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The Twenty-fourth Year

Get Your Jingles Out -- Southern Shores

December 9, 1989 (AS XXIV)

From The Page (December, 1989):

The Province of Southern Shores will be holding their annual holiday celebration at Murphy Park in Sunnyvale. Everyone is encouraged to wear bells. The site opens at 4:00 pm for table set-up/decoration. There's a small kitchen available for warming. Alcoholic beverages at the site are limited to wine and champagne.

There are contests to be enjoyed by all including Bell the Cat, Best 'Cut' in Hole in the Wall, Interesting Use of Bells (suitable for public display!), Table Decoration (THEME: Dragons), Holiday Shaped Breads (please provide documentation on significance of shape), The Silver Tongue Devil (can a Lord explain rumors about him to his Lady?), Edible Bells, Bardic Competition (SUBJECT: Chivalry), and dancing!

Gift Exchange is optional this year. In view of the sad situation of our neighbors, we ask that you donate $5.00 worth of canned/dried food which will be shared with those who need it most. If you would rather participate in the exchange, please bring a gift of $5.00 value that you would be pleased to take home and notify us when you check in so you get your exchange number. (GRIGORII: I expect many will do both. This is the most chivalrous bit of copy in this whole issue, and the most in keeping with the season. I salute Southern Shores.)

There will be a RAFFLE with many donated items (the MONGOLIAN GENERAL STORE has donated a garnet and freshwater pearl necklace.) Proceeds go toward material for a CONSTABULARY PAVILION.

The POTLUCK will begin at 5:30 to leave plenty of time for contests and dancing. Potluck guideline (dish to feed 8 or more): If your mundane last name is A to H = Main dish; I to K - Breads; L to R = Dessert; S to Z = Side dish or Salad.

The PRICE of admission is $4.00 per person, $2.00 per child under 12, and babes get in free.

DIRECTIONS: (omitted) For more information, get in contact with Jania of Call Duck Manor at (phone) or Cordelia Tosere, (phone).

Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.

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