+ American Legion, Hugh T. Gregory Post 63
Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 3, the American Legion, Hugh T. Gregory Post 63 will no longer conduct Bingo Night on Wednesdays. The post will remain open for Bingo at 6:30 p.m. Mondays.
The post building, located at 271 W. Plant St, Winter Garden, is also open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday. Veterans are invited to drop by for coffee and conversation. A lunch menu is available.
Meetings are held at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month.
The legion is looking for historical articles, pictures or memorabilia about Post 63. Anyone with items to donate or lend can call (407) 656-6361.
For more information, email [email protected] or call (407) 656--6361.
+ American Legion, Tommie C. Sanders Memorial Post 109
The American Legion, Tommie C. Sanders Memorial Post 109 held a raffle earlier this month at the Ocoee Founders’ Day Festival to help support Boys State programs. Through Boys State, students have the opportunity to become a part of local, county and state government.
The raffle prize was a 32-inch HDTV with an LED screen. Ocoee Parks and Recreation Director Jeff Hayes was selected to draw the winner on Thursday, Nov. 13, at his office. Those present to witness the drawing were Dottie Godek, of the city of Ocoee, and Post 109 Commander Tom Mottlag.
The raffle winner is Kirk Stokes, of Winter Garden.
The post would like to thank all those who entered for their support and generosity.
+ Ocoee Lions Club
The Ocoee Lions Club, in conjunction with the city of Ocoee, will present the 2014 Ocoee Christmas Parade, beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the intersection of Maguire Road and Enterprise Street. The parade will end at Municipal Lakefront Park.
For those who wish to enter floats, marchers or walkers into the parade lineup, registration is now open. For more information, visit ocoeelionsclub.org/2014/10/preparations-begin-for-2014-ocoee-christmas-parade.
+ W.O. Seniors
The West Orange Seniors will celebrate the holiday season with a showing of the film “A Mom for Christmas” at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Tom Ison Seniors and Veterans Center, 1701 Adair St., Ocoee. Lunch will be served at noon, prior to the movie.
Bingo is held from 3 to 6:30 p.m. every Sunday, and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. every Monday, at the senior center. Free arthritis chair exercises, sponsored by Health Central Hospital, take place at 8 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.
Every Tuesday, line-dancing classes are available at 10 a.m., with a minimum $2 donation, and free belly-dancing exercises are offered at 1 p.m.
The seniors play cards from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. They also enjoy dominoes, walking, social activities, coffee and more, beginning at 9 a.m. each Wednesday at the center.
Crafts take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays, and chorus practice takes place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays.
For more information about the West Orange Seniors and upcoming events, call (407) 592-4498 or visit westorangeseniors.yolasite.com.
+ Rotary Club of Lake Buena Vista
The Rotary Club of Lake Buena Vista held its October First Tuesday Social at the American Q restaurant in the new B Resort & Spa in Downtown Disney.
Club members enjoyed an American barbecue feast and were dazzled by the B Resort’s beauty.
+ W.O. Women
For the ninth year, the West Orange Women decorated a tree for the Festival of Trees, at the Orlando Museum of Art. The Festival recently ran from Nov. 15 to 23.
The museum became a winter wonderland with many decorated trees, wreaths and gingerbread creations all for sale, along with holiday vignettes, raffle drawings and a Toyland Town activity area and shop for children.
The West Orange Women’s tree committee was composed of members Betty Fleshman, Dot Ansel, Joan Dullmeyer, Darby Turnipseed and Noel McGuigan.
+ W.O. Chamber of Commerce
The West Orange Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Member Appreciation Breakfast from 7:45 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Tanner Hall, 29 W. Garden Ave., Winter Garden.
The West Orange Chamber will celebrate its volunteers and active members through networking activities, an abundance of door prize drawings, the passing of the gavel ceremony, recognition of the outgoing board members and the 2014 State of the Chamber address. A buffet breakfast will be provided by Table Top Catering.
The cost is $10 per person. Corporate tables of eight are available for $80. From each ticket sold, $1 will go toward the West Orange Chamber/Danniel J. Petro Scholarship Fund. Reservations and/or cancelations must be made by Wednesday, Nov. 26.
To RSVP, visit wochamber.com.
The chamber also recently celebrated Eton Bridge Insurance and Financial Solutions’ one-year anniversary. The business is located at 7625 W. Sand Lake Road, Orlando.
Eton Bridge Insurance is a full-service agency offering home, auto, commercial, life and health insurance.
For more information, visit etonbridgesolutions.com.
+ O.C. Retired Educators Assoc.
The Orange County Retired Educators Association will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at College Park United Methodist Church, 644 W. Princeton St., Orlando.
For more, visit ocrea-fl.org or call (407) 677-0446.
+ Boys & Girls Clubs
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida invite the public to participate in its Faces of the Future Fundraising Breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at Universal Orlando Foundation Branch, 5055 W. Raleigh St., Orlando. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
Participants can help support local children and secure a better future. Guest Harris Rosen will speak during the program.
The public is also encouraged to tour a Boys & Girls Club to witness firsthand the core problems in action. Members will show how their club has changed their lives.
For more information, contact Sarah Johnston at [email protected] or call (407) 920-5140.
+ W.O. Republican Women, Federated
The West Orange Republican Women’s Club held its monthly meeting and luncheon Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Windermere Country Club. The guest speaker was Sue Trombino, founder of Women Impacting the Nation.
The December luncheon will take place at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at the club, 2710 Butler Bay Drive N. The group also will hold a Christmas live auction and silent auction at the event. The cost of the luncheon is $18. Membership of the West Orange Republican Women’s Club is not required to attend.
To make reservations, email [email protected] or contact Carolyn Sparks at (407) 248-9559. The deadline to register is 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28.
WEST ORANGE DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB
Results from Nov. 20
N-S: 1. N. Fortin – S. Landis 2. B. Ballenger – B. Cox 3. S. Kmiec – M. Ryan 4. J. Pozzuoli – C. Baldwin 5. Y. Peabody – M. Voorhees; E-W: 1. J. and G. Woltman 2. V. Oberaitis – J. Muzeni 3. N. Brockman – R. Kerkhoff 4. S. and B. Binkley 5. L. Meador – J. Winegard