Crafts RCR Residents are finding lots to do at the Clubhouse on Tuesday mornings. Classes and craft demonstrations are being offered 10-12. If you have a craft you would like to teach or demonstrate call Joyce Trachsel, Craft Coordinator at 636-441-1970.
Sporting Around with NY and Friends “Their at the Post!" And “It’s a homerun!” were just some of the shouts as party goers shot footballs, basketballs, putted for a “hole -in -one, raced their horses and rolled the dice for bases. Dinner gift cards were given to the overall winners along with basket give-a-ways. The food was again catered by Affordable Custom Caterers and the roast beef just melted in your mouth. Of course, the delicious dinner was topped off by the famous NY cheesecake. Guests could also take fun pictures as a baseball or football player, basketball referee, golf partner with the Three Stooges or with the WW II pro wrestlers Mike and Eve. Music with the Spotlight Entertainment highlighted the evening and left guests begging for more. We are looking forward to next year's party “Rockin’ the 50’s with NY and Friends,” on January 17, 2017. So get your T’s and poodle skirts ready for a great time.
Line DancingMore than 60 RCR residents are getting ready for parties this year by attending Line Dance Classes on Thursday evenings. Individual line dance steps are reviewed with Steve Strict at 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.Beginner classes at 6:30-7:30 p.m. and more advanced dances at 7:30-8:30 p.m. with Val Quirion and Jill Cross.
GERMAN FEST 2016It was an outstanding evening. This opinion came from numerous guests, not just the committee members!! The band Alpine Express once again not only played a wonderful variety of dance music but also entertained everyone with individual performances on the Alpen Horn, a saw, cowbells and an instrument similar to a Xylophone. They also got everyone up to learn a strange new fast food dance and to join in a most interesting Conga Line. They even persuaded twelve brave souls to compete in a German Green Hat contest. Equally important, Buffalo Bills, whose owners are Gary and Lucy Steinwachs, proved that they certainly know how to prepare real German food. Of course the beer and wine (new this year) was enjoyed by all. Plans are underway for 2017, so stay tuned. We will try to make it even better.by Peter Crich
Yappy Tails of the 2016 RCR Dog ShowRained out on our first try, the 2016 RCR Dog Show went off without a hitch on February 13. Starting with the Grand Parade of Dogs, proud RCR dog owners showed off their might mutts. Dogs of all breeds and sizes paraded before us with everything from an Akita, Weimaraner, Nufipoo, Havenese, English Springer Spaniel to Pomkies, Yorkies and Miniature Shelties. You name it and they were there. Read More…Sarah Boehmer
2016 Senior Games Golf…A beautiful day for golf at Lake Venice GC, Venice, found 14 foursomes competing in a 9-hole scramble tournament. This, the second year of this event, was as successful as the inauguration event last year. Because of the blind draws for team selection, the scores were close ranging from one over to six under par for the winning team. Third place had to be decided by matching cards.
2016 New Orleans TripOn January 31 we headed out for a trip to New Orleans, never knowing how much fun we could have. Our first stop in New Orleans was Mardi Gras World where we would experience the magic of the parades. We started off with lunch followed by a short film explaining Mardi Gras and its history. There, everyone was able to try on some of the costumes before being given a taste of the famous King Cake. Bev Hinds was lucky enough to find the baby in her piece!Read More >>>
Yappy Tails of the 2016 RCR Dog ShowRained out on our first try, the 2016 RCR Dog Show went off without a hitch on February 13. Starting with the Grand Parade of Dogs, proud RCR dog owners showed off their might mutts. Dogs of all breeds and sizes paraded before us with everything from an Akita, Weimaraner, Nufipoo, Havenese, English Springer Spaniel to Pomkies, Yorkies and Miniature Shelties. You name it and they were there. Starting off with the Costume Class, Skipper buzzed in with his Sweet Bee costume to take first place, followed by Biker Babe Sugar Bear, owned by Jim and Pam Mosher, and then Sadie, and Mender.Next we had Oldest Dog with Phoebe, a Basenji, the winner and Youngest Dog with Belle at just 5 months.Biggest Dog was Skipper owned by Claudia Stieber, Smallest Dog was Sadie, a tinyYorkshire Terrier, owned by Bill and Ellie Eldred. (Had to use a magnifying glass to find her!) Waggiest Tail, won by Pete, owned by Maureen Bell and the Barkiest Dog went to Tango, owned by Reg and Mary Lou Bungay. We had quite a few dogs come a great distance just to come to RCR. Dogs from as far as New Brunswick, Ottawa, Peterborough and Cape Cod. The winners from New Brunswick were the Bungays, followed by Macy, owned by Cathy Yorke, then Sevi and Dharma.On to Obedience with a crew of dogs that had really been trained. What a difficult job trying to determine who had the best Heel and Sit, won by Zoey, owned by Debbie Forkey. Then the Sit and Stay won by Tango and Mary Lou Bungay. Finally, the Long Down, won by Macy owned by Cathie Yorke. Even a little girl with dog treats could not move these dogs!Then the Fun classes with Fetch Class won by Heartlie, owned by Linda and Rene Carreau. Trick Class brought on the laughs as the little darlings show off their stuff with Millie, owned by Ted and Mary Lou Allison, taking the blue ribbon. Finally, the Jumping Challenge, won by Pete the “English Springer”, owned by Maureen Belle. We were happy with such a great turnout by the RCR dogs and their owners. We finished out the day with a “Show Off Class” where owners could show off all the tricks their dogs could do. We want to thank Subway, Petco and Pet Smart for their awesome donations, and all the people that helped make this a success!Thanks so much, Sarah Boehmer
Royal Coachman Resort Senior GamesIn January 2001 former resident Hal Scott started the first RCR Senior Games. He had been active in senior games in Illinois for several years. What started as one person's idea with eleven events over five days has become a multi week effort with 46 events ranging from badminton to washer toss. Participants are separated into four 10-year age groups; 50s, 60s, 70s and 80+ and any participant can register for as many events as they like. The current RCR Senior Games occur each Feb starting with mixed bocce, golf, tennis and horseshoes. The second week is where the vast majority of events occur. We have managed to fit the remaining 42 events into eight days culminating with a bocce ball grand championship game between the men's and women's championship teams. The following day, Sunday, there is a banquet for all participants.We wish to thank all who participated, volunteer or player and look forward to your continued support and participation in the upcoming 2017 RCR Senior Games. As we close in on the time for those Games more information will be made available. The Senior Games are open to any Park Resident or Registered Camper aged 50 Years or more.
RCR’s 2016 Variety Show, “ It’s a Small World After All” was a smashing success!!! The word around the park was that it was the best show ever. It is very hard to beat the combination of comedy and music that the $3 ticket provided to all in attendance. As we have done in the past, we directed $1,000 to the South County Food Pantry ($84 of this was a contribution from the New England party, which we really appreciated) together with over 600 food and cleaning items. Thank you most sincerely for your support. I encourage you to click on the pictures and video links. The theme for 2017 is “Entertainment Tonight.” Mark March 4 and 5 on your 2017 calendar and we guarantee you will see the best show ever!Peter Crich, Director