Successful fashion show draws about 30 people

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By Nancy Archer

We had about 30 people at the last luncheon for the year.  Our fashion show was a big success.  We would like to thank Peggy Bradshaw and Debbie of  Second Chance Consignment, and Denise of Designing Woman. I'd also like to thank our six models – Phyllis, Sue, Cindy, Mary Alice, and Maria. The food was great as usual. I would also like to thank the team that helped me out this year: Norma Briggs, Phyllis Yagnesak, and Carol Henn. We will not be having our luncheon again until September.  Maria Nardone and Pat Eveland will be taking over from September through May.  Our door prizes went to Beverly Wilson and Phyllis Yagnesak.  The 50/50 winners were Nancy Archer, Mary Strohecker, Mary Alice Bowling, Cindy Dellow and Clarice Bryant. 


Democratic Club

This month, we shall be putting together the plans for our activities during the coming months with the local and national branches of the Democratic Party. Little did we know or think of the numerous problems and enormous difficulties that confront the United States and the entire world not tomorrow,  but today. Our future and that of our children and grandchildren is in peril and we need viable solutions to the problems facing not only us but every nation. It is going to a busy and exciting time and we will prevail. We need everyone’s input so that we may work together to overcome the obstacles that confront the economic viability of all the world’s trading nations at this time.

Our young people serving our country in Iraq and Afghanistan need our support and thanks year round,  so please work with our veteran organizations and our Support Our Soldiers Committee to show our appreciation for their dedication.

The club is supporting a specific unit stationed in Iraq at this time and we have been able to provide them with a number of items they require. They are very appreciative; this is as good for us as it is for them, knowing that they are not alone and that they have 100 percent of our support. We were very pleased to collect $43 at our April meeting which will be used to cover the postage to Iraq. A big ‘thank  you’ to all who contributed.

Voter registration cards are available, so if you know of anyone who is not registered or wishes to change party affiliation, we are able to make the changes.

Remember, we are proud Americans and proud to be Democrats. God Bless America.

The Cherrywood Democratic Club meets on the third Friday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse card room. Harriet Scarpino, President, (352) 873-9955.

Craft Show

The Christmas in July Craft Show will be Saturday, July 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cherrywood crafters participating this year are: Dorothy Pickett, silk flowers; Jackie and Larry George, nylon mesh flowers; Edna Fazio and Aprile Guglielmi, jewelry; Stevie Pickrell, sewing, knitted and crocheted items; Barbara Buehler, painted gourds; Nestor Garcia, jewelry and Lorraine Garcia, baskets.

The Quilt Club will have a lot of surprises.

The following outside vendors will be attending: "Grannie Annie" Anne Stumpf, fabric covered note cards; Gerald Critz, stained glass, slumped glass and fused glass; Carole and Virgil Fittje, handcrafted decorative soaps.

I am expecting a few more crafters to sign up and that will give us a full house. Our very own Richard Becotte will be playing Christmas music to get everyone in the holiday mood. If you would like to participate in the craft show, just give Geri a call at 237-1675.

Arthritis Aquatics


All exercises are conducted in water to minimize joint stress. The exercises are designed to improve range of motion, conditioning and provide recreation. Classes will be  June 4, 6, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30; July 2, 9 and 11. Rain dates: classes will be  on Saturdays. The class is conducted by Herbert Alvarado, a certified arthritis instructor. There is a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 15 participants per class. There will be 12 classes at $1.50 each for a total of $18. Please pay for your classes in advance. Payment is non-refundable after class 3 (June 9). Please contact Geri at 237-1675 for more information or if you are interested in participating in these classes.

Water aerobics

Water aerobics is back with Anne McMurrer. Classes begin Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. June 1, will be her first class.

Cherrywood travel:

Here are all the newest day trips available. For more information on these trips, please pick up a flyer on the travel rack in the clubhouse or call Nancy at 352-861-1432. Trips sell out fast. If you want to book a trip, please call Nancy. Remember, you do not need to live in Cherrywood to go on our trips. Just call Nancy to sign up.

Upcoming shows: Murder Mystery Train, Thanksgiving at Palace Grand, Show Palace Christmas, Lobby Lights Tour, A Christmas Carol, Golden Dragon, Acrobats and Bill Cosby.

St. Pete Beach (three days), June 1 to June 3 - $499.

Ship inspection and Kennedy Space Center – (1 night 2 days) June 28 and 29 — $329.

Ship inspection – Sunday, June 28, tour Royal Caribbean’s ship Freedom of the Seas with lunch served in the main dining room, includes bus, ship tour, lunch, tip for driver. Return same day — $50.

