Vol. 13, No. 25, December 18, 2000

 Annual Christmas Party

With everyone in a festive mood, and most people decked out in festive clothing, the BBRC celebrated its annual holiday party. Harpist Tiffany Wirt provided background music, while breakfast was served to an overflowing house.

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Joseph Brazen

Each table was replete with an Alvin Goldfarb catalog, thanks to Steve Goldfarb’s No Fine Badge. Joseph Brazen also provided free CDs with Christmas music and Santa images for each family attending.

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Glendale Country Club Staff honored.

The meeting was called to order by President Cary Kopczynski, and Wayne McCaulley delivered the invocation. John DeWater helped give special thanks to our faithful kitchen and wait-staff, each of whom was presented with a boutonniere. Those honored were Mario, who maintains the PA system, Mary Ann, Claudia, and Adena, the wait-staff, and Paul, Luis, and Juan from the kitchen.

Lynn Gauthier
Songleader Lynn Gauthier

Phil Salvatori was the Master of Ceremonies, while Madeline Gauthier led several songs, accompanied by Jay Powers on the piano.

Santa & Wendy
Santa & Wendy

The big event, of course, was the arrival of Santa Claus, who must be related to the Mix family, for he bore a curious resemblance to the BBRC Editor-in-Chief, John Mix. Santa was preceded by Brian the Red-Nosed Australian [Evison]. Santa passed out presents to the children, and smart aleck remarks to the adults. Don Chandler gave a BBRC Christmas present to our exchange student, Tah.

Father Jim Picton
Father Jim Picton

Bob Holert introduced Father Jim Picton from St. Madeleine Sophie Church. Father Jim was a practicing lawyer before he entered the priesthood, and he continues to maintain his WSBA license.

Although he warned the assembled crowd that a lawyer/priest was likely to be lengthy in his presentation, his Christmas gift to us was his short but to-the-point comments represented by the Christmas season in the Christian faith.

Carol Eiseman, with Margie Burnett and President Cary Kopczynski

Margie Burnett made a special gift to a remarkable woman, Carol Eiseman. Carol and her husband have adopted 13 severely impaired or abused foster children, 7 of whom still live with them. Carol and her husband are an inspiration to all and were presented with a check for $1,500 for Christmas presents for the children.

John Martinka presided over an auction for two fabulous wooden toys, a red wagon and a fairy, built by Guy Falsco of the University Rotary Club, who was in attendance. Paul Martin bid $110 for the red wagon, while Rourke O’Brien’s son, Michael, bid $120 for the fairy. All proceeds will go to Youth Services.

Christmas Party Photo Gallery
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