Hammons celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

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By Carol Ann Wheeler

Friends and neighbors want to congratulate Foy and Liz Hammons on their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married in Hope, Arkansas, on Dec. 29, 1948, and have three children; Foy III, Austin and Laura, all residing in Florida.

Foy and Liz retired to Oak Run from Miami in 1989 and have enjoyed bowling, golf and bingo. We wish them many more years in Oak Run.

Jewish Social Club

If you have not purchased your tickets for the Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band, which will perform on Jan. 22 at Palm Grove, you can do so tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 27, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Orchid Club lobby.

Everyone’s invited and tickets are $5 each, including light refreshments. For more information, call Ben Muhlberg. His number is in the Oak Run directory.

Do You Remember?

This week Len Teitler’s “Do You Remember?” show features the New York Club’s “Goes Broadway,” with Sally Langwah performing her Vegas, Nashville, and Broadway buddies. Tune in to channel 12 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Dec. 26 to Jan. 2, 2009.

Upper Midwest Club

The first meeting of the Upper Midwest Club will be Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 at 6:15 p.m. in the Orchid Club. Ticket sales will be at the Orchid Club lobby Monday, Jan. 5 from 9 a.m. to noon and Wednesday, Jan. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Tickets are $6 per person members and $8 guests. The meal will be hamburgers, hot dogs, beans, and coleslaw. Desserts are to be provided by members with last name initials A to H. Members are to bring a wrapped gift as a Chinese auction will be held.

Italian-American Club

The club’s 2008 Christmas party turned out to be a smashing success. It began with Damian Romano saying the prayer. Then members and guests feasted on a grand meal created and served by Royal Oaks.

Mr. and Mrs. Claus (Ralph and Rosemarie Imbriale) gave out Santa stockings. They were escorted by Rudolph (Eileen Dowling) and three elves; Barbara Withersoon, Bridget Savouris and Ellie Casabianca.

The elves visited each table to see who was naughty or nice. The Ippolitos sold 50/50 tickets and great prizes were awarded.

Tuesday/Thursday Exercise

The Tuesday/ Thursday exercise met as usual on Dec. 9 at the Palm Grove auditorium. After exercise, there was a wonderful holiday get together with yummy holiday homemade goodies, coffee and tea.

Mary and Marianne would like to thank everyone for participating all year and also for the generous gifts. They would also like to say thanks for all that was done to make the party a success.

We would like to invite everyone to join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Palm Grove auditorium for low impact exercise. We’re sure it will impact your lives.

Winter Water Exercise

Sign up for winter water exercise will be Jan. 7 in the card room at the Orchid Club from 9 to 11 a.m. Choose one class per week:

Tuesday or Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday or Friday at 9:00, 10:00 or 11:00 a.m.

Remember it’s only one class per week so that we can accommodate everyone in our heated indoor pool. Classes start the week of Jan. 13, 2009. Any questions, call Marianne at 291-9462.

Royal Oaks Women’s

18-hole Golf

Low net winners on Tuesday, Dec. 16:

Flight A: Joy Thomas 67, Sheila Adams and Sylvia Zappia 70, Janet Tully, J.T. LeMasters, and Joanne Ellis 71.

Flight B: Jan Tennant 65, Joan O’Brien and Leslie Rizzo 67.

Flight C: Carolyn Collins 65, Joann Cohen 69, Carol Copp, Ginger Drake, Joanne Morris, and Donna Topp 70.

Roseann Galeazzo was closest to pin.

Royal Oaks Lady Niners

The Lady Niners played their last event of 2008 on Thursday, Dec. 18. The scramble tournament was won by the team of Bette Johnson, Joyce Madill and Vicki Ellin.

Second place team was Cindy Kocher, Rae Stover, Ilene Simnowitz and Anne Albright. Patty Waddell, Diana Schmidt and Eleanor Cerlenko was third.

Mark your calendars for the annual Guys and Gals Sweetheart Scramble on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009. The sign-up sheet will be in the ladies’ locker room.

All women in Oak Run are welcome to play with us on Monday mornings. Sign-up sheets are in the ladies’ locker room. Be sure to sign up by Friday for Monday’s play.

Best wishes for a safe and happy New Year.

Send all items for this column to Carol Ann Wheeler at democratcarol@deccacable.com. (Note: There are no hyphens in the e-mail address.) If you do not receive my reply within a day, call me. My number is in the Oak Run directory.

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