December 2018 Article

Happy Holidays from Cibolo Lodge! We had our annual Christmas Party on Saturday, December 8th at Bexar Social Club. The dance classes were invited to share in the festivities and we were rewarded with a dance recital with the dancers showing everyone what they have learned so far. After all of their hard work, they were rewarded with drinks and snacks so they would have enough energy to tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas!

President John Gray welcomed the Home Office Board Member, Mike Beam who helped us in our celebration. They presented the junior members with their cash attendance awards for the year.

We sponsored a toy drive and Board Member Mike Beam along with President Gray, presented the toys collected to Sondra and Yomi Ajasin with TruLight127 Ministries.

Did you just hear bells? The children listened intently and guess who showed up? You guessed correctly, Santa and Mrs. Claus to the delight of all the children. Everyone lined up and told Santa what they wanted for Christmas and received their gifts from Santa and then took pictures. After all the children received their gifts, they thanked Santa and Mrs. Claus for coming and gave them a group hug.

President Gray and Board Member Beam then presented Nevetta King from St Jude Ranch for Children (SJRC) with two checks totaling $1080.00 as our matching funds recipient for this year. Our rummage sale in September raised $580 despite all the rain. The Home Office matches up to $500 and we are so proud to raise monies for such a worthy cause.

We then enjoyed music provided by Leslie Swank and Robbie Vee. They are such talented people, we hope to bring them back next year.

Each year we hold a 50/50 raffle, where 50% of money raised goes to our scholarship fund and the other 50% is awarded to the winning raffle ticket holder. This year we raised over $400 with half of that going to our lucky raffle winner. For those that didn’t win the 50/50 drawing, we drew tickets for other raffle prizes. This year’s prizes included a woman’s mystery prize bag, hot chocolate variety with mugs and purses to name a few. Door prizes this year were poinsettias and mini Christmas trees.

We ended the evening with music and dancing.

Tracy Campos
Recording Secretary