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Offline Shep

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Ohio Instructors Christmas Party
« on: November 11, 2018, 01:13:21 PM »
On Saturday December 8, 2018, I’ll be hosting a Christmas get together for all Ohio Appleseed Instructors, IIT’s, Blue hats and their families. Our Piqua crew thought it would be fun to get together and celebrate the Holidays, so I wanted to open it up to any other Appleseed folks that would like to join us. This is not a formal Appleseed function in any way, it is just friends getting together for a fun evening.

We’ll start around 5:30 P.M., I’ll supply the meat (probably turkey), drinks, table service and whatever else I can think of. Please bring along a covered dish, desert of your choice, or anything you’d like to share. You may use this as a planning thread; if you know what dish you'd like to bring please post it so others can plan accordingly.

It will be held at the back of my farm in a building heated wood a wood stove, so bring a jacket or sweater just in case you need it.
Please let me know if you’d like to come, and if you’re bringing any guests or family members; I do need an accurate count, as well as ages and gender of all children so I can have a little  something for them to open.

Should we have some sort of severe winter weather event, we'll try to arrange another date.

Directions
We’re located at:
14933 Kirkwood Road, Sidney, Ohio 45365
(937) 726-9299 call or text.

From the South- Exit I-75 at Exit #83 (the last Piqua exit). Turn right onto Co. Rd. 25A, North towards Sidney. Follow Co. Rd. 25A for five miles. Turn right (East) onto Kirkwood Rd., go 3/10 of a mile to the first farm on the right and follow the drive.

From the North- Exit I-75 at Exit #94 (the first Sidney exit). Turn left onto Co. Rd. 25A, South towards Sidney.  Go on through Sidney (it changes to street names in town, but just follow the road you are on through Sidney)  then follow Co. Rd. 25A for another five miles. Turn left (East) onto Kirkwood Rd., go 3/10 of a mile to the first farm on the right and follow the drive.

Look for an appleseed sign at the drive; you’ll enter through a gate at the center of my farm (its in the middle of a pasture field) and follow the drive across the stream valley and up to the parking area by the red building with a green roof.

Shep
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Re: Ohio Instructors Christmas Party
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2018, 07:17:09 PM »
Shep,

Count me in. Last year's was a great event.  Will coordinate here as things develop.

Corvette
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Re: Ohio Instructors Christmas Party
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2018, 08:22:17 AM »
Shep,
I want to attend but I am working that evening.
I will be thinking of my friends and will be there in spirit.
Thanks,
Goodoldfriend
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Re: Ohio Instructors Christmas Party
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2018, 09:40:44 PM »
Shep

I will be making the journey to attend.  I will be bringing my wife as well.  I will update you on what I'm bringing as soon as I figure it out.

Thanks!!  Looking forward to it.
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Re: Ohio Instructors Christmas Party
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2018, 05:59:19 AM »
Charley,yankee and I will attend I will make my famous homemade cheesy mashed potatoes

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Re: Ohio Instructors Christmas Party
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2018, 07:51:27 AM »
Awesome!
Rick said he is bringing a green bean casserole.
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Re: Ohio Instructors Christmas Party
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2018, 10:10:44 AM »
Happy Thanksgiving!!!
I will be bringing a chicken chorizo casserole and a coconut cream pie.
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Re: Ohio Instructors Christmas Party
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2018, 12:12:40 AM »
This is Bailey, and I will be there with my wife and children and we will bring mac and cheese. I'm looking forward to seeing new faces espically since I'm new to apple seed

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Re: Ohio Instructors Christmas Party
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2018, 07:46:20 PM »
Hi Shep

Unfortunately I will not be able to attend due to prior Christmas time engagement. Thank you for hosting the dinner for everyone and I hope to meet and connect with all y’all next season!

Happy holidays!

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Re: Ohio Instructors Christmas Party
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2018, 12:15:37 PM »
Teri and I are looking forward to a great evening, we'll bring a 7 layer salad.

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Re: Ohio Instructors Christmas Party
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2018, 10:46:32 PM »
Hey Everyone!

I will be there and am looking forward to it. However I am not yet sure what I will be bringing.

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Re: Ohio Instructors Christmas Party
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2018, 10:36:54 AM »
My wife Kathie and I are planning to attend. We'll bring Chinese coleslaw and brownies
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Re: Ohio Instructors Christmas Party
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2018, 01:30:03 PM »
The wife, three boys (8,5 & 4) and I will be in attendance with a traditional Christmas Pudding and sweet potato casserole in tow. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

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Re: Ohio Instructors Christmas Party
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2018, 09:11:15 AM »
I'm in. Will be just me and I'll bring a big plate of chocolate chip cookies.
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Re: Ohio Instructors Christmas Party
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2018, 10:05:34 AM »
Unfortunately I will not be able to make it. Enjoy the fine company!

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Re: Ohio Instructors Christmas Party
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2018, 07:56:13 AM »
Looks like a full house, I'm glad so many can attend!!
See everyone saturday evening.
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Re: Ohio Instructors Christmas Party
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2018, 10:58:32 PM »
Thanks again, I had a great time.  :F

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Re: Ohio Instructors Christmas Party
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2018, 11:53:49 PM »
OK, that was very cool. Great food. Really neat venue. Got to re-connect with lots of folks and met a few new ones. And got a new warm coat! Thanks for the hospitality, Shep.
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Re: Ohio Instructors Christmas Party
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2018, 01:09:21 AM »
 Thank you for hosting again this year Shep! Little buddy, Yankee and I all had a great time! It was great seeing everyone again and meeting new faces! Here’s to hopefully doing it again next year!

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Re: Ohio Instructors Christmas Party
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2018, 10:45:47 AM »
Thanks Shep for a really good time.  We really enjoyed the food and fellowship.  It was nice to meet some new Appleseeders and to top it off with a nice new warm jacket.  Great night all around.  Thanks!!
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Re: Ohio Instructors Christmas Party
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2018, 11:38:38 AM »
Shep,
Thanks for hosting. Great to get together with old friends and make some new. My wife had a great time meeting other spouses.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all Appleseeders and their families.
“A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the
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Re: Ohio Instructors Christmas Party
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2018, 11:33:47 AM »
Thanks for all the kind comments!

It was nice that so many could attend; by my count we had thirty-six people in attendance.

For those who couldn’t make it you missed a great evening with friends and some really awesome food!

Attached are a few photos of the evening taken by Haley.
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« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2018, 11:36:20 AM »
More photos
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Re: Ohio Instructors Christmas Party
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2018, 01:54:24 PM »
Many thanks to Shep and his better half for hosting a great evening.  It was good to spend time with fellow Appleseeders and their families.  Great job Shep, thank you for a great evening. 

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Re: Ohio Instructors Christmas Party
« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2018, 07:38:48 AM »
Looks and sounds like a great time was had by all. Sorry that I was unable to make it. Seems to be a tradition now that I border raid in PA to work the Beaver Falls winter seed event that weekend.

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Re: Ohio Instructors Christmas Party
« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2018, 04:46:05 PM »
Shep, thanks for hosting this.  Its always great to get together with the Ohio Appleseed folks.   :cool2:

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Re: Ohio Instructors Christmas Party
« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2018, 07:41:41 PM »
Does anyone remember the type of scotch that was on the alcohol table? It was actually pretty good.
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