Oak Run steps up for Legacy House

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By Carol Ann Wheeler

We achieved our goal of raising enough money to dedicate a patient care room in the name of the residents of Oak Run at the Hospice Legacy House. “Hoofin’ it for Hospice” on Saturday, Nov. 8, raised just short of $5,400.

These contributions, together with the previous years’ “Hoofin” walks at Oak Run allowed us to reach our goal of $30,000, and the checks are still coming in.

A dedication plaque will be placed at the selected patient care room entrance as well as on an inscribed crystal in the lobby entrance of the Hospice of Marion County Legacy House, commemorating Oak Run’s contributions.

(The organizers of the event thanked this columnist and the South Marion Citizen for support and publicity. We were happy to help make such a worthy cause a success.)

Southern States

Southern States Club is having its holiday dinner Dec. 11. The festive menu is baked ham, salad, mashed potatoes, candied yams, fresh green beans, roll and butter, with pumpkin pie for dessert. Our very own Damian Romano will provide music for listening and dancing.

Please bring nonperishable food items to fill Ray’s van. All will be donated to Interfaith Emergency Services, for families in need. Ticket sales are Nov. 24 and Dec. 1 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Orchid Club. Tickets are $12 members and $14 guests.

Garden Club

Garden Club members will celebrate the holidays with a buffet luncheon Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Royal Oaks Country Club. A special holiday drawing and 50/50 will be available.

Social hour will begin at 11:30 a.m. with lunch served at noon. Cost is $11 members and $14 guests.

The newly-elected officers for 2009 will be introduced.

President Carol Hudacek would like to thank club members, residents and guests who made the afternoon tea on Oct. 26 a huge success. All of the winners of the raffle were present and went home with winning smiles.

Proceeds from the ticket sales and the raffle will be added to the club’s endowment fund at CFCC.

For information and luncheon tickets, call Carol Hudacek at 291-4956.

Irish-American Club

In case you weren’t able to get to the Orchid Club for tickets to the Christmas dinner dance Tuesday, Dec. 2, call Roseann at 873-7646 or Bonnie at 291-7599. They’ll be happy to take your reservation.

There are still a few seats available for the trip on Sunday, March 8, 2009, to Hudson Theater for dinner and the show, Thoroughly Modern Millie. Cost is $56 per person inclusive. For more information, call Roseann at 873-7646.

The Irish-American Club invites members of other clubs to join the fun as they plan a Caribbean cruise aboard the Freedom of the Seas for a 7-night trip beginning Oct. 25, 2009. Included bonuses are ship-board credit of $75, wine and cheese party at Oak Run, discounted bus transportation plus other incentives.

Prices for an inside cabin start at $781 per person and include port charges, taxes, fees and fuel. A $50 deposit locks in the prices. Call Roseann at 873-7646 or Linda at 873-9908 for information.

Neighborhood One

On Saturday, Dec. 6, Neighborhood One will have its holiday party at the Orchid Club from 4 to 7 p.m. This year, in lieu of our usual gift exchange, please bring items for “Operation Shoebox” for our troops overseas, plus a dollar or two to help with the postage.

Call Sylvia at 861-6395 if you have any questions about Operation Shoebox.

There will be prizes, 50/50 tickets, entertainment by the Cloggers, and a special game. Bring a covered dish, entree, salad or dessert to share.

The cost is $2 at the door. BYOB and there will be punch and coffee available. Please RSVP by Friday, Nov. 28 to Blanche at 861-6398 or Barbara at 861-4639. Happy holidays, everyone.

Pen-Del-Mar Club

Our Christmas party is set for Dec. 18 at the Palm Grove auditorium, from 6 to 9 p.m. Roast beef and poached salmon will highlight the buffet by Royal Oaks. Entertainment for the evening will be provided by Mary Swan and Angelo.

Plenty of gifts are in the offering, plus a 100/0 raffle. Cost is $19 members and $26 guests. Ticket sales are Dec. 4 and 11, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Orchid Club.

Do You Remember?

Len Teitler brings happy Fourth of July memories to you on channel 12. For the week beginning Nov. 21, view highlights of the Independence Day barbecue feast.

Starting Nov. 28, re-live the glorious parade and the inspiring cool down festivities. These shows follow “FYI” daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Oak Run Tennis

October rocked for the Oak Run tennis players. The Tennis Mixer was packed with snacks, camaraderie and competition.

The winning team was Marge Hollnagel, Russ Acquard, Gene Bull, Ernie Gherman, Maria Watry, Vana Reddy and Hanh Lester.

The Potluck Social was an evening of favorite foods, many surprises including door prizes donated by Don McCurry, donations for gift certificates, 50/50 drawing and serenading by the Renagades barbershop quartet.

Joe Huszar was introduced as the next Tennis Facilitator. Congratulations, Joe. The ball machine, run by John Leavitt, is available every Friday at 1 p.m.

Carol Ann’s Corner

Tomorrow will be another busy Saturday at the Orchid Club. Start the holiday eating season off with the pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. (Yes, they have low-calorie syrup.)

Don’t forget to check out the groups that will have tables in the lobby such as Friends of the Library who will be selling chances for their annual raffle to support the Oak Run library, and the Feline Club who will be selling chances on their pet baskets.

Then come back at 7 p.m. to see the movie, Leatherheads, starring George Clooney and Renee Zellweger.

Jokes about eating aside, this Thanksgiving season we can all think of things to be grateful for, no matter what problems we may have. Personally I’m grateful for good friends and being able to enjoy my retirement in Florida.

I’m also grateful for my live-in boyfriend. (That’s Davy, the bull’s eye tabby cat Pam Fair gave me.) Never having had a pet before in all my life, I find him an absolute joy, even if he does seem to sleep almost all the time and from time to time just walks over, “play bites” me and runs away for no apparent cause.

Royal Oaks Women’s

18-hole Golf

On Nov. 11, the game of the day was low net. Winners were:

Flight A: Roseanne Galeazzo 65, Sylvia Zappia 70, Carole Dygert 70.

Flight B: Maureen Edwards 69, Carol Clark 69, Joan O’Brien 71, Barb Scozzafava 71.

Flight C: Kitty Trichel 69, Salbert 70, Claire Pruneau 71, Joanne Morris 71.

Closest to the pin: Judy Klein.

A big hand to all the winners. The scores reflect a number of tie-breakers.

Royal Oaks

Lady Niners

The ROLN - ROWGO holiday scramble was “Two Best Ball” game on Nov. 13. Winning teams were:

Cindy Kocher, Joyce Madill and Rae Stover 1.

Patty Waddell, Eleanor Cerlenko and Jeannie Konicki 2.

Bette Johnson, Arleen Massa and Ilene Simnowitz 3.

Rae Stover made a birdie on hole 6, and Arleen Massa saved par with a chip-in on the first hole. Congratulations to all the winners.

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

Executive Women’s

9-hole Golf

Members thoroughly enjoyed the Turkey Trot Scramble on Nov. 6, and especially the luncheon and fun activities presented by Carol Pascoe, Gail Barclay, and Judy Gerace. What a great way to get in the mood for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

Winners of the low net tournament on Nov. 1 were:

Flight A: Beverly Lassiter, Vange Bell, Bebe Hahne.

Flight B: Norma Erickson, Donna Huffman, Norma Rombach.

Flight C: Evelyn Exell, Linda Noel, Betty Scott.

Flight D: Edith Voss, Erika Radke, Helene Studenic.

Closest to the pin: Dee Baker.

Chip-in: Joan Klier.

Congratulations to all of the winners.

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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