|Volume 13 Issue 10
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Letters From Ralph
Sioux Center Holiday Boutique
For the third time Renae Vander Schaaf and Jubon Juweelen will share a table at the Holiday Boutique located in the Sioux Center Library. This will happen on Saturday, November 20, just before our November newsletter. In the past we have always had a table in the hallway, turn to the right after you enter the main doors of the library. The whole library will be full of vendors and it is nice to get a head start on your holiday shopping. Renae and I will feature books (several of which we have written) plus Jubon Juweelen will have its Christmas chocolates available along with some sale items, Dutch items and disc golf discs.
Orange City to hold Vendors' Fair December 9 - 11
Orange City will be holding a three day Vendor Fair from Thursday, December 9 - Saturday, December 11. We will have another newsletter before this occurrence, so we'll include details in there. Vendor Fairs are one of the best ways to market our Christmas items since we sold our brick and mortar building.
Call to Reserve Specific Christmas Letters
Our Christmas letters are on the way. We should have them before you receive this letter. We've already had calls to reserve specific letters, so it you need certain letters, you might want to call right away because we only receive a few of some letters. We will have both dark chocolate and milk chocolate letters so call now (712-737-8920) or just stop into our "home" store and pick them up. We will also have small and medium sized chocolate Santas again, along with several other good tasting things including the salted chocolate carmels that are so good. Lee and I don't mind so much if those don't sell because we enjoy eating them if there are any left. I've also ordered some Dutch ornaments for your Christmas tree, however, I ordered them so long ago I forgot what they will look like, but they will be new Dutch ornaments.
Juliana Completes Pro Tour for This Year
Juliana concluded this year's Pro Tour by qualifying for the Disc Golf Pro Tour Championship Presented by Guaranteed Rate. Only the top 16 women (determined by points gained at the DGPT tournaments leading up to this) were allowed to compete. This was held in Charlotte, North Carolina from October 14 - October 17. This was a sort of match play format where only the top 4 rounds moved on. Juliana shot a terrific round of three under par, which was one of the top 4 rounds, however, she was tied for forth with Kona Panis who was seeded above Juliana and in case of ties, the higher seed moved on to the next round so Juliana was eliminated after round 1. We are very proud of her accomplishments. She will play a couple of small tournaments to finish out the year, but the pro tour is finished until next year.
Juliana plans to compete on the Disc Golf Pro Tour again next year only to start when the tour starts rather than just jumping into the middle of it, like she did this year.
Images of America, Orange City by Doug Anderson & Greta Grond.
I believe I have reviewed this book before, but it is significant now in that two of the authors just did a "Night at the Museum" talk on it this week. Doug Anderson and Greta Grond, two of the authors gave a visual presentation of the book which included many old pictures of Orange City. The cover of the book is a lady and a young girl in Dutch costumes. I believe they are riding a float. The lady in the picture was my kindergarten teacher, Ms. Helen Beyer. She was the Tulip Queen in 1948. I remember her very well. Our class was supposed to start kindergarten that next year, but the Orange City elementary school burned down the spring before so our class spent the year in the basement of the American Reformed Church while they rebuilt the elementary school. Anyway, the book is actually a pictorial history of Orange City. It is a soft cover book of 126 pages and costs $21.99. I have several copies and can order more. I believe I have ordered several of these at least three times already.