Christmas 2014 Christmas Play (Page One)

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

12/13/2014 - It's Time To Celebrate Christmas With Family And Friends

Page 1 - Departure From ORCC & Arrival | Page 2- Pre-Play Activities
Page 3 - The Play | Page 4 - Post Play Activities
Page 5 - Special (Professional) Pictures

It's time to gather friends and family and celebrate the season at the Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont (about 4 5 miles from out home). We are entering our 28th season at the Candlelight.

Our belief about the season is shown below:

Arrival At The  2014 Christmas Play

Arrival At The  2014 Christmas Play

About This Years Play

We are seeing "It's Christmas Every Day". For Barnie and Betty Walli it is quite literally Christmas Every Day. They own Walli’s Christmas Pavilion, a holiday decorator’s palace, where Christmas lasts all the year through. After 25 years of making spirits bright, Barnie has lost his Christmas feeling. But with the help of Betty and his employees — a madcap team of holiday decorating fools — he won’t be a humbug for long. Don’t miss this heartwarming holiday treat; it’s perfect for family, friends, co-workers, and of course, kids too!

Many Of Us Gather At The River (Make That Old Ranch) And Take The Bus

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We had rain yesterday and Old Ranch was slightly flooded
Water water everywhere

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We await the arrival of the bus

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Things were decorated for the season

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Coffee was available prior to our departure

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It's Time (9:30) To Depart

Arrival At The  2014 Christmas Play

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From Old Ranch To Claremont is 43 miles or 1 hour according to Mapquest


Our chariot arrives... Mark is at the wheel

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Nancy, JR, and Karen are ready to go

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We filled the bus ... Lorraine and Bob

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Just us

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Coffee woke everyone up

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Lorraine and Bob

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We made it....

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We made it in record time...

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"Where is the bar?"     It's easy.... Just find Paul!

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"The party can now begin"

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"Yes... I have my Santa Hat on!"

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Gregor is ready to go...

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Our Old Ranch gues are getting into proper uniform

Did You Know? - Father Christmas, Santa or Saint Nicholas as he was known in Europe wore a long BLUE robe.The red suit first appeared in an advertisement for the Coca Cola Co. in around 1905, I think. It became hugely popular and stuck.Santa has worn the red suit ever since.

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Bunnaford and Charlotte

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Yeah Angie

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"OK... We are now here... What next?"

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Joe and Charlie make their way

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"It's OK Dad... You can wear my tie!"

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Arrival At The  2014 Christmas Play
Sue assists the front desk in situating our group!

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Page 1 - Departure From ORCC & Arrival | Page 2- Pre-Play Activities
Page 3 - The Play | Page 4 - Post Play Activities
Page 5 - Special (Professional) Pictures