The annual awards banquet was held at Serbian Old Town on May 18. After a delicious ethnic meal, the program included the introduction of current and new club officers and the presentation of mileage awards. 27 members received awards for reaching milestones ranging from 100 miles all the way to 15,000 miles (way to go Ed!). The evening concluded with Middle Eastern music and dancing performed by the group "Tabahleen" (which includes one of our very own hikers!).
Barb, Debbie, Charlotte & Edna with
new mascot - Heidi the Hiker
Standing - Barb Gill. Superb Entertainment Chair and photographer for this event!
Jerry - 5,000 Mile and Lois - 12,000 Mile Award Recipients
Donna - Special "Bread Maker" Award Recipient
The group Tabahleen gave us an wonderful demonstration, then an explanation of Middle Eastern music. They were very successful in getting audience participation as the photos below illustrate. Ed wore a scarf souvenir, while Bob got more actively involved!!