PARTY LINE welcomes a new year

Published: Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 04:35 PM.

2013 is history and a new year is here. But before we totally close the door on 2013, there are some good times to still take notice of.

I was honored to be asked to judge the greater Driftwood Estates Christmas decorations this year, which I did with my daughter's help the weekend before Christmas. Congratulations to first-place winners David and Amy Walsh of 54 W. Shipwreck; second-place winners Steve and Donna Fontana of 668 Driftwood Point Road; and third-place winners Vicki and Wayne Blount of 500 Driftwood Point Road. Albert Disalvio of 550 Driftwood Point Road, and Jamie Wiley of 136 Driftwood Point Road received honorable mentions.

June and Jim Milam hosted a get together at their beautiful Gulf Place home Dec. 23. John Stasko, Ashley and Summer Wheeler, Diane Smith and Steve Bacon, Tom and Dana Saffel, Mike and Carol Stovsky, Sharon Thompson, and Tom and Michelle Fillingim attended.

I was delighted to welcome all of my children home for Christmas this year, and their significant others. We enjoyed our tradition of attending Christmas Eve service, then the hospitality of Maunsel and Karen White at their lovely gulf-front home in Seagrove. Gerry and Gillian Lee, Dana and Tom Saffel, Joe Serrato, Brenda and Jim Radtke, Ed and Donna Macdonald, Candace Abuvala, Mike and Sherri McCarty and their daughter Kelly, Beth and Bob Coppedge, Didon Comer, Payson and Steve Howard, Barbara Pierce-Smith, Patti Johnson, Terry and Diane Olive, Al and Dudley Cook, Stephen Marlette and Harriet Crommelin, Ashley Wheeler and Matthew Toms, Brett and Elizabeth Wheeler, Michelle and Rod Joly, Dan Mueller, Randy and Barbara Horton, Tom and Ellie Hopkins, Summer Wheeler, and Scott Bruns were there to enjoy.

Brad and Holly Speight visited Missouri during the holidays.

Ray and Vickie Dollar welcomed all of their grandchildren for a visit. 

Pauline Sutcliffe enjoyed a white Christmas in Michigan.

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