Carolina Colours Celebrates Oktoberfest

Over 70 Carolina Colours residents and their friends gathered recently at the Pavilion for their 1st Annual Oktoberfest Celebration. The potluck event gave those in attendance the chance to enjoy each others company in a relaxed atmosphere as well as to share their favorite recipes, many of which had a definite Bavarian leaning in keeping with the event. All of the food, German or not, was well received as evidenced by the virtually empty serving dishes left by the end of the evening.

The event was made that much more festive by the beautiful autumn decorations provided by CC residents Chris-Ann Streeter and Betty Orsega as well as Miss Kitty, our Taproom attendant. Our sincere thanks go out to them for their efforts in turning the dining room into a beautiful setting for our Oktoberfest and for donating the mums to go with our other door prizes that were given away. Our congratulations go out to all who went home with a little something extra from the evening.

We would also like to thank all of the residents who so generously participated in our efforts to provide the Coastal Women’s Shelter, under the direction of Carolina Colours resident Suzanne Gifford, with many of the staples needed for operating their safe house as well as the residents’ participation in the 50/50 raffle, which resulted in the donation of $110 to the shelter. The winner of the 50/50 raffle was, ironically, Suzanne Gifford, the shelter’s director.

Additionally, we would like to thank Jerry Trenholm who once again acted as our photographer for the evening, recording the event and those in attendance for our newsletter and other Carolina Colour publications.

One last item to note from this event was the number of residents who voiced their positive reaction to the name tags that were worn. We must always remember that new residents are always arriving at Carolina Colours and that many other residents don’t always have the continual contact with each other necessary for remembering the names of all who they meet. These name tags are always appreciated.

To all of you who have expressed your compliments on this event, we offer our humble thanks, and we hope to see you, along with those residents who were unable to attend, at next year’s Oktoberfest.

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