What a perfect weekend for being outside!! Evenings a light jacket or sweat shirt was sufficient and during the day it was warm enough that no wrap was required. Much better than the year it was freezing.
Fifteen families joined Wounded Warriors at Nebo in Fredericksburg for kicking off the Christmas season. Friday the annual Lighted Christmas Parade (the biggest one ever with 155 entries!) followed dinner at the Nimitz Ballroom. The Nimitz Rotary Club cooked and hosted the dinner serving prime rib, smoked chicken, scalloped potatoes and french green beans. If guests still had room after all that there were desserts provided by the Renovators Sunday School Class, Fredericksburg UMC. Needless to say, no one went away hungry. After the parade, everyone scattered. Some going to check out the ice skating and other activities at Market Platz while others headed for the hotel.
Saturday everyone was on their own until lunch at Hondo’s on Main then more exploring until dinner at St. Joseph’s Halle. The Catholic Daughters provided a delicious meal of smoked turkey, ham and various side dishes. And again, there were ample desserts to satisfy any sweet tooth. There was an activity area for kids who were not interested in the “Name that Song” game. In addition, every child was able to pick at least one gift from the tables of gifts.
This was a really good group! Attending were both active duty and medically retired veterans. Among them there were singles, couples, and couples with children (in fact there were 25 children). Some of the attendees were old friends but most are new friends.
To see photos from the event go to the top of the page and click on the ‘Photos’ tab.