The day after a very successful Hall of Fame Celebration and Induction Ceremony!! Yes, I must say, both Jim and I are exhausted. It was a very nice day, a great time was had by all. It was very nice to see and talk with Lois & Stan, and Bill & Lorraine, and a great opportunity to wish Max & Ruth well in their new journey in life, talk to Ruth & Larry and listen to Larry giving his speech at our Induction Ceremony. Many thanks to all these great 8 people who had the wisdom to begin an exciting time for the Hall of Fame in 2004 for our Central District.
The presenters at the Ceremony gave very nice meaningful speeches for Barbara, Don, Dean & Mike. We learned more about Dean and Mike and their early lives than we had heard before. We already knew what great assets to our Central District they were ! Congratulations again to all of you!
We loved seeing so many people come out to congratulate the Inductees and share food and fun. There were 114 players and at least another 25 who just come for fun, or worked.
We wish to thank Jim & Marlene, and Jerry from Winter Haven for all the excellent help setting up. This is a lot of work! Marlene & George handled the tournament so well and made many people happy with the many payoffs. Thank You to Jim for announcing all the lovely Gifts (donated from many in the district) given to many players.
Thank You, Stan, for doing photography as I did not get the chance to do this. It is also our wish to hope the people who came for the first time will bring another two with them next year.
Thank You , Jim & Ginny Chandler