ALSC Fun With Benefits

Just two weeks earlier, members of the Shore Club where enjoying an amazing evening at the Annual Christmas Dinner Party hosted at Steve and Rhonda Bell’s home with more than 100 people in attendance. Guests were treated to round trip street parking to front door shuttle service, catered appetizers and full buffet dinner, open bar and some very lively Christmas caroling led by our hired entertainer, Mary Courtney. Immersed in the spirit of the season, Pattie Lenz suggested we consider a Toy Drive collection and our members responded incredibly by contributing $278.00 toward the purchase of gifts to benefit the homeless and under privileged children of SeaTac.  

Then on Friday, December 14th surprisingly under somewhat clear skies, several elaborately decorated boats took to the water to visit select stops around the lake in effort to spread additional holiday cheer and delivering over 70 gift bags to the benefit and delight of the anxious children awaiting their chance to visit with the Father of Christmas himself, Santa Claus. 

Between stops the collection of boats radiated a bright glow over the waters of the lake, drawing folks away from their TVs and out of their easy chairs like drawing moths to a brightly burning flame where they responded to the approaching ships with waiving, cheering and lights flashing.  Whatever reason accounted for encouraging folks to leave the warmth of the indoors and to gathering with their neighbors, family and friends on a December dark night, they had done so and had done it with great fervor, making this a most wonderful closing event of the year for the Angle Lake Shore Club and the community.

We'd like to thank Bruce/Sandy Goulet and Lonnie/Annie Goulet who had invested many hours and personal expense to decorate their boats and we'd like to give recognition to our Captains Bruce Bryant and Bruce Goulet.  Also we’d like to give special recognition to our gift bag stuffers Julie Hill and her mother, Connie Smith.  All you’re efforts were clearly appreciated based on the many compliments and kind comments that viewers expressed.  And of course to a BIG Thank You to Steve Beck who once again came through in arranging our visit with Santa, you really helped to make this evening special for all who attended!

And finally, thank you to everyone who made the effort come out; build the fires; encourage the crowds to gather on your shore, and welcoming us onto your docks and beaches to help spread holiday cheer.  You are the reason why we do this and it is you who help to make this so much fun!  Thank you for being an active partner and taking an active role within your community.

Photos with Santa are available viewing and can be accessed from the ‘Additional Links’ menu located on the right side of this page and clicking the ‘ALSC Photo Album’ link.  If you have photos to share, please email them to the blog address at or contact Clyde Hill within the Shore Club phone directory.

On behalf of the Angle Lake Shore Club Board of Directors, we wish you and your loved ones a Very Merry Christmas.

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