A grab bag of $1 items garnered a great deal of interest, with bargain-hunters taking things home whether they needed them or not.
Chairman of this year's function was Marcia Reaster, who had help from Sharron Myers and Dianne Dwyer, as well as lots of support from the chamber executive director Tim Scobie and secretary Jane Reich. Jack Hammond was the auctioneer while spotters Ray Gilley and John Weatherford kept track of the bidders.
The crowd had a lot of fun with Tom and Janet Shatzer, who bought the ''second honeymoon package'' - a basket containing a bottle of wine, a pair of wine glasses and napkins, bath foam and a filmy white negligee - to go along with the trip to the Daytona Beach Hilton. Another three-day, two-night stay at the Symphony Beach Club at Ormond Beach was purchased by John and Bev Weatherford.
Seen enjoying the event were newlyweds Dan and Helen Kildea; Keith and Pat Shamrock, Lewis and Nancy Lushear, Smiley Merry and Laurabel Ferran, Jimmy and Michelle Conner, and Ken and Julie Carpenter.
Preliminary calculations show that the event raised $5,600. Sponsors were BankFirst, Barnett Bank, Citizens National Bank, First Family Bank, First Federal Savings Bank of Lake County, First Union Bank, SunBank, United Southern Bank and Ogden Martin Systems.
Folks at the Lakeside Inn and WFTV-Channel 9 were hosts to a large crowd of Eustis, Mount Dora and Tavares chamber members Thursday evening. The event was staged on the veranda at the lovely historic inn on the shores of Lake Dora.
More than 200 local business people enjoyed the refreshments as they checked out the facility on tours led by Carolyn Lamb, rooms division manager. Also on hand to greet guests were owner James Barggren; Linda Cripps, catering coordinator; and Patty Crisp, food and beverage manager. Mark Schmidt represented Channel 9 at the function.
Door prizes were won by Lori Wintersdorf, Eustis Manor; Richard and Christina Stein, Black Bear Golf Course; Carol Smith-Clendinen, Ruth Bibb and Catherine Ryan.
Others attending were Pat Whitmer, Joe and Doris Godfrey, Bill Clendinen, Eldon and Martha Herron, Edward and Betty Jones, Leon Bibb, Catherine Hanson, Judy Edwards, Kyle Garrett, Chris Aaron, Barbara Heller, Jodie Chastain, Judy Reich and Susan Reninger.
A May 15 get-together aimed at recognizing foster parents of Lake and Sumter counties was a huge success, with more than 90 attending the appreciation dinner at Marco's Restaurant in Tavares.
Source : http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1995-05-24/news/9505230855_1_negligee-bank-of-lake-lake-county415