Members gather annually to enjoy the holiday season with their fiber friends and families. Here are images from the recent 2017 Holiday luncheon, held at the Mount Dora, FL United Methodist Church, Dec 16.
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Captions for the above…. (1) The annual holiday luncheon is a great time for friends to get together. There are always warm greetings and hugs. (2) Lee Tavel indicates he is having a good time. (3) Anne McKenzie greets long-time friends Ellen and Chuck Turner. (4) Mona Robles sets the table. (5) Sandy Lazarus, right, starts the serving line. (6) Cynthia Starr, right, and Pat Iverson catch up on events.
Captions for the above … (7 and 8) Lively conversations and dining are the hallmark of a great holiday luncheon. (9) Pam Welton officially opens the event with a greeting and thanks for a great 2017. (10 and 11 ) Nancy Reach invites Berna Lowenstein, center, and Pat Iverson to bless the meal.
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Captions for the above photos……(12) The luncheon event was a good opportunity for Marilyn Frew to give thanks to the members of her 75th Anniversary CelebrationTeam for their contribution to the success of the event. (13) Marilyn recognizes Cindy Iverson for her strategic plans, (14) Bev Tavel for booking the venue, the Camelia Room of Leu Gardens and her close coordination with their staff, (15) Mary Schmute for her contributions, (16) Nancy Reach for her support and guidance, (17) Berna Lowenstein for her role as key-note speaker and (18) Pam Welton for booking the catering company and coordinating their services. It was a wonderful way to celebrate the milestone event, thanks to many volunteers.
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Captions for the above ……(19) Diane Click gives a brief report on the recent Holiday Sales event at the Lakeside Inn and shared that sales from the event were very good. Looking forward, Diane reported that the 2018 Holiday Sales event would be moved to the Donnelly Pavillion in downtown Mount Dora, providing more space. The building offers higher visibility for tourists and shoppers and better access from the street. The dates of the 2018 sale are Nov 30 and Dec 1 and 2. (20) Sandy Lazarus and Cynthia Starr handle the door prize portion of the luncheon. All gifts were to be made by members. (21) Ann Redmond shows off her beaded bracelet created by Nancy Reach. (22) Anne McKenzie shows off her exchange gift: a jjar of blueberry jam, a felted home made lemon drop soap and a quilted place mat for the table from Mona Robles.
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Captions for the above ….. (22) Ellen Turner shows her wire, bead and pine bark pendant. (24) Jamie LaMoreaux received two woven jelly fish scarves from Pam Welton. (25) Ann Coon shows her beaded bracelet. (26) Jane Gidday shows her beaded earrings. (27) Jewel Bledsoe received a felted tree ornament. (28) Judy Smathers received a blue beaded Christmas ornament made by Mimi Smith.
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Captions for the above ….. (29) Liz Higgins received a woven tartan plaid towel created by Mary Schmute. (30) Marilyn Frew shows off her glass tree ornament, created by Jamie LaMoreaux. (31) Mary Schmute shows off her exchange gift: a crocheted scarf from Jane Gidday. (32) Mimi Smith received a scarf and fragrant soap. (33) Nancy Heaton shows her scented candle. (34) Nancy Reach scored with her lacy cowl.
Captions for the above ….. (35) Pam Welton shows her bracelet from Malaysia, courtesy of Nancy Heaton, who flies the world with Delta. (36) Peg Copelin admires her door prize tickets, or, as she proudly proclaimed, her: ‘investment in the guild.’ (37 and 38) The grand prize of the luncheon door prize event was a hand-made, 4-shaft, 4-treddle, 24″ floor loom which had been totally reconditioned and given a new life, new shuttles and a starter stash of yarns, which Ann Redmond won. Ann promptly announced that she is gifting the loom to a friend in Tallahassee who expressed an interest in learning to weave. Two members of the guild volunteered to provide the new owner with beginner instructions on how to get started. The spirit of Christmas is alive within the hearts of members of The Weavers of Orlando.