Once again, Chris and Gary Wolf graciously opened their Milan home Sept. 10 to the Shakespeare Club to launch the club's 122nd year.
Forty-one members and associates gathered to celebrate the traditional fall-feasting September pot-luck picnic held in the beautifully picnic-perfect backyard. The pond, the gazebo, the tree house and the plethora of flowers all blended together to provide an ideal background for so much fun, fellowship and laughter it could probably be considered akin to "Dancing with the Wolfs.'"
A touch of class was added since dinner music, featuring Pavarotti and the other two tenors, was piped to the revelers as they dined sumptuously. Just the thought of Pavarotti singing for a Shakespeare Club potluck can surely bring a smile to one's face. Old Will himself was probably laughing out loud, right along with Luciano.
Jim Busek presided over a brief business meeting at which he re-introduced Tom McLaughlin, first vice-president. Tom and Cindy had been on hiatus for a few years due to scheduling conflicts. However, McLaughlin is poised to take over the helm in 2008, following Busek's final year of a two-year term as president.
Program booklets were distributed. The next meeting will be held at the FTMC Learning Center at Norwalk High School at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 with Char and Jim Busek in charge of the program. "Vacations" will be the theme for the evening and club members will be participating by submitting favorite vacation snapshots and remembrances of memorable vacation moments from their past. A slide show with individual commentaries is in the offing.