The European American Business Club goes for another Trolley ride around the island to see the Christmas lights.
Translated: And every year Christ-the Saviour comes back as a Child. And because of that joyous event, the EABC also sings: Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh, but it is not a sleigh but a trolley, but nevertheless fun.
For the second year now, the European American Business Club is organizing a Holly Trolley Lights Parade for its members on December 14 as it was appropriately brisk and the togetherness almost felt like cuddling in a sleigh as it moved forward through the snow..
Last year’s Holly Trolley was a fun-filled blast.
Taking off from the Chaplin Williams Realty offices in Downtown, where Lila Keim had been the host of an extensive display of tasty hors d’oeuvres and body warming adult beverages, some 30 members Christmas caroled around the island, taking pictures and video, and having fun.
This year the club is planning to meet at the beautifully decorated Hoyt House on the corner of 8th and Atlantic Ave, and after drinks, season wishes and goodies, hop on the Trolley to admire the festive lights throughout Amelia Island. No doubt the route will go by all the traditional festively decorated places off Citrona and 14th Street with a stroll through OMNI Amelia Island Plantation and a final visit to the 220,000 lights that are decorating the Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island for a quick look at their lavish tree and decorations and of course to admire their 17 ft. long Gingerbread Pirate Ship in the lobby, built from 3,000 eggs, 900 pounds of sugar and 1,200 pounds of flour, 14lbs of Holiday spices, and probably quite a huge amount of butter as well. 12 Pastry chefs from the Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island spend 330 hours modeling this growing tradition.
Make sure not to miss this “highlight of the year” get-together with friends and plan on making some new ones. We certainly had a lot of fun on last year’s tour.
And as always, there will be a business card drawing, so don’t leave home without your business cards. You never know what Lady Luck may bestow upon you.
Oh and by the way, don’t be thrown off by the name European American BC as the founders and members prefer the “organic” growth model, inviting anyone who has an interest in global business ideas and likes to discuss those in an informal setting.
Mark down the date: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 and send an email to the club’s secretary Caroline Bloechlinger that you want to join the fun. The time : 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm and the cost $25 per person / Cash or Check.