Mystery Day Trip — June 17 — $75 — Waitlisted

Mystery Day Trip — Thursday, July 9, can’t tell you what we’re doing or where we are going. Includes lunch, bus, tax and tip and much more. Moderate walking, no gambling or shopping –  $75.

Fabulous ‘50s and ‘60s Revue. Join us at the Show Palace in Hudson, Thursday, July 16, for this musical revue with great hits that all will enjoy. Includes complete dinner buffet, reserved seats for the matinee show, all taxes and gratuities — $70.

Tampa Rays vs. NY Yankees. Come enjoy America’s favorite pastime in Tampa at Tropicana Field’s air conditioned domed field on Wednesday, July 29. Includes great seats for the 7:05 p.m. game. Bus and tip for driver, no meal included – $88.

Early Bird Dinner Theatre — The Owl and the Pussy Cat — Thursday, July 30, $66

Cruise Talk — Wednesday, Aug. 5 — Free

Join us at 2 p.m. at the Cherrywood Clubhouse and meet Loretta from Carnival Cruise Lines. Learn all about their fleet and upcoming specials. Call for reservations. Cookies and punch served. Everyone is invited.

Starlite Cruise — Thursday, Aug. 6 — $76

Enjoy a three-hour dinner cruise on Tampa Bay aboard the Starlite Majesty. Cost includes bus from Ocala, 7 to 10 p.m. dinner cruise with live entertainment; meal choices includes filet mignon, surf and turf and shrimp, just to name a few. All taxes and gratuities also included. Last year both buses sold out quickly.

Nunsense Amen — Thursday, Aug. 27 — $70

Early Bird Dinner Theatre — Squabbles — Thursday, Sept. 10 — $66

Big Cat Rescue — Tuesday, Oct. 6 — $79

Fiddler on the Roof — Thursday, Oct. 29 — $70

Early Bird Dinner Theatre — Anybody for Murder — Thursday, Nov. 5 — $66

Multi Day Trips:

Amish country and Hershey, Pa. — Sept. 22 through 28

Come enjoy this seven-day trip which includes four nights at the Hershey Farm Inn, breakfast daily, three lunches including one authentic Amish lunch at a local Amish Farm, six dinners, one show, step on tour of local Amish Farm, Amish shopping, Hershey World and Trolley Tour and the National Marine Corps Museum in Quantico. We will overnight for one night on the way up and the way back. All taxes and gratuities are included. Cost is $1,099 per person, double occupancy; call Laura Kane for single rates. $100 per person deposit to hold space.

Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Connecticut — Sept. 21 to 24 — $699

Visit Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Connecticut. The price includes round trip airfare, some meals and three nights lodging at the Great Cedar Hotel. Final payment is due Aug. 3. For more information, call Natalie at 854-4561.

Christmastime in Nashville — Dec. 13 through 18

Overnight the first night in Callaway Gardens at The Mountain Creek Inn including dinner on property in their Plant Dining Room, and the Fantasy of Lights tour. Breakfast is included in the morning before we head off to Nashville. Stay three nights at the Opryland Hotel. While in Nashville the trip includes a luncheon cruise, admission to ICE, the Rockettes, Louise Mandrell’s Dinner Show, the Grand Ole Opry, tour the Hall of Trees, craft, antique and art show, breakfast daily, three lunches, five dinners, all taxes and gra-tuities. We will overnight at the Hyatt Place in Smyrna, Ga. on the way home. Cost is $1,058 per person double occupancy. Call Laura Kane for single rates. $100 per person deposit to hold space.

Freedom of the Seas – 7-night Western Caribbean Cruise – Nov. 29, 2009, starting at $791.

Come enjoy sailing on one of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s newest ships. Sails out of Port Canaveral to Labadee, Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. Rates starting at $791 per person, double occupancy and include all port charges, taxes, cocktail party, round trip bus from Ocala locations, tip for bus driver round trip and tip for porter upon arrival. $250 per person deposit to hold space, final payment due Sept. 15.

Carnival Dream – 7- night Eastern Caribbean Cruise – Feb. 27, 2010 starting at $657

Join us aboard the newest and largest fun ship in the Carnival fleet. Sailing from Port Canaveral to Nassau, St. Thomas/St. John, and St Maarten. Rates starting at just $679 per person double occupancy and include all port charges, taxes, round trip bus from Ocala locations, tip for bus driver round trip and tip for porter upon arrival. Call Nancy for more information, 861-1432. Deposit of $250 per person to hold your space. Final payment due in December.

Nancy Archer, husband, Frank, and their daughter Christine are ten-year Cherrywood residents and they enjoy the community. Get Cherrywood news to her at blue-jay10453@hotmail.com, by Thursday mornings.