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Thanksgiving 2013

Spanish American Club celebrates Thanksgiving

By Herman Santa

On Saturday, Nov. 23, members of the Spanish American Club, Inc. gathered at the Disabled American Veterans Club in Port St. Lucie for the annual Thanksgiving party.  Ron Bryson and Nancy Rozon were at the registration table checking the members and their guests, giving them their table numbers and handing out door prizes tickets.  Al and Virginia Feliciano sold the drawing tickets (50/50).  The master of ceremonies was Carlos Bonet, president of the club.

Carlos welcomed everyone to the party and gave us an update of the status of the club. He also had all the birthday members of the month of November stand near the bar so that the D.J. can play a “Happy Birthday” song for them.  Among them were Nancy Rozon, Vivian Megaro, Yolanda Foy and Billy Betancourt.  There were four door prizes that were given out. The winners were Dana Peterson, Linda Manzanares, Carlos López and Fe Vall de Ruten.  The 50/50 winners were Millie Asencio and José Ramírez.  The hat dance contest winner was Lily Cruz.

The club continued a 20-year tradition by distributing food baskets to low income families in Indiantown for Thanksgiving and donating holiday gift bags for needy children in the area.  During the break Herman Santa and Nancy Rozon from the Christmas Toys Committee collected the Christmas gifts to be donated before Christmas.  A big thanks to the board of directors of the club that made this possible and to the members that made donations and helped with the Christmas Toys drive.

Our entertainment D.J. José Ramírez did a terrific job entertaining us with his repertoire of songs from back in our day and modern salsa music. He had us dancing until late at night.  Our President Carlos Bonet and his board are always doing great parties every month.  The parties are just so great, they keep us coming back.

The Christmas party for 2013 has already been scheduled for Dec. 28, at the Italian club in Port St. Lucie.  If you are interested in becoming a member of the club, please contact the president of the club Carlos Bonet at spanishkroke@aol.com.

Photo # 1 ” Door prize winners” L to R; Dana Peterson, Linda Manzanares, Carlos Lopez and Fe Vall de Ruten

Photo # 2 “Birthday celebration” L to R: Nancy Rozon, Vivian Megaro, Yolanda Foy and Billy Betancourt

Photo # 3 “Toys Collection” L to R: Carlos Bonet, Al Feliciano, Alex James, Nancy Rozon, Raquel O’Connor, Herman Santa and Ron Bryson


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