December Presidents Message
Merry Christmas everyone! I hope that all of you are having
a wonderful Holiday season!
I have to say that this is my favorite time of the year.
All the lights on houses and Christmas songs playing on the radio.
It reminds me of when I was a kid.
I think the only thing missing is the snow! LOL
I have to say that this has been a pretty good year for LBMG.
We have had a lot of great events and fun racing.
Speaking of events, we have our last one this month, St.Nix Trix!
Jim and Amy say it is going to be a short – easy one….Yeah Right! LOL!!!
The information regarding this festive event is located on the next page
(pg 3). Richard and I hope to see a lot of you there!
Mark your calendars for our Installation Banquet.
It will be on January 26th. Look for the info on page 4.
We are going back to the same place as the last 2 years,
Recreation Park 18 Golf Course.
This is always a lot of fun and hope to see a lot of you there.
I truly hope that everyone has wonderful Christmas
and a Very Happy New Year!
Christmas Fun Facts
The Montgomery Ward department store created Rudolph the Reindeer as a marketing gimmick to encourage children to buy their Christmas coloring books.
The original Rudolph did not have a red nose.In that day and age, red noses were seen as an indicator of chronic alcoholism and Montgomery Ward didn’t want him to look like a drunkard.To complete the original picture, he was almost named Reginald or Rollo.
America’s first batch of eggnog was made in the Jamestown settlement in 1607. Its name comes from the word “grog”, meaning any drink made with rum.Non-alcoholic eggnog is popular as well.
In 1914 during World War I there was a now famous Christmas truce in the trenches between the British and the Germans. They exchanged gifts across a neutral no man’s land, played football together, and decorated their shelters.
The Christmas wreath was originally hung as a symbol of Jesus. The holly represents his crown of thorns and the red berries the blood he shed.
Tinsel was invented in 1610 in Germany and was once made of real silver.
If you gave all the gifts listed in the Twelve Days of Christmas, it would equal 364 gifts.