Social ChiliChili, stew, cornbread, muffins and sweets was what all the Social-Lites were eating at the last gathering. Over twenty crockpots took over the kitchen of lovely hostess, Ginger Reyes. The spicy and savory aroma could be smelled down the street. Each lady had little cups to taste and write down their favorite dish. There was a vegetarian chili that made spicy enthusiasts sweat and a creamy cheese soup that made you eat more bread for dipping in this delectable treat which was one of the top three made by Diane Wiggins. Another top creation winner, Michelle Tacoronte, was my favorite, a chicken, potato, veggie stew. If your mouth was burning there were plenty of desserts to take the edge off. If you have missed these fun events or never have been to one here are the dates and description of the next few. St. Pat’s Game Night! Tuesday, March 15th, 6:30PM in the Terrace Room for those who love “Gaming” this Event will turn you “Green With Envy”! Game Night is one of our favorites “Ladies Night Out”! Those who attend in a “Wearing of the Green” costume will receive raffle tickets for a coveted and fabulous prize. Costumes are, of course, completely optional. Your RSVP and $8 pre-payment is necessary for an accurate “head count” so Chef prepares plenty of yummy appetizers. The $8.00 payment is due to Lacey Jones by mail or drop off no later than Tuesday evening, March 8th. Oh wait, I have another occasion for you to mark on your calendar. Creative Woven Art Made Fun & Easy on Thursday, April 21st @ 6:30 PM in the Terrace Room. Come join the Social-Lites and Cheryl Schene, our talented instructor, at 6:30 PM Thursday, April 21st in the Terrace Room for an outlet for your inner creative talents, some “social” fun, and a yummy appetizer buffet! She swears that crafting talent is not required! Cheryl will help you design a woven art piece that could be used as a small, pretty table runner , place mat or can be expanded at your leisure into a beautiful area rug. You may design your mat of strips of fabricate she provides or you may bring your own to match your home’s décor, color theme or patterns. Your art piece can charm your own home as an accessory to brag about or it can be made as a beautiful item for gifting!
School SpiritSchool spirit is going strong as Junior Class President, Anna Menough, left the their spirit stick in Mr.Bates room and it went a missing into the hands of the Seniors. The only way for the junior class to get their stick back was to go a treasure riddler hunt. The junior ASB class decided to say thank you and vasolined, plastic wrapped a few seniors lovely cars together. All I can say payback is a coming. “Great job at the All Star game. I am proud of all of you, players, student trainers, EMR students and honor guard. You represented your school proud,” said Coach Mike Dickenson. Congratulations to Board Member Herm Engelhardt and his wife Barbara for being named Helendale Community Service Awards Couple of the Year. Congratulations Kyra Thomas winning Helendale Community Services Awards Student of the Year.
Hats Off“Hats Off to Volunteers,” was the theme for the 6th Annual Community Service Awards presented by The Helendale Chamber of Commerce. Black and classy was the dress attire for the evening. Julie Garland was the hostess of ceremonies and kept the atmosphere light. There was a silent auction, raffles items, a Las Vegas weekend from Boyd Gaming and of course the big drawing of one’s association dues paid for the year. This year the winner was a friend and a great couple, Rob & Ginger Hodges. Dinner was better then last year, as you had a chicken codon bleu and a slice of beef with very garlic mashed potatoes and steamed mixed vegetables. Everyone seemed to enjoy the dinner as did not see any to go boxes this time. Dessert was a nice chocolate berry slice of heaven. The selected wonderful volunteers were then announced, as each receive a $500.00 to donate to their favorite local charities. Man of The Year, Dave Ellis, Woman of The Year, Shirley Parkes. Shirley is a sweet and kind giving much deserved of this award as she is always thinking and helping others before herself. She was genuinely moved and quite emotional and humble with her thank you. Couple of The Year was Herm & Barbara Engelhardt and Business of The Year, Lasting Impressions. The whole reason why I think these events are important was for Student of The Year as they receive $1000.00 towards their college expenses. This year, like every year there is three great students to choose from and one wishes that each would win as their resume already show more depth and volunteerism then most adults I know. This year, Kyra Thomas from Ace High School was awarded this honor but I have to mention Keith Driffin and Priscila Fuentes as they both should be proud of their accomplishments. Sylvia Callaway of Lasting Impressions summed the night and the reason for having these occasions, “Charity starts at home as we are all here cause we have the same love of helping others.”