St Patrick’s Day at Monterey 2019

St. Pat's at Monterey

Live music and a truly scrumptious sandwiches go a long way toward cementing a reputation for the organizers of Monterey's Saint Patrick's Day, the one occasion that will never lose its stunning appeal for our residents. It was celebrated in high style on its own special day on the calendar - March 15th.

Green, of course, was the color of choice, and shamrocks, the shape of the moment, as the crowd filtered into the Yacht Club at the beginning of the evening. And what a crowd it was! The live music of crowd favorites the Sophisticats, mixing Irish music with conventional dance numbers to set a tone for the evening's fare and found a most receptive audience on the dance floor. The sunset that evening was not one of the most spectacular, but what does it matter? Party goers enjoyed the newly laid Yacht Club patio and took advantage of our warm Florida evening.

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Mardi Gras at Monterey 2019

MYACC Mardi Gras 2019

The Mardi Gras party was everybody's idea of a good time, and just leave it to the Ludmerer’s to keep things musically moving by bringing in Doug Deming and The Jewel Tones band to get everyone up and dancing! And dancing was the rule of the evening. There were plenty of costumes with hats, masks and beads – with best costume resulting in a tie for Tom and Kim.

By the end everybody was exhausted! At the proper time next year, they'll all be back.

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2019 Reverse Raffle Dance

Reverse Raffle Dance 2019

Another sold-out party with every seat taken at the Yacht Club with Monterey fun makers on a Wednesday night.

The evening began with the tricky gimmick of a “Reverse Raffle” during which each person had a ticket, and having your number called disqualified you from winning a prize. There was a cash prize for every 25th number called and later the good stuff came along with five nice prizes, including a manicure certificate, and a great party basket. Of course, everyone craved the grand prize of a month’s free maintenance!

There were great snacks at each table, with Klondike bars for desert. The heart of the evening, though, was the music – all the pieces everyone loves and wants to dance to - and just the pleasure of being with our Monterey friends. 

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2019 Monterey Fashion Show

2019 Monterey Fashion Show

A busy buffet table offering a pleasing variety of sandwiches topped off with nothing less than Mimosas and followed by pastries was just the front runner for a well-attended Sunday afternoon Style Show that is an annual event at Monterey. 

The trick is in the composition and presentation, inasmuch as the models, five women and two men, are all residents with no previous modeling experience. Each ventured down the aisle for their many appearances, wearing outfits chosen by the models themselves from the newest seasonal stock of a local department store. Except for guidance by an experienced store representative, and multitudes of garments and accessories from which to select, the home-grown show brought a charming fresh slant on fashion and enjoyed plenty of audience support and encouragement. 

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Dancing Under the Stars - 2019 plus

Dancing Under the Stars 2018

Burr, it was so cold we had to move the dancing and karaoke indoors. BYOB was supplemented with a common buffet of goodies to snack on. There were many brave souls up got up to sing solo as well as several groups of singers. Everyone was free to pick their classic favorites. Music for singing and dancing as well was provided by DJ’s Bryce & Shar of “Be a Star”. Bryce could not be kept off the dance floor to the pleasure of the crowd. Let’s do it again, hopefully when the weather is nicer.

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For those who missed the sunny Christmas at Monterey, see these photos!