Christmas Holiday Party December 7, 2022

Optimist Club of Gettysburg

Christmas Holiday Party

December 7, 2022

The Optimist Club of Gettysburg met on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at the Gettysburg Fire Hall. Stacey and her staff had the fire hall decorated in the Christmas Spirit. We had the privilege of being entertained by the Gettysburg High School Orchestra to Holiday music.

Hors d’oeuvres and a fantastic dinner was prepared by Stacey and staff “Biggerstaff Catering”. President Gary Rappoldt welcomed 45 members and guests along with 14 children and 8 Orchestra members. Brent Smith opened our evening with the invocation.

Evening Agenda:

  1. Before dinner Lyne Aurand provided a craft table for all children.
  2. The children, members, and guests were led in singing Christmas carols by Wayne in hopes that if Saint Nicholas was making a practice Christmas run, he might hear us and stop to visit. To our surprise Santa Claus did make a splashing appearance and all the children had the chance to meet with Santa and receive a gift. Once again it was a great night for all.
  3. News Flash – we received $2,850.00 from the Giving Spree “ACCF”. Thank you, Joe and Fred, for all of your work.

Upcoming Dates:

  • 12/15/2022 Salvation Army Bell ringing
  • 1/1/2023 HAPPY NEW YEAR
  • 1/4/2023 Meeting @ Hoss’s Restaurant 6PM social, 6:30PM dinner
  • 1/7/2023 Optimist Basketball begins, GASD Lincoln Elementary, 9-12 see our website for registration information.
  • 1/7/2023 Optimist Basketball Lincoln Elementary 9-12
  • 1/14/2023 Optimist Basketball Lincoln Elementary 9-12
  • 1/21/2023 Optimist Basketball Lincoln Elementary 9-12
  • 1/28/2023
  • 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25 Opt. Basketball Lincoln Elem. 9-12
  • Oyster/Shrimp Fundraiser has been postponed for 2023
  • Our May 2023 Golf Tournament Fundraiser @ The Links at Gettysburg is on.

Happy Holidays, Daryl Aurand / Secretary

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