The Annual Christmas Party was a great time for all. The attendance was the best since the split with the annual awards program and meeting. It was once again an occasion for awards – this time to recognize our youth cross country racing team. Many families attended to show support for the kids. It seemed we had twice as many tables set up and still less empty seats. It is great to see the club reaching the youth. Everyone had plenty to eat and a great time of fellowship. The following week many gathered at Rax to embark on a Christmas Lights Run.
New Year’s Day presented another opportunity for the club to celebrate a holiday together. Kevin and Debbie Harry’s absence left some of us wondering what to do to start the new year. A run on New Year’s to start the year right just seems so appropriate. Wesley Free Methodist Church opened its doors for a walk and run. Nearly 20 members completed the approximately 3.6 mile course through Edgewood. A few fellows thought the course not long enough and chose to take a detour . Another half dozen adults and kids shot baskets and played in the gym while we ran. Following the run, everyone enjoyed a variety of food and drink including a tasty BBQ with coleslaw made by Phil Miller. Special thanks to my friends, Ann and Sherry, for coming over early to become acquainted with the course and help lead the pack during the run.