Family Christmas Play 2013

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. ~Mary Ellen Chase

12/21/2013 We Are Off To The Annual Christmas Play (Page Two)

Page 1 - December 21st Overview
Page 2 - Off To The Play | Page 3 - The Play Continues
Page 4 - Special Pictures | Page 5 - Elks Christmas Ball

What Is This All About? - For the past 28 years the Candlelight Pavilion has presented 28 original, family-friendly Christmas stories with all the joy and magic you would expect of the holiday season. This year we continue that tradition with a heartwarming story that will surely melt the hardest of hearts. As is our custom, the children are asked to join Santa on stage during the performance.

It is there that the true magic of Christmas is found, in the smiling faces and twinkling eyes of those who are wise enough to believe in the miracle of Christmas. At the conclusion of the show there is also a photo opportunity with the big guy himself, so don’t forget your camera.

  2013 Christmas Pay at the Candlelight Theater

2013 Christmas Pay at the Candlelight Theater
Old Ranch provided coffee for the trip

2013 Christmas Pay at the Candlelight Theater
The gaggle is forming....

2013 Christmas Pay at the Candlelight Theater
The Christmas Bus has arrived

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Cyndy arrives and looking for her folks...

2013 Christmas Pay at the Candlelight Theater
John was our driver today.... An excellent driver and now good friend

2013 Christmas Pay at the Candlelight Theater

2013 Christmas Pay at the Candlelight Theater
Wayne Dear sports a new chappeaux

2013 Christmas Pay at the Candlelight Theater

2013 Christmas Pay at the Candlelight Theater
Looking good!

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It was a warm morning so everyone was in the shade

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The ladies are ready to go.... Cindy, Bunny, and Sue

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In the can and ready to go

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John says he will meet us there...

2013 Christmas Pay at the Candlelight Theater

2013 Christmas Pay at the Candlelight Theater
Welcome to Claremont

Did You Know? - Claremont is a college town on the eastern border of Los Angeles County, California, United States, 32.5 miles (52.3 km) east of downtown Los Angeles. Claremont is an affluent city just nestled below the San Gabriel Mountains and very famous for the Claremont Colleges.

The population, as of the 2010 census, is 34,926. Claremont is known for its many educational institutions, its tree-lined streets, and its historic buildings.

In July 2007, it was rated by CNN/Money magazine as the fifth best place to live in the United States, and was the highest rated place in California on the list.

Due to its large number of trees and residents with doctoral degrees, it is sometimes referred to as "The City of Trees and PhDs".

The city is primarily residential, with a significant portion of its commercial activity revolving around "The Village", a popular collection of street-front small stores, boutiques, art galleries, offices, and restaurants adjacent to and west of the Claremont Colleges.

The Village was expanded in 2007, adding a controversial multi-use development that includes a cinema, a boutique hotel, retail space, offices, and a parking structure on the site of an old citrus packing plant just west of Indian Hill Boulevard. Some critics say that the expansion negatively altered the original, small-town feel of The Village.

2013 Christmas Pay at the Candlelight Theater
"Your plane has now landed"

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"OK Paul... What next??"

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The O's are ready to go!

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Wayne Dear's hat is off... We know why... It's hot!

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Tah Dah!!!! Dylan arrives with grandparents Terri and Shaun

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"It's OK... I can dance off the bus!"

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John and Ernie makes it al the same time....

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Javier, Evelia, and Alyssa join us again this year!  Yeah!

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Alyssa is becoming an artist

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Someone needed assistance with his Christmas tie....
Who could it be??

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Joe... Lookin' good!

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2013 Christmas Pay at the Candlelight Theater
Sue takes over checking task!
The Candlelight Theater is so very helpful!

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"Sorry Sam... We have no seat for you!
Brenda and Gloria are OK to go!"

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"How am I doing???"

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"Sorry... No extra seats.... Talk to the hand!"

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Notice her list is using a 24 point font size?

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2013 Christmas Pay at the Candlelight Theater
We have most of the main floor center area

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Charlotte studies the menu

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Terri assists John with the big words...

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Daughter Michele

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Luisa, Lillani, and Son Mitch

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Some little girl is having fun with Grandma

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Vicky... All smiles

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Our Grandsons - Charlie and Alex
Proud parents Amy and Joseph Liles

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We know where they got their smiles from!

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Bunny tries not to giggle

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See... We knew it!

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Robin (our oldest daughter) assist Theo with his wish list

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Nick always finds the good looking ladies
Laurie and Sue went to Junior High School together and have been friends for __ years

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Dave taking it all in!

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Lisa is doing well... Tee many martoonies

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Our wait staff have served us for years and years....

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Our group is wall to wall... Almost

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We get entertained by classical guitarist Michael Ryan

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Greg "works the crowd"

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Gloria (back to us) is Brendas Mom!

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The Grahams have a seat up front and personal!

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Greg is ready to go!

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Prime rib is their speciality thanks to Juan Alvarado, Executive Chef

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Michael Bollinger - General Manager/Vice President

Did You Know? - Mick started working for the Candlelight Pavilion when it opened in October 1985 as a busboy. He graduated from USC’s School of Business and Cal Poly Pomona ‘s School of Restaurant Management. Mick worked his way up through different jobs to become General Manager in 1990.
Mick is active in the Claremont community and with the city of Claremont chamber of Commerce.

He was voted Businessman of the year for Claremont in 1999. Mick served as President of the Claremont Chamber Board of Directors in 2000.

Happily married, Mick and his wife, Toni, have two children, Rhett and Sarah.

When asked about his hobbies, Mick says, “golf, Dodgers, and Trojan football!”

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OK.... "Let The Show Go On"

2013 Christmas Pay at the Candlelight Theater

Page 1 - December 21st Overview
Page 2 - Off To The Play | Page 3 - The Play Continues
Page 4 - Special Pictures | Page 5 - Elks Christmas Ball