, husband, Frank, and their daughter Christine are 10-year Cherrywood residents and they enjoy the community. Get Cherrywood news to her at bluejay10453@hotmail.com, by Thursday mornings.