Highlands County Corvettes 2021 Christmas Party

Dateline 12.28.21 – We hope that everyone had a very Merry Christmas! Or, as the crooner Andy Williams used to say, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year...”.

This year’s Christmas Party was held on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at the Tanglewood Community Center, secured by Patti and Russ Ryan of Sebring. Festivities started at 4 pm and rolled on with dinner and our Chinese Christmas Gift Giving. We had 42 members attend.

Kudos to Edde King and Mary Carol Plott for coordinating the catered dinner with Hartzell’s. . Everyone enjoyed the dinner of barbecue ribs and chicken, salad, potato salad, coleslaw, and cake. Mary Carol and Edde, along with Kathy Rouse, Patti & Russ Ryan, Nell & Rolle Walriven, Tom King decorated the dining hall, and John Meyerhoff setup the holiday music and evening program.

Then we got to the serious fun, the Chinese Gift Exchange. This is arguably the only kind of Christmas gift exchange that is based on stealing gifts.

Those that participated brought a  $15 gift; a men’s gift and a lady’s gift. Everyone was given a number and called up to pick a gift, then took a gift from the men’s or ladies side, and opened the gift to show everyone.

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After a few openings and everyone has had the chance to see opened gift, when the next number is called, if there’s a gift that was opened that the next person wants, they can STEAL it from the first recipient! The person that had their gift “stolen”, can then either “steal” someone else’s gift, or go pick an unopened gift. A single gift can be “stolen” three times.

This was BY FAR the most popular, funny gift of the party! Karen Teeters picked this gift and didn’t have it for long! Someone STOLE it!!!

With a group of friends this back and forth “stealing” of gifts generates a lot of laughs and fun!

Rollie Walriven was the party’s 50/50 winner!

Thanks to everyone that helped make our Highlands County Corvettes Annual Christmas Parts another successful event!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! – Scott