By Leslie Stirling
On Tuesday, July 23, 58 ladies came out to take part in our annual Christmas in July Texas Scramble. This year we celebrated Christmas in Australia and there were kangaroos, boomerangs, poinsettias, and angels galore. The weatherman couldn’t have been any kinder. Although the day was hot, a lovely breeze came up to keep us comfortable.
Dinner on the patio was fantastic – turkey with all the trimmings (wonderful stuffing) and finished off with pumpkin tarts with whipping cream. This is my favourite meal and I had been looking forward to it for weeks. Those wonderful ladies in the kitchen did not disappoint.
Deb Rainer did her usual great job of organizing the gift bags and prizes. I know she starts her shopping right after Christmas. She always has a last minute rush to see that everyone who comes out to play goes home with something. We just hope that she realizes how much we appreciate her.
Special prizes went out to five teams. The team of Stacey Gartner, Holly Van Sickle, Louise Lodge and Barb Morris won for lowest score. The team of Wanda Amos, Kandra Amos, Gail Kipp and Tara Murphy turned in the highest score but still took home a prize for that.
We always play some kind of a word game and two teams tied for first place – Abbey Bates, Marg Anderson, Isabell Hadford and Deb Legaree, Trudy Scarlett, Christina LeCerf. The best dressed team (because dressing up is an important part of our Fun Nights) was Carol Young, Shirley Ross, Sylvia Chivers and Theresa McCastle. A special prize for individual costume went to Stacey Gartner.
Hole prizes went to Kandra Amos (Shais Design), Kim Law (Station House Restaurant and Barb and Carman Smith), Denise Howe (The Look Boutique), Susan Bondar (Val Bella Studio and Avril’s Garden), Chris LeCerf (AG Foods), Carol Willox (Barriere A&W), Evelyn Lucas (Bondar Forest Planning), Leslie Stirling (Carl’s Market Garden), Marg Anderson (Barriere Irly Building and Stamer Logging), Ilke Marais (Barriere Massage), Abbey Bates (Ron Wallace Trucking and Rainer Custom Cutting), Louise Lodge (Carol Patton, CGA and Crystlee’s Hair Design), Carrie Young (Bodi Mekanix), Barbie Morris (Country Store Antiques), Irene Beeton (Estylo Hair Design), Cathy Theriault (Knight’s Inn), Audrey Rilcoe (Our Little Secret), Beverly Murphy (Lexa Caterers), Sharon Spooner (Chinook Cove Ladies Night) and Susan Mitchell (Pottery by Ramona). Thanks to all our sponsors including Bob Stirling, Barriere Auto Parts, Alpine Meadow Resort, Chinook Cove Golf Course and the Star Journal for helping to make our Ladies Nights so successful.
Next week we are back to regular golf. Our next Fun Night is Golf for Cancer on August 20, with a ‘Think Pink and Wigs’ theme.
The Ladies will be heading out with pledge sheets to raise funds for Breast Cancer research. If anyone would like to make a donation feel free to call me at 250-672-5706, or stop by the North Thompson Fall Fair office when it opens on August 6 (located next to Armour Mountain Bookkeeping).
Book early and don’t forget to book your golf cart at the same time.