Shiver me timbers, Oh what a night, on Dec 14 FCMC we had our annual Christmas party at Tucker’s in New Albany. This year our theme was Pirates and boy did we have some pretty awesome Scallywags and Wenches. Most everyone dressed up this year, our best Scallywag costume went to Kamos and the best Wench went to Heather, congratulations to both of you on your great costumes. After a buffet dinner of “what else but” fish and chips, chicken fingers, mac and cheese, salad and your favorite beverages we played the games. First off was The Wenches guessing game led hosted by Nancy, where they had to identify car parts, won by Heather. After the Wenches were thru it was the Scallywags turn, this game was lead by Brenda where the Scallywags had to identify things from the kitchen and sewing items, Scott won this game, correctly guessing 14 out of 20 items. And Steve’s all time favorite, “The Not So Newlywed Game, which was pretty funny considering some of the questions he asked, but I won’t get into that!! Jason and Jessica won this game hands down. The grand finally game as usual was the “Chinese Gift Exchange”, which by the way got really cut throat with people stealing each other gift, but I guess after we were Pirates. One thing you can’t say is we have boring parties. If you missed it this year you missed a really great time. Mark your calendars for next year’s party Dec 12 2020 and just a little hint, the theme to next year party is “Elf” so start planning your costume for next year. Hope to see you there.
On Dec 3rd FCMC helped the FOP #99 with their Cops For Kids shopping spree. Each one who volunteered took one child thru Meijer to pick out clothes, shoes, coats and a few toys. After shopping we transported our children across the street to Northside Christian Church for pizza, drinks and some fun on bouncy houses and playing in the gym.
We had a great Saturday afternoon, Sept 21st, on our pony trail thru Southern Indiana. We stopped off at the Best Winery in Corydon and hung out for awhile enjoying our favorite beverages and a little music from the local kids. We ended up back at Steve and Nancy's house for a cook out. Later that evening a few of us sat around to see the Space Station travel overhead........Steve
The FCMC annual Breakfast and Poker Run was on July 20th. We started off with a delicious breakfast at the Clegg’s house and our first card draw. Leaving out we traveled thru the back roads heading north. Our first stop was at the Pioneer Village General Store for another card draw and bathroom break; from there we made another stop at The Old Home Place, a craft and candle store for the ladies. Our next stop was at Freeman Field Air Museum in Seymour for a history lesson on Freeman Field during the war and a card draw. Back in the cars again we traveled to the Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge for a card draw from there we went to the Hayden Museum in Hayden IN where we drew another card and had a photo opt at the Old Gas Station. Our final stop and card draw was at the Bonanza Steakhouse in Seymour where the poker hands and trivia questions prizes were given out. If you missed this one hope you will be able to come next year, this was the biggest one so far with 21 cars and 44 people even though it was the hottest day of the year.
Steve and Nancy had a cookout at their home on June 15th so we all could fill goody bags and assemble the trophies. We had around 30 members to help so it didn’t take long on either project. And afterwards Steve fired up the grill with Brandon and Marty’s help they grilled burgers, hot dogs, brats and deer meat a fantastic meal!
What a beautiful day for a Pony drive thru the back roads of Kentucky. On June 1 we traveled to Dry Ridge Kentucky to visit Uncle’s Leroy’s General Store after going over hills and around a lot of curves we made to the store, did some shopping and had a delicious lunch before leaving Uncle Leroy’s. We did some more hills and curves and ended up at the Smith Berry Winery in New Castle KY for some afternoon refreshments. What a great day with lots of great friends.
April 13th, Brandon and Amy hosted a back road cruise thru Kentucky. We started at Cabela’s in Louisville with 8 Mustangs from there we headed out into the country thru very windy and narrow roads. We stopped at Our Best Restaurant for lunch. After lunch we were back on the road again to the Kentucky Speedway for some laps around the track. Thanks to Brandon and Amy for such a fun day.
On a cold and rainy day on Feb 16th FCMC had their bowling outing at the Blackiston Mill Lanes in Clarksville IN. We had twelve bowlers and a six member cheering squad. The “Traveling Turkey” trophy got quite a work out and a lot of miles on it. OK so where do I start with all these Turkey's, Lisa started it out with the first turkey (she had 5 strikes in a row tying with Steve), then it went to Steve, Kamos, Gary, Sam, back to Gary, Brenda, back to Steve again, back to Gary again, Tim, Kamos got it once more, then Tim again, Mason and finally Steve again who gets to keep it until next February. Gary was our “High Series” winner with an impressive 692, he had over 220 in each game. After bowling we went to Applebee for dinner.
January 19th FCMC had their annual January bowling outing at the Blackiston Mills Lanes in Clarksville. During the bowling we had 6 “Turkeys”: Marcia, Lisa, Brenda, Steve, Mason and the final “Turkey was won by Chris, not only did he win the “Traveling Turkey” trophies but also the “High Series” (481) trophy beating out Ed who won it last January. After bowling we went to La Lupita Mexican restaurant for dinner, by the way if you haven’t been there it is worth the trip. Our next bowling outing is February 16th at Blackiston Mills try to plan to be there. See ya