Forty-five Fun Club travelers celebrated the holiday season last week in “Christmas City,” also known as Branson, MO. Nine outstanding shows featured singing, dancing, comedy, variety and some surprises. The shows included a great mix of top hits and classic sounds plus all the joy of the season.
Irish crooner Daniel O’Donnell was a huge hit with his first all-Christmas show in Branson. The Hughes Brothers wowed audiences with their amazing harmony and a fast-paced performance which included most of their 40-plus children. The biblical story of Samson featured live animals, great costumes and incredible special effects.
Another favorite was the talented Brett Family. Their flashy stage sets are awesome but it’s their patriotic segment that brings me to tears every time. “Clay Cooper’s Country Express” was another fun family show and it showcased the quick wit of Cooper and fabulous choreography.
The show “Hot Rods and High Heels” was a crowd pleaser with its rockin’ 50’s music. A special treat was when Fun Club travelers Debby and Gary Shoup of Hampton were invited on the stage for a fun segment with the show’s entertainers.
The Fun Club enjoyed the harmony and inspirational sounds of the “New South Gospel”. The show “Prophecy” was a surprise with its use of lasers, fog, and other special effects to present a holiday rock performance. And a 60’s show, “California Dreaming,” featured the music of the Beach Boys and other hits from the era.
Fun Club travelers
Traveling with the Fun Club were LeRoy and Inez Griess of Sutton; Marx and Norma Holtorf of Hordville; Curtis and Christine Huber of Central City; Judy Dinneen and Agnes Loukota, both of Exeter; and Steve and Bernie Marshall of St. Edward.
Also traveling with the Fun Club were Dr. Roger and Betty Meyer of Utica; Delmar and Sherry Peters of Aurora; Gordon and Jolene Wiegardt of Seward; Charles and Donna Brabec of Geneva and Doris Djernes of Phillips.
Travelers from Henderson were Jim and Joan Friesen, Walter and Marlene Ott, Alden and LaVerna Quiring, Wilma Dick, Blanche Franz and Aldena Siebert.
Ed and Anita Wall of Hampton participated with their family, Jeff and Mychelle Wall and Debby and Gary Shoup, all of Hampton. Dennis Wall of Hampton was accompanied by his son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Angie Wall, also of Hampton.
Travelers from York were Reid and Carla Block, Steve and Norma Moseley, Bernie Scripture, Pat Hoover, and group leaders Bernice and Dave Mettenbrink.
Do you need a day-off from your busy holiday schedule? A trip to Horseshoe Casino might be the distraction you need! Give us a call at 402-745-6477 to get your name on the roster for our next casino trip on Thursday, Dec. 13. We need to send in your name and details several days ahead so we appreciate early reservations.
The motorcoach departs at 8:30 a.m. and the cost is only $30. Bus travelers receive a complimentary buffet from the casino. You may have heard we had a really big winner last month. Here’s hoping that good fortune is in store for this month’s gamers.