Fellow Santa Rowers,
Fourteen years and still going strong!
The weather was not looking so good, but you did it again! Launching was even a little on the warm side, and the river was like glass. Then the rains arrived, but it never dampened the holiday spirit and good cheer that was evident back at the boathouse. The costumes get more entertaining each year and we even had 14 extra monks this time!
Our last tally is $14,077.00 and there is a pledge on the way in the vicinity of $3200.00, which will bring us over $17,000.00. An impressive number, all because of your generosity.
Many thanks to the volunteers who drove a launch, getting boats down from the house, those that manned the dock and helped in carrying oars back to the house all in the rain, and all of you who helped with setting up, counting the donations and cleaning up. And let’s not forget our brave Santa out in his single. The mimosas were flowing, the coffee and treats were much enjoyed and the smiles on all your faces were pricless.
Thanks to each and every one of you for your generous donations, your participation and dedication to this event. Br. Miguel summed it up perfectly in saying that this event helps out tremendously with feeding those in need and he looks forward to it each year. Once again, many, many thanks to all and wishing you a safe and Happy Holiday.
– Andy and Diane McGrellis
Check out the News Journal article on this year’s “Santa Row!”
“Torrential rain did not dampen the spirits of WRC members and rowers from the Charter School of Wilmington as they took to the water on Saturday, December 6 for the annualSanta Row to benefit the Ministry of Caring.
David Klein, WRC scholastic liaison, and his O.K. Video partner Brian Windle produced this short video http://youtu.be/t0QQr-IY0IE commemorating the “fun”…though I am not sure that’s exactly what those of us on the water were calling it at the time!
Feel free to share this video on Facebook, via e-mail, whatever! It includes info for making donations to the Ministry of Caring for anyone who may still wish to do so.
Happy New Year, everyone! — Sue Oldenburg, soggy coxswain and O.K. Video partner”