We had a great turnout for our Annual Family Christmas on Monday. We had 24 members in attendance, three of which came from the Club Satellite, two NFDL Key Clubbers and 29 family members/ significant others. There was a 50/50 Raffle drawing this week and Dave Twohig was the lucky winner. However, Dave wasn’t quite so lucky when he drew the Four of Spades, a non-winner. The next drawing will be on Monday, December 30th when we’re back at the Retlaw Hotel. That drawing will have 40 cards with eight pay cards and a pot of at least $166.
Twenty four members of the Fond du Lac High School Cardinal Singers joined us on Monday morning to entertain us with a wonderful selection of Christmas themed music. The Cardinal Singers are a choral club that practices in off school hours and days. Typically the group practices before school begins and/or on Sundays. The Christmas programs that the Cardinal Signers do are mostly self-directed while the Spring Programs are directed by Cory Schneider, their faculty director. During the Christmas season the group does anywhere from 30 to 35 programs for local groups. The Cardinal Singers also do competitions, not so much for the awards, but for the experience of performing. The group travels to various competitions every other year outside of Wisconsin and has been quite successful. The Singers also do more than performances. They do numerous activities at the local elementary schools on a regular basis to instill the love of music at an early age.