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OTOW Happenings 2-8-2013

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Charity activities, softball and travel

By Eloise Hollyfield

The Recycled “Trashy” Fashion Show Presented by the OTOW Lions Club will be held on April 12 at the Hilton Hotel in Ocala. The Cash Bar will open at 5 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres, unique creations specifically for this event, by Chef Randall White, will be served at 6, along with the silent auction. The fashion show will begin at 6:30. James Vincent Wynn is the director of this event and will provide entertainment and also conduct the silent auction. Ticket costs are as follows: $30 per individual, $55 for a party of two, and $275 for a party of 10. To purchase tickets, contact Lion Wendy Phillips at via e-mail at wendyp1946ad@aol.com. Checks should be made out to the OTOW Lions Club and sent to P.O. Box 772733, Ocala, Florida 34477.
Organizations, businesses, and clubs that wish to enter a model as a contestant should contact Lion Joan Greve at 352-854-8314 or via e-mail at kenjoang@yahoo.com a.s.a.p. Those interested in sponsoring this event should contact PDG Lion Estelle Clark at 352-861-7358 or via e-mail at maggiemagoo@yahoo.com. Sponsors are classified as follows, based on the amount of money given: Diamond-$5,000; Sapphire-$2,500; Platinum-$1,000; Gold-$500, and Silver-$250. Sponsors at these levels will have their ads placed in the event program. Individuals who make a donation of a minimum of $35 will be listed in the program guide as “Friends of the OTOW Lions Club.”
The Recycled “Trashy” Fashion Show Presented by OTOW Lions Club is bound to sell out early, and you don’t want to miss it, so get your tickets early!

Softball
Amazing things can happen in a softball league, such as the two triple plays in one game. A hard ground ball was batted to third baseman Sweet Lou, tagging the base at third then throwing the ball to Gary at second, who then threw over to Slim (Bill) at first base. The unexpected second triple play came innings later with the same rotation of players. In another game, we saw right fielder Nick make an amazing backhanded catch to get the last out of the inning, stopping the opposing team from getting any runs.
Last month it was all about the Dr. Dunn and Overhauser teams maintaining first place, but, oh, how things have changed! Both teams have gotten into a slump, with the Dr., Dunn Team now sharing last place and Overhauser not far from getting there. Meanwhile, the Wise Way Team has come to life and pulled themselves up into a first place tie with the Cebert Wealth Team. The Great Clips Team continues to struggle and hopes to pull out of the cellar soon. The team just can’t seem to muster continuous wins, although they have shown some improvement. Tee Pee Tire, the “once team- to- beat,” hit bottom, but with a new addition to the team, they may be coming back strong.
Yes, amazing things do happen in this league and members want to encourage more and more spectators to come out and cheer us on!
Team  W  L
5-Cebert Wealth-Bill 15-9
3-Wiseway-Jimmy 15-9
1-Dr. Dunn-Kenny 11-13
4-Tee Pee Tire-Tom 11-13
6-Overholser-Roger 10-14
2-Great Clips-Paul 10-14

Hoofin’ It and Golf Tournament for
charities and more from Bob Woods
There are two events about to take place within our community and that is Hoofin’ it for Hospice and a golf tournament benefiting Hospice and OTOW’s Lions Club Canine Companions for Independence.
Hoofin it for Hospice will take place this coming Saturday (Feb. 9) starting at 8 a.m. at the downstairs level of the Health & Recreation Building. This is a two mile walk at your own pace rain or shine. All donations will be collected at that time. Contact for this event is Karen Benson, Phone 352-304-8658.
The first golf tournament inside a tournament will take place Friday, March 22 at the OTOW Candler Hills Golf Club. All eligible golfers can participate. A total of 128 players can participate in this event. There will be a putting contest along with a raffle prior to the shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Following the tournament a luau buffet will be available where awards and prizes will be presented. Anyone shooting a hole in one at any hole will receive a three-year Cadillac lease sponsored by Sullivan Cadillac. All proceeds will be equally donated to the above charities. Contact Emil Russo for details and reservations at 1-888-299-0599 Ext 104.
In additional news from Bob Woods, he has stated that he has a few cabins remaining on two Royal Caribbean cruises for this year. The first cruise departs Port Canaveral on May 20 for a 4-night, 5-day voyage on board the Enchantment of the Seas heading for the cruise lines private island of Coco Cay and then onto Nassau. Prices for this cruise include taxes and port charges, bus and drivers tips along with porter’s tips at the pier. There is a $50 shipboard credit per cabin.
The second cruise is departing OTOW on Dec. 7 for a flight to San Juan, Puerto Rico to board the Jewel of the Seas for a 7-night, 8-day voyage stopping at St. Thomas, St. Croix, Antigua, Martinique, and St. Lucia before returning to San Juan and then the flight back to Orlando. Booking this cruise is for the cruise only as air fare has not been published as yet and won’t be available until sometime in June.
Now is the time to book this cruise. If transportation prices come in to expensive, then one can cancel and receive a complete refund up to final payment. By booking now you insure the group price and become a member of the group. The cruise lines can pull cabins back from the travel agent and those waiting could lose the group status, not including higher prices but a $50 shipboard credit per cabin.
Details and cabin prices can be downloaded on Bob’s website at www.bobwoodsontheroadagain.com. Or feel free to call Bob at 352-854-0702.

Eloise Hollyfield can be reached at ejh2025@gmail.com.