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Holiday Brunch

Holiday Brunch

Tampa Bay
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 12:00am
Safety Harbor
Florida

By Lynn Hutchinson: Photos by Dave Hutchinson - Our 2017 Annual Holiday Brunch was held on December 3rd at the Safety Harbor Spa. We had a record 80 people signed up and 76 attended. The room is so pretty with windows looking out on Tampa Bay and on the Spa’s swimming pool. As the first order of business, the award for Member(s) of the Year was presented by Past-President Gary Dolin, to Greg and Pat Watson. Greg and Pat regularly attend the business meetings each month and have organized several of our most successful events. Many or our members help support our annual Christmas gift drive for Hope Children's Home by bringing unwrapped toys. Our Section also donated funds applied towards gift certificates for the older children. Additionally, Scott Suits provided three different prints of his beautiful artwork that were raffled off to raise additional funds. Thank you, Scott, for your generous donation  Of all the brunches I have ever attended, this one is by far the winner. Breakfast foods, salads, cold shrimp and oysters on the half shell, hot food including chicken, fish, mashed potatoes, and vegetables as well as carved prime rib. One of my favorites is the lobster bisque. Last but not least is the huge dessert table….so many choices. All are so good. The fun part of the brunch is our Chinese Auction where the gifts are opened and then the next person can “steal an opened gift” or open a new one. Everyone has a good time and there are lots of laughs when the gifts are stolen. Mark your calendar for next year; the Brunch will be December 2nd and the room holds a maximum of 80 people. Get your reservation in when it is announced in the newsletter.