Oak Run news 12-9

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Holiday show is Dec. 17

By Carol Ann Wheeler

Oak Run’s talented local performers will present a holiday show on Saturday, Dec. 17, at Palm Grove beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free and there will be door prizes and 50/50. Call Ron Manford at 352-861-8295 if you have any questions.

Donut Drop-In
Come to the Orchid Club tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 10, from 8 to 10 a.m. for donuts, coffee or tea and juice. Meet with your friends and neighbors in a holiday atmosphere.

Hoofin’ It for Hospice
On a brisk Florida November morning many Oak Runners gathered to walk in our annual “Hoofin’ It for Hospice.” They were joined in front of the Palm Grove Club by the Oak Run Veterans’ Association honor guard composed of Monty Eason carrying the United States flag, Doug Fangman that of the Army, Jack Foggin with the Navy’s, Gene Buerge with the Marines’, Raj Ramaswami that of the Air Force, Art Johnson with the Coast Guard and Charlie Phelan representing POW/MIA’s. Joe Zaccaro led the gathering in singing patriotic songs before the “hoofers” began their trek on a course that meandered through Eagles Point. Bagels, donut and Danish, which were donated by Sunrise Bagels and Donuts located on CR 484, were available along with water, coffee and tea for everyone on the walk. The “Hoofin’” was a total success raising over $10,000 for Hospice, providing Oak Run with its second room at Legacy House. There were a number of volunteers that helped make this year’s “Hoofin’” such a success, too many to name. However, significant recognition goes to Andrew and Inga Crane and Damian and Audrey Romano for their efforts in garnering the most contributions.

Informative Speaker
at ORHA Meeting
On Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the 9 a.m. ORHA General Meeting in the Orchid Club, Terrie Hardison of the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance will speak on these two ailments. Please be sure to attend this very informative presentation.

New Years Eve Celebration
Ambassadors invite you to welcome in the New Year with the Big Band sounds of Diane and Mitch. They will play oldies, rock, rumbas, cha-chas, swing, line dancing and specialty dances. All their music is live with percussion and guitars. Diane is the featured soloist and Mitch sings too.
There will be a dinner buffet of Swedish meatballs, baked ziti with sausage, chicken wings, cheese and crackers, veggie, spinach and artichoke dip and fresh fruit tray.
Tickets go on sale on Monday, Dec. 19, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club card room and on Tuesday, Dec. 20, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club lobby. The cost of the dance and buffet is $23 per person. Make checks payable to ORHA; no cash please.

Oak Run Travel
Paul and Emily Pike still have a few seats available for the dinner theatre show “Lie, Cheat and Genuflect” at Ed Fletcher’s Dinner Theatre on Sunday, Jan. 15. The bus leaves at 2 p.m. The show is about two brothers and one has a gambling problem. He has borrowed money from loan shark Pizza Face Petrillo, who now wants his money back or else! You have the recipe for a laugh-packed farce of twists, turns, puns and pratfalls as Tom strives mightily to compensate for Billy’s “habitual” errors.
The “Million Dollar Quartet” is the smash Broadway musical, inspired by the true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock ‘n’ roll band for one unforgettable night. Call Amelia and Ron Fiore to join this Sunday, Jan. 8, trip to Straz Center in Tampa.
Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra never got together in a concert, however, two stars Sharon Owen and Sebastian Anzaldo will make that dream seem like a reality on stage. Sharon looks uncannily like Barbra and has the voice to match. Sebastian masterfully re-creates a confident young Frank in his prime. “Barbra” and “Frank” offer many of their greatest hits “their way.” Call Jack and Eleanor Foggan to get on this Valentine Day’s trip (Feb. 14) to Ruth Eckerd Hall.

Royal Oaks Women’s
18-Hole Golf
On Tuesday, Nov. 29, we played “low net.” The winners were First Flight: 1st Place- Elsa Berbig, 2nd Place tie- Judie Lavdas and Jan Tennant; Second Flight: 1st Place- Beverly Lassiter, 2nd Place- Bea Terry, 3rd Place- Janet Tully; Third Flight: 1st Place tie- Patty Dougherty and Inge Szabo, 3rd Place- Ginger Drake. Bette Johnson was “Closest to the Pin.” The temperature has cooled down and we are all getting ready for Christmas but always find time to enjoy our beautiful golf course.

Royal Oaks Men’s Golf
Dec. 2 the game was the usual three best net. Despite the cold weather we had 47 players, and they were rewarded with good conditions including a warm sun for the latter part of the round.
The winning team shot a score of 188, and consisted of Hal Loomis, Londe Bracale, Paul Colatruglio, and Paul Valois. In second with a score of 191 were Mickey Klein, Ron Kowalewski, Clint Johnson, and Dick Spano. In third with a score of 192 were Mark Best, Bill Ellin, Virgil Hein, and Joe Paller.
Closest to the pin were Gene Topp, Mark Best, Steve Szabo, and Paul Colatruglio.

Royal Oaks Lady Niners
The Lady Niners extend a warm welcome to our newest member, Bev Matejicek. Congratulations to her as she started off with a bang. In addition to winning her flight, she won the closest to the hole contest on #3, and made a birdie!
The game played on Dec. 1, was “First and Last, which means only the first 3 and the last 2 holes counted. B.J. Lassiter was the winner in Flight A, with Elsa Berbig second and Rae Stover third. Bev Matejicek was the Flight B winner and tied for second place were Eleanor Cerlenko and Vange Bell. Congratulations to Brenda Raider for her chip-in on the 9th hole for par!
Ladies, remember to bring your checks for 2012 dues ($20) made payable to ROLN. There is an envelope for them on our bulletin board. All ladies living in Oak Run are welcome to play with the Lady Niners on Monday mornings. The tee-times are noted on the sign-up sheet in the ladies’ locker room.
Send all items for this column to Carol Ann Wheeler at democratcarol@deccacable.com no later than the afternoon of the Friday before publication. Note there are no hyphens in the address. If you wish to call her, the number is in the Oak Run directory. You may send pictures as jpg attachments. Typed copy or hard copy photos can be placed in Carol’s cubby across the street from her house but should be submitted earlier as they take longer to process. The names of the people in all photos must be included.