The Women of Quail Creek members know how to party. TWOQC’s annual summer luncheon in June was a day of much laughter and fun. In keeping with the theme, American Cowgirls Celebrate the Fourth, 126 ladies came dressed wearing their finest western duds and patriotic colors. As they arrived, club photographer Eileen Sykora snapped their photos with Uncle Sam. Many ladies tried out the prickly pear margaritas offered as a specialty drink by the bar.
Sandi Beach and her outstanding decorating committee transformed the ballroom. Red, white and blue were the colors of the day. Centerpieces were patriotic boots decorated like the American flag filled with red, white and blue flowers topped with fanciful butterflies. At the end of the day the centerpieces were given to one lucky winner at each table, the winner being determined by the reading of a poem that had members passing the butterfly back and forth around the table.
Following a delicious lunch it was fiesta time! Entertainment by Ballet Folklorico San Juan transported the audience south of the border with their fantastic performance. Dancers twirled, skirts whirled and feet stomped as the talented young women and men performed traditional Mexican folk dances. The dancers filled the stage delighting the audience with their professionalism and technique. The younger dancers completely captivated and charmed the ladies. It was easy to imagine that in a very few years their skills would match those of the more experienced members of the troop. The costumes were truly dazzling — colorful and elaborate.
Attendees had been asked to bring food, hygiene, cleaning and paper products for the annual Food for the Troops drive for the National Guard. Thanks to their generosity 120 pounds of groceries and $60 in cash was collected.
Many thanks go to all the special people that worked so hard behind the scenes to make the luncheon so much fun. Photos of the event and a video of the entertainment may be found by visiting the TWOQC website at womenqc.com.