The holiday in any language is filled with fun and festivities, and the Porsche Club party was no exception. It was already in full swing when we arrived at the home of Ken and Karen Blass on Saturday, December 7th.
The evening was a wonderful mix of food, drinks, conversation, music, and desserts (a special thank you to Ken from me for the incredible cheesecake).
The deep piles of snow along the driveway only added to the festive atmosphere as we stepped in out of the cold, wiped the salt off our feet, and added our coats to the colorful pile of outerwear, scarves and gloves on the bench. Hearty hellos and happy holidays filled the hallway as we made our way to the kitchen where we would search out an empty space on the table to add our offering. The table was dressed in holiday style and was overflowing with scrumptious looking snacks, hors d’oeuvres, casseroles, festive meats and of course desserts! We were immediately offered a glass of wine, and while Rick set up his guitar and amp, I fell into conversation with the party-goers.
On a sad note, we received notice of the loss of club member, Dan Nugent.
Dan’s wife says, “Dan was a wonderful husband and father who was adored by his family. He owned a red 1995 air-cooled Porsche Cabriolet, which he adored. He enjoyed many outings with the club, and especially the Finger Lakes weekend. He also looked forward to the annual dinner and Christmas party. He cherished his relationship with the Porsche club until the end.” Dan will be missed.
Delivery of donations for the Toys for Tots organization will be dropped off soon. Thank you, everyone, for your generosity.
So, this wraps up the 2019 Porsche Club year. Thank you to Rick Beauchemin for the music, to Ken and Karen Blass for once again opening their hearts and home to the members of our club, and to each club member. Have a wonderful holiday season!