About 100 people were at the community center on Feb. 12, to see the Dukes perform, and eat dinner.
The dinner included chicken cordon bleu a la orange, rice pilaf, string bean almondine, and valentine cupcakes which were prepared by Ed and Eileen Goldstein. There were quite a few helpers, and they were Tom Carter, Nancy Huey, and Robbie and Doug Lockard.
The Dukes were booked by Gary Wilcox, and the helpers for the dance included Chick and Annmarie Shackewyc, Cheryl and Ken Leone, Barb and Dave Livingston, Ed and Joan Fisher, Bill and Donna Quinn, and Gary and Carol Wilcox.
This was the first dinner and dance presented at Grand Horizons and, from what I understand, it went over very well.
It was Germaine Marion’s birthday, and Jerry Raffa brought along a sheet cake to celebrate her birthday. I understand she was quite surprised. Good going, Jerry!
Since we were unable to attend because of previous commitments, we sure hope they have it again.
The dinner started off with Gary Wilcox saying grace.
After the dinner, the dance began and, with the Dukes playing, everyone had a great time. The Dukes played old rock ‘n’ roll tunes, while there was line-dancing on the floor. There were various songs and tunes that the Dukes did, and it sure kept things hopping.
In addition to dancing and dinner, from what Eileen Goldstein told me, they had a drawing for a basket that was put together by Cheryl Leone. Since I happen to know that Cheryl is pretty good at crafts, I can just imagine the basket.
I spoke with Cheryl, and she told me the basket that was awarded to a lucky winner included several scratch-off tickets for the lottery and some cash. So, all in all, it sounded like it was a good night.
A pancake breakfast was held at the community center on Feb. 25, and 81 people attended.
Before breakfast was served, grace was said by Jim Leitzke. Afterward, the tables were called up for pancakes, French toast and sausages.
This breakfast was hosted by Dave and Mary Heim with lots of helpers in the kitchen, including Pat Bond, Tom Carter, Linda Rogers, Rosie Semian and Diane Taggart.
There will be another show at Grand Horizons on March 4. Rich Wilson will be coming. We have seen him previously and know that we are in for a treat. Residents, along with guests are welcome.
By Helene Rubenstein
Published March 1, 2017