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Caloosa Winnies
November 2009 Outing
by Nancy Miller

November 2009 Outing pictures

The first camping weekend for the Caloosa’s was held at Riverside RV Park near Arcadia, FL with 30 coaches attending! Among the 30 coaches were 5 new ones with excited owners showing off their new homes on wheels! They graciously allowed the rest of the group to take a close look and as a result – 3 other members also ordered new coaches!

The Caloosa’s are doing our part to keep those lines moving in Forest City! 

Thursday at 4:00pm Happy Hour was held with President, Jerry Miller welcoming everyone back from summer travels. Dinner was served with Swedish Meatballs and delicious dishes prepared by the members. An Ice Cream Social followed, with everyone making their favorite sundaes! Cards and games were enjoyed for the rest of the evening.

Friday morning our traditional Pancake Breakfast was prepared by our hosts and other volunteers. Tours of the new coaches was next, and at 2:00pm Beanbag Baseball was a big hit! On our winning team were Cheryl Wilson, Gene Hogan, Belinda Feldgoise, Jim Brand, Charlie Zucker, Gerry Sciarrino, Jim Rayburn, Diane Cipolla, and Bud Swift!  Happy Hour commenced at 4:00pm, we caravanned to Golden Corral Buffet for dinner at 5:30. Later in the evening we played a game, “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”, hosted by Meredith Vieira stand-in Nancy Miller. The game brought lots of laughs – and groans – and a team of winners, Corinne Wightman, Sally Rayburn, Jim Brand and Larry Ireland. they didn’t win a REAL million – just a plastic million dollar bill!  Prizes were also given to our winning Baseball team – each received a certificate and box of Cracker Jacks!

Saturday morning breakfast was Potluck with so much wonderful food – everyone had plenty to eat! The Business Meeting was held with lots of news about the upcoming season and March State Rally. President Jerry presented a certificate to new members Frank & Diane Cipolla who are the 50th members of the Caloosa Winnies! The rest of the afternoon was spent enjoying the sunshine, visiting with friends and shopping! Happy Hour

at 4:00pm brought the group back together, followed with a delicious Turkey Dinner.  Cards and games were played for the rest of the evening.

Sunday morning donuts, bagels, rolls and fruit greeted everyone for breakfast before we

had to say our goodbyes! It was such a GREAT weekend – back with GREAT friends – and we look forward to the rest of our season!

THANKS to our Co-Hosts Larry & Betty Ireland, Al & Cathy Goebel, Pete & Corinne Wightman, Jerry & Nancy Miller. Larry Ireland must STILL have dishpan hands!! GREAT job keeping all those dishes done!, Larry!!

If you’re traveling in our area FEEL FREE to join in with our group! See our camping schedule at Who’s Inviting Travelers on the WIT Club site, or at Caloosa Winnies. We’d be HAPPY you have you visit with us!

Nancy Miller