It began with balloons and beads, lots of beads. Snowbirds showed up early, and in costume, to mingle with the many vendors who were on hand to greet us including: Tijuana flats, Rocking Tacos and The Magnolia Grill, who provided us with tasty samples of there wares. Also sharing material with us were: the Heritage Park Cultural center, Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Tammy’s Tours, The Gulfarium, Stretchers Quest, Shalimar Golf course, Resort Quest and the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.
Then the Choctaw High School Jazz Band under the direction of Mr. Brad Parks took the stage and entertained us with lively tunes and wonderful solo performances by: Belle Devold, Josh Wood, Eli Hedorla, Leah Price, Cole Browning, Joel Rivera, Trace Bolger and John Riels. After receiving a standing ovation (richly deserved) the members were on there way back to school. They truly represent there school and there community with dignity and pride. We applaud there hard work and dedication.
Activities continued on all fronts last week and we will try to be as accurate as possible in keeping up with all the participants and winners:
Bridge: Sue Hurle, Dave Hoff & Irene Hoff Sue Ebner, Irene McDonnell & Mike Mailoux
Cribbage:Tom Ebner (605), David Smith (603) & Barry Reed (601)
Pinnochle: Dan Garrison, Terry Moseler, Rodney Haworth, Dan Ryan, Dennis Vanlaningham.
Euchre: 1st Place: Irene McDonell (62), 2cd Place: Shirley Dale (60) & 3rd. Place: Bev Storzer (58). The FWB Snowbird Euchre Tournament begins Wednesday Feb. 7th and will last until the 21st. Check the website for rules, prizes and times. Come join in the fun.
Sheepshead: Tom DeBruin, Bev Stozer, Judy Beine, Ken Spratz, Don Bussiere and Marv Hills were all winners this week.
Our first golf scramble was held on Jan. 26, at the Shalimar Pointe Golf Course and cudos go out to the staff at Shalimar for making it a terrific day for golf. Several members were winners of the on course contests: Dave Thaldorf won for Men’s closest to the pin. Jane Tennant was closest to the pin for the ladies and Kathy Bruins had the longest putt of the day on No. 18. The winning team for the day was led by Jim Moffatt along with team mates Mike Prevost, Larry Proper and JoAnn Hoffman
Par three at the Golf Gardens had another mild but beautiful day for golf and 29 golfers took advantage of the day: On course winners were, Myrna Bertheau & Sheena Baker for the ladies and Les Guthrie & Rod Jensen for the Men. Low scores for the day went to John Bohannon (32) and Sue Proper with a (37).
February is a busy month so check the website at fwbsbc.com and join in on all the activities: Volunteers are always welcome. Our club strength is determined by our volunteers, so I would hope that you don’t walk behind me. I may not lead the right direction, don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.