Recent Event Reviews
Community Christmas Party Hosted by Amigos de Boquete Comunidad
The party was planned and executed by a recently formed group of expats under the name of Amigos de Boquete Comunidad (ABC). Joe Hart and his wife, Linda, along with numerous volunteers put together this festive gathering. Our hats off to Joe, Linda, and all of their elves.
Here are a few pictures from this event:
A panorama shot of some of the attendees.
The Christmas tree, prior to all of the gifts being received that were to be donated.
The Mariachi Band
Linda and Joe Hart, Dave and Erin Ross
Special guests at the table with Joe and Linda Hart.
ARF Thanksgiving Meal
Marcelyn and I were participants in ARF's Thanksgiving Day event at the Animales Building. There was a LOT of VERY GOOD food, great conversations, visits with friends, etc. We estimate there were about 70 guests and maybe 15 worker-bees taking care of setting up, tending to the guests, etc. The background music was nice, and not so loud as to intrude into the conversations. The pecan pie was simply outstanding. Kudos to that chef! But I also do not want to take away from any of the other food items. I sampled all the food choices, and there was nothing to apologize for on that front.
An unexpected plus for us was that we finally got to meet Beth Abrahams (it is kind of a long story, don't ask).
We also got to catch up with all of the latest travels and happenings of our friends who were at our table. Met a few new people, etc.
There simply was nothing that we could fault (not our goal anyway). This is the way things should be done, and ARF did it with all of their wonderful volunteers. If someone found fault with something yesterday, then I would chalk them off as being a token curmudgeon. Thank you ARF! GREAT JOB!!!!
Thank you to all who helped make yesterday's Thanksgiving Day celebration such a huge success, and special thanks to N&N:
I will close with: we all have a lot to be thankful for.
Plein Air Painters Art Exhibiton Opening Reception
By Mary Ellen Watts,