August 2019 Rally

Dates: August 16-18, 2019

Location: Damdrodge, TN

Hosts: Sonnessas and Sarmentos

Campground: Anchor Down RV Resort

The AUGUST RALLY was hosted by Robert and Sherry Sonnessa, and Co Hosted by Dennis and Barbara Sarmento at Anchor Down RV Resort located in Dandridge Tennessee on August 16 – 18, 2019. Members in attendance were Bob and Sherry Sonnessa, Dennis and Barbara Sarmento, John and Patti Nichols, Tim and Sharon Seaman, John and Rhoda Schoepf, Rex and Betty Monroe, Paul and Carol Melton, and Gary and Jane Lambert.

Most of us arrived Thursday -and enjoyed Happy hour at Dennis and Barbara‘'s site, followed by dinner at Angelos at The Point.

Friday morning breakfast was served at Bob and Sherry’s site. Lunch was on our own with people visiting The Bush Bean Factory, German Restaurant and an Old Mill. (Except Paul had to spend time working on his Coach!) Dinner was as a group at the Chop House Restaurant in Sevierville. Dennis and Barbara hosted an Ice cream desert following dinner.

Saturday breakfast of eggs, pancakes, bacon , sausage, fruit, muffins and juice at our rally site over looking beautiful Douglas Lake. The afternoon was spent with groups visiting the Apple Barn and Cider Mill and hiking. Happy hour was once again at the Sarmento site due to the fact they were the site with shade! Dinner was served in the spacious club house and consisted of pulled pork barbecue, slaw and various salads. A brief business meeting was held where the location for the 2020 Eastern area rally was announced to be at The Lewisburg WV Fairgrounds in September and Sherry Sonnessa, Barbara Sarmento and Rhoda Schoepf were appointed as members of the nominations committee for next years officers.

The weekend ended Sunday morning with breakfast at our rally site with a small celebration of Patti’s birthday and a brief devotion led by Betty Monroe discussing the importance of keeping Joy(not happiness) in our lives.
The weekend was very much enjoyed as the weather and scenery were beautiful and as always the food was great!Thank you to all who made it a success!
PS: Thanks again for the muffin birthday cake and wine caddy! Patty

Submitted by Patty Nichols