ENCORE PRESENTATION ~~~ CELEBRATION IN HENDERSONVILLE!!! WE LOOK BACK!!
A light hearted glance back to 2004 in North Carolina!! The very best to Stan as he registers one more year of experience!!
THE QUINNS HOST A CELEBRATION!!
Sandi Quinn, most travelled reporter for THE SHUFFLER, not only has an ability to make her reports interesting, she has panache when it comes to hosting a party~~especially when that party is to celebrate the birthday of husband Stan!! On Monday evening a group of us got together for dinner at Fatz~~which is a first class eating establishment for those who may not know. Landy (Adkins) discovered almost at the outset that one could purchase a full bottle of wine for the price of two glasses!! Fatz policy; any wine not drank at the end of the evening will be bottled and may be taken with you~~it was not necessary to invoke their policy!! The wine and the tasty food made for good conversation between and among the many friends gathered to help Stan as he officially enters the age category of a Senior! At the appropriate time the staff came to the table, led us all in a rousing version of Happy Birthday, and then left Stan with the wonderful dessert that you see in the photo. It was such a generous helping that Stan passed it around the entire table~~no one could resist, and when it returned there was still a bit left. All had a great time. The get-together demonstrated that we all can continue to have good fun, to enjoy a party~~AND most everyone felt “real good” the next day!!! (Others ended up in the consolation event!!) It was a great event! All of us wish Stan a very Happy Birthday!! Stanistheman_200@yahoo.com 2004 09 07 & again 2005 09 02.
Article to follow written in 2004 by SANDI.
. “Three Nationals and More in ‘Apple Country’, USA” Hendersonville, NC
DO NOT READ THIS UNLESS YOU CAN TRAVEL IN SEPTEMBER!!
If you like to play in National tournaments you must put Hendersonville, NC on your shuffleboard ‘must do’ list. Every September the Hendersonville Shuffleboard Club hosts three National tournaments, a singles, a doubles and a mixed-doubles. Most of their 26 courts have a definite drift but they are predictable and kept in good shape. The club also does a good job at keeping the discs in good shape. So, with a couple of practice sessions, you are ready to compete. Some shufflers, like Stan and I, try to arrive a couple of weeks early to practice, take part in the club’s ‘fun shuffles’ and play in the two State tournaments the end of August. Others arrive the weekend before the National singles and get in a day or two of practice.
Hendersonville and the surrounding area has much to offer as well as shuffling. That is why so many shufflers make this their summer home. Because it is in the mountains, the weather is comfortable all summer and September is always so beautiful. Downtown Hendersonville is so enjoyable with lovely flowers, hanging baskets and shopping to suit every taste. Most Friday evenings streets are blocked off for live music, dancing and car shows. The annual 4-day NC Apple Festival, the first week of September, offers craft booths, sidewalk sales, food booths, entertainment and apples, apples, apples! Other attractions in Hendersonville are: Carl Sandburg Home; Flat Rock Music Festival; Flat Rock Nature Center; Curb Market; Walking Tour; Historic Johnson Farm; Western NC Air Museum; Bullington Horticultural Learning Center; The NC Arboretum; Mineral and Lapidary Museum; Hendersonville Train Depot; Jump Off Rock and Wolfe’s Angel. There are also several art studios, playhouses and theaters. The popular day-trips and weekend getaways are: Pigeon Forge, TN with Dolly Wood, great craftsmen, shopping and music shows; Maggie Valley and Cherokee, NC offering numerous music shows and casinos;
Asheville, NC with the Biltmore Estate, Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site, Folk Art Center and Biltmore Homespun Shops; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Chimney Rock; Mount Pisgah; DuPont State Park, and there are many spectacular waterfalls around the Brevard and Hendersonville areas. Ask anyone who spends time here what they think of Hendersonville and it will definitely peak your interest. So, whether for a week, a month or the whole summer, plan to check out Hendersonville, NC and I will look forward to seeing you on the courts!
Sandi Quinn 2004 09 21.