Over the course of the last three years, Mid-Winter Survivors (MWS) have come up with many different thoughts, ideas, and preferences from activity participants. The planning committee has been slowly introducing different ideas into the annual gathering and even picked up a good idea from November's newly introduced fall gathering--music and dancing. It seemed to get everyone conversing quickly and into the mood for an SLI Mid-Winter Survivors party for all its residents--especially those weathering the long, quiet winter on the SLI grounds.
The next event is the annual Mid-Winters Survivors (MWS) Party on Saturday, February 1, 2020 (Ground Hog's Day Weekend). The committee would like to try several different ideas that they have received over the last 12 months as opposed to just one new idea per event. Although no one has spoken against our two-year emphasis on the pizza party, there has also been talk of other possibilities for food. The committee will be discussing the following proposal this week and would appreciate any input that their neighbors would be willing to share within the next day or two:
The proposed time is 1:00 pm so as to avoid night driving for those who have difficulty with it. When you call in your reservations (RSVP) for the MWS Party on Feb. 1st, each person planning on coming will be asked to choose their personal food preference for the gathering. The proposal is to provide six (6) different options from which guests can choose, five of which include coffee, tea, or soft drink. The options being proposed are:
(1) "Lunch Option" -- Asbury's famous wrapped sandwich lunch with accouterments and salad, all for $7;
(2) "Pizza Option 1" -- cheese-pepperoni, $5;
(3) "Pizza Option 2" -- cheese-veggie pizza, $5;
(4) "Snack Food" option which may include cheese, crackers, chips, pretzels, etc., all for $3;
(5) "Coffee, Tea, or Soft Drink" -- no food included -- $1.
(6) I am coming to the party but do not plan to eat or drink anything (donations will be accepted for the generous use of the Koinonia Inn facilities).
These are proposals and available for comment and recommendation. Call or visit Greg Franklin at 493-4003 or 6988 Haven and then watch here for the final results! (Does anyone have any records, CDs, or cassette tapes of their favorite music or time period music?)
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The Christmas Season was over at Midnight (Jan. 5th).
Today (Jan. 6th) is Epiphany.
Epiphany is the Arrival of the Wise Men (Magi) in Bethlehemfor the purpose of honoring the "new born king of the Jews"
through the giving of gifts. Epiphany is also known as "Three Kings Day," although the Bible does not identify the Wise Men (Magi) as kings, nor does it say there were three of them. The use of "kings" may have come from the 1857 hymn entitled "We Three Kings of Orient Are" by John Henry Hopkins Jr. (1820-1891). The 1857 hymn was first published in 1863 in the midst of the Civil War. His most important musical publication was his collection, Carols, Hymns and Songs (1863-1887). The Season of Epiphany ends with the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday.