Holiday Brunch at Safety Harbor Spa

Holiday Brunch at Safety Harbor Spa

Tampa Bay
Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 11:00am
Safety Harbor
Florida

By Lynn Hutchinson: On Sunday, December 2nd we held our annual Holiday Brunch at the Safety Harbor Spa, with 67 members and guests attending. A lucky person at each table won the centerpiece; as usual, the food was a big hit. The Spa puts on quite a large spread. This year the buffet was set up in the main area, right outside our banquet room. There was a huge assortment of salads and cold dishes. My favorite was the huge platter of jumbo shrimp as well as very large oysters on the half shell.
For those liking breakfast, there was a big selection as well as an omelet station. I had been thinking of the lobster bisque since last year, and it did not disappoint. Now I can think about it all year…I can’t
wait for next year. My carved prime rib was delicious as was the mashed potatoes and other hot
dishes, fried chicken, fish, pepper steak, and lots of veggies. Lastly, the dessert table was fabulous. Of course, I love chocolate and the flourless chocolate cake was wonderful. Dave loved the pecan pie. There was definitely something for everyone. Everyone loves the room with a nice view and we have already reserved it again for next year. It will be December 1, 2019. We had a fun time at our Chinese Auction/Gift Exchange. There were lots of good gifts. A gift can be opened and “stolen” twice. We had a lot of laughs when Don Beach had his gift taken so many times. It seemed that every time he got a new gift, the next person “stole” it. He was a good sport about it all, and we wished we had kept track of how many times he came up and got a gift. The Hope Children’s Home received 37 unwrapped
toys and $70 in gift cards from members. The Club donated $250 in gift cards. Scott Suits donated 2 of his prints to raffle off and collected $180 which he also gave to the Hope Children’s Home. Dave and I want to thank the Club for selecting us as Couple of the Year. What a nice surprise. We received
a lovely plaque as well as having our dues paid for next year. 
Photos at this event taken by Dave Hutchinson
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