The 2016 HBC Annual Banquet was an evening of fun, fellowship, great food and door prizes galore held at The Radisson Hotel on Saturday evening November 12th. A total of 117 members and guests attended the event and enjoyed a fun social hour filled with appetizers, drinks and lots of conversation about bike trips and memories of 2016 rides. Dave Gorski’s slide show of over 500 pictures highlighted HBC bike rides, trips and events throughout 2016 and played throughout the evening. The evening dinner buffet with baked salmon, beef tenderloin and chicken marsala along with lots of scrumptious side dishes was rated highly followed by mile high desserts!
The evening flew by with HBC members and guests winning over 75 door prizes! Marilyn Chastek, HBC President thanked all committee chairs for their time and efforts. Ride leaders were recognized and awarded gifts for their important service to the club. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the “Service before Self Award” to Cindy Gorski. Cindy also led the Mile High Challenge with members riding the most miles for the year winning custom made center pieces that she created. Dick Norford’s successful Pontius Fund raffle raised $200! Chris Ditlow donated 3 beautiful custom cutting boards for a live auction to end the evening resulting in $160 in donations for “Recycle Bicycle”. An end of night social hour concluded the evening! A great time was had by all!
I would like to thank my committee members for all of the time, energy and creativity that went into making this year’s HBC Annual Banquet a success! Thank you to my hubby, Darrell Casto for doing anything or everything that I needed help with. Special thanks to Dave and Cindy Gorski for the slide show, name tags, registration table check in, making the creative center pieces, keeping me on track, guidance, friendship and so much more…Thank you to Ann Hammond for receiving and keeping track of the registrations, continuous updates, the waiting list and working the registration table and to Dave Powell for your help with checking new venues, set up and for picking up the balloons with me on the most windy day in November! Let’s do it again in 2017!
If you missed this year’s event or were on the SOLD OUT waiting list…
SAVE THE DATE – Saturday, November 11th at The Radisson, Camp Hill. We will have a larger room to fit 150+ members and guests and only 8 people per table - along with new ideas for fun photos and grand prizes! It will be better than ever! Don’t miss it!
Best wishes for safe riding and a happy holiday season to all!
Chair – 2016 HBC Annual Banquet
Chair – 2017 HBC Annual Banquet