Halloween Festivities

PUMPKIN DESSERT CONTEST
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We didn’t have nearly the number of entries that we had last season, however, the desserts that were judged were excellent.  At least that is what the judges told me!

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Here Judges, Dick Larson, Arnie Huether, Nora Minor, Josie Fehring and Bill Knecht go through the line to fill their plates with samples of each dessert.

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64-DSCF0966Then they all had a seat in the Large Hall and sampled everything using coffee to cleanse their palettes.  Then they voted on paper and we took the votes to our office.  No one was able to find out who won the contest until the potluck.

SCAVENGER HUNT

Next on the Agenda was a Scavenger Hunt which took the participants on a chase through both Winter Ranch and Trophy Gardens.  The contestants were trying to find items on sites/lots in both parks.  There were 20 to find and none of the teams found them all.  The object is to find as many of the items as you can in the shortest time.

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Deb and Howard McDaniel

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Dick and Karen Larson

For some reason, the date is wrong on this camera.  These were really taken on Halloween!

 

 

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A couple of Trophy Contestants

POTLUCK

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Nora Minor is getting things situated on the food tables before we start.

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Nancy Knecht

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Josie Fehring and Rosie Ewald

Josie is now one of our Blog Photographers.  If you like to take pictures, just let us know.  We do like our pictures!

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Judy Foley looked so cute!

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We had a nice crowd for the Potluck!

Prizes were awarded for the best Pumpkin Desserts.

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Karen Hockmeier won 1st place for her Pumpkin Praline Pie.  I hear it was yummy.  It was gone before you knew it!

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Debbie McDaniels won 1st Place for her Pumpkin Parfaits.

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Karen Larson won 1st Place for her Pumpkin Bars.

Then we gave out the prize for the Scavenger Hunt.  Virginia Darby and Nicole Kenward won.  They found 16 out of the 20 items and were in a lot faster than their next competition from Trophy.

11-100_4659Virginia Darby with her Certificate.  Nicole wasn’t at the potluck.

BEAN BAG  BASEBALL

Our next event for the day was supposed to be a Bean Bag Baseball Tournament between Trophy Gardens and Winter Ranch for the coveted Squash Trophy.  However, there was some mixup at Trophy Gardens and only a few Trophy people showed up and they were supposed to be their cheerleaders.  So, the Squash Trophy remains with Winter Ranch although we would have much preferred to win it with gusto instead of forfeit!

However, we had two teams of Winter Ranch players so they played each other.  The game must go on!

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Team B:  Bob Jones, Dick and Barb DeGaramo, Della and Marvin Orndorff, Howard McDaniel, Nora Minor, Brenda Granger, Chuck and Pat Cullett and Jennifer Williams

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Rosie Dorsey in her pirate outfit.

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Lee keeping score.

Team A:  Judy Foley, Betty Smith, Arnie Huether, Ron Jensen, Mary Jane Jensen, Rita Huether, Donna Rohrschneider and Lavere Groth (at bat) Dick Larson, Patti Schoolcraft and Macel Groth.

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This was Pat and Chuck Cullett’s first time playing and they both were able to help their team by scoring points.

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In the end Team B won the game by 5 to 2.

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The Winning Team plus Photo Bomber Dick Larson!

GOLF CART PARADE

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Mary and Lee Benfield, Activity Directors, heading to the Golf Cart Parade.

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That is Rita Huether in her spook costume.

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Arnie Huether

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Huethers led the parade

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Ron and Mary Jane Jensen

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Della and Marvin Orndorff

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Connie and Gary Webb

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Gail and Bruce Fields from Trophy Gardens38-100_4705

Nora and Charlie Minor

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Patti Franek

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Della, Marvin Gary, Connie and Ron

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Okay, think “Laugh In”

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Marge and Homer Simpson

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Bill Knecht

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Gail and Bruce Fields

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Connie Webb

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Bill and Nancy Knecht won the prize for Winner of the Best Decorated Golf Cart.

They didn’t get their prize yet as we went straight from the parade to the Dance at Trophy Gardens.  We plan on giving it to them at the Wednesday Morning Meeting.

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We are on our way.  Looking through our windshield.

DANCE AND COSTUME CONTEST AT TROPHY GARDENS

Some of us headed home after the Golf Cart Parade and others went in to attend the dance at Trophy.  SweetWater was the band for the evening.

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Rosie Dorsey and Marcy DeSchamp

JD and others kept trying to figure out who Marcy was and everyone just called her Homer.  When we left, JD was still guessing!

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Rosie and JoAnn Sullivan

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JD and Lee

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Darlene Peters, who used to live at Winter Ranch, won 1st Place in the Women’s Contest.

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Pat and JoAnn Sullivan

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The Women Contestants48-100_4722

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Our own Sandy and HB Hulsey won 1st Place for Couples Costumes!

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Another of our own, Marcy DeSchamp, won for the Scariest Costume Tonight!

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It was a fun-filled day, but after the contest judging we left for home.  We were too pooped to pop anymore.

Thanks to Josie Fehring for taking pictures all day today!

Golf pictures will be coming from Dick Miller.

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