President Clayton Speaks: Avon Park Senior Activities Center (APSAC) was honored to host 40 fine Lady And Gentleman Amateur Shufflers for State Tournament A14A at our historic club in Donaldson Park on the shores of beautiful Lake Verona in Avon Park, “The City of Charm” on January 15th and 16th.
Stan Speaks: I dropped in to talk with some of those in attendance. The first shuffler I spoke with was Darlene Mealy of Rew, PA. Darlene was encouraged by friends to begin shuffling 4 years ago. Darlene said: “I love the fun aspect, AND it gives me exercise. I love meeting all the new people.” This was Darlene’s first tournament.
I spoke next with Nancy Foley of Bartow, FL, and Cortland, OH. Nancy became a State AM in 2017. She is a member of the Lakeland Shuffleboard Club. She competed in the Polk Senior Games AND, took first in her group, with Bruce Nemcosky. Nancy said she loved the courts. She also expressed appreciation for Dean’s remarks offered before “The Games Began”. (I expect she is referencing the Senior Games, and Dean Myklejord)
I next spoke with Dawn Engelsman of Avon Park. Dawn said this: I have been a District Am for 10 years. I began shuffling in the park years ago and it was fun, so my husband and I “Got Into It”! My home state is MI, town of St Joseph.
Stan Speaks: I want to thank each player for spending some time expressing their appreciation for SHUFFLEBOARD~~ 2018 01 21.