Saturday we had a clear morning before the evenings dinner and entertainment. Some of the members went to morning and or afternoon shows or visited some of the exhibition attractions or just went site seeing.
In the evening before the Site 1 Ball we all got together for group photos. We took all the guys together, then we took the guys and gals together then just the gals. Then those of us who had served on the Dry Dock, Los Alamos, got together for a Dry Dockers picture.
For those of you who are members of Site 1 Holy Loch, Scotland Reunion Association, I will be posting pictures on the Reunion Association web site http://holyloch.org members area in the near future. So stay tuned to the web site.
Next was the Site 1 Ball which was held at The Grand Plaza Hotel in Jack Hamilton's Plaza View Restaurant. Dinner was prime rib and in my opinion much better than most catered dinner's that I have been to before.
After dinner we had a few toasts and thank you's by Roland Kittredge (our ship's store operator) who was out point man for this years reunion and the Associations President Paul Ogg.
Our reunion coordinator was Pam Brown from Gatherings Plus. She had told us she had a surprise for us for entertainment and she was right. She arranged for The American Kids to provide our evening's entertainment.
The American Kids is a "Little League of Entertainers" who fosters families with character, faith, confidence, loyalty, honesty, and responsibility building activities through the performing arts. They share their talents, gifts of singing, dancing and drama for the uplifting of others through entertaining performances and competition events. The American Kids was founded in 1982 as a non profit charitable/education program by Dr. Dale Smith.
The kids were great! They entertained us with a series of songs and dances from various Broadway Shows and popular tunes themed around American patriotism such as Lee Greenwood's "Born in the USA."
After the show the kids came into the audience and thanked us and of course we took the opportunity to tell them how much we appreciated their show.
After the entertainment we had the traditional cake cutting ceremony then we had a DJ from a local radio station play songs for those who wanted to dance.
There was scheduled to be a business meeting on Sunday morning but the only thing on the agenda was to decide the date for the next reunion. The next Site 1 Holy Loch, Scotland Reunion is tentatively scheduled to be held in Dunoon, Scotland in 2009. Since the Association website can allow for "all members," not just those in attendance at the reunion, to vote online we decided to not have the business meeting Sunday morning and use the web site to help decide the actual dates for the next reunion and any other decisions that need to be done.