Time to put the Dance into your calendar!
I know you've all been waiting to get the info for the USS Nokomis' formal dinner dance on Saturday, January 19. We will once again be at the Dan Patch American Legion, 12375 Princeton Ave., Savage, MN. Because of the great turn outs and hard work from all our members at our annual auctions, the Nokomis will be supporting more of the costs this time. Instead of $35, the 2019 Dance will be $25 per person. This is a big "Thank You!" for all the effort put forth and donations received to make our fundraisers a success.
IMPORTANT: Your deadline to pay is January 12 at 2 p.m. This deadline is firm because of commitments and contracts with the restaurant. You may pay on line through our website by PayPal or by check or cash to our Chief Financial Officer (and fundraising queen) Pam Kline, again no later than the end of the general membership meeting, January 12, 2019.
When you sign up please note your choice of New York Strip steak with mushrooms (steak), or Chicken (chicken) at 6 p.m., dinner service at 7 p.m., and once again our favorite DJ-Rob Stafford will start the music for our dancing pleasure at 8 p.m.
For our theme this year we've decided to take (or borrow) a page from Dr. Seuss and his story The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins.
How does this tie in with us? Well, we are pretty well known for our costumes at conventions, dances, parties, get togethers and movie premiers. Well, now you can find your favorite costume and add a charming chapeau, a top hat to your tails, a sequined band and feather for your beaded flapper dress or even a helmet for your space suit. Top your favorite dressy outfit with a derby, cowboy hat, cloche, pill box or beanie. This is your chance to wear your favorite hat and dress up at the same time.
This event is open, so you can invite family and friends, not just other Nokomis members. This is one of our few age restricted events, however, so please remember 21 is the minimum age. And, yes, the $25 ticket holds for our guests not just our members.
So now I must go and find that fez, tam, beret, fedora, bowler, cap, trilby, Panama hat, fascinator, bucket hat, turban, pith helmet, newsboy cap, ascot cap, pork pie hat, sun hat, toque, gambler hat, sombrero cordobes, Homburg, duck bill cap, kettle brim hat, driver cap, outback or Aussie hat or Kentucky Derby Photo Hat. Hmmmm?!
Or maybe a pilos, petasos, chupalla, church hat, Kofia, cappella Romano, busby, caubeen, deerstalker, selakot, berretina or Hardee hat....
A bonnet, a cowl, crown, tiara, mariachi sombrero...