Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Section

Holiday Brunch

Holiday Brunch

Tampa Bay
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 10:00am to Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:00am
Safety Harbor
Florida

By Lynn Hutchinson:  Our annual Holiday Brunch was held at the Safety Harbor Spa on December 4, 2016. We had a lovely private room with windows facing the pool and grounds, and Tampa Bay. We had 74 people in attendance…… a fabulous turnout! What a great time we had visiting with members, new and old. We began the festivities by honoring Ed and Carolyn Jarotz as the Tampa Bay Section's members of the year.  Ed and Carolyn regularly attend the business meeting and our monthly events. They have also been event organizers.  Everyone loves our Chinese auction, stealing each other’s gifts up to three times.  It’s always amazing to see what gifts are at a premium. This year some of the gifts that were stolen often were a Christmas train with candles, a car trunk organizer, sunglasses, and wine and chocolates. Of course, also very popular were the Mercedes throws and the model cars. We also donated 50 gifts to the Hope Children’s Home as well as $625 in gift cards ($375 from the Club, $75 from members, and $175 from the raffle of prints of original oil paintings by our own Scott Suits). I saved telling about the food until last. I do believe the Spa’s lobster bisque is fabulous. I have been to other brunches, but the Spa’s food for variety and freshness cannot be duplicated. The huge cold shrimp and oysters on the half shell make my mouth water. The carved prime rib was the best ever…so tender. For breakfast lovers, what an assortment to pick from! There is an omelet station and a waffle station, too. Mark your calendar now for December 3 for the 2017 Holiday Brunch. We will have a limit of 80 people. Photos by Dave Hutchinson.