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THE OGDEN VALLEY NEWS Page 4 Volume IX Issue II November 1, 2003 Auction Planned as Part of Second Annual Snowdance The second annual Snow Dance and Auction to benefit the OVBA and The U.S Ski and Snowboard Association is fast approaching. This festive evening is scheduled for Saturday, November 15, 2003 at Wolf Creek Resort. Christmas in October By Drienie Hattingh. Over night lodging packages from the following Ogden Valley sponsors: Red Moose Lodge Moose Hollow Snowberry Inn Rounds of Golf and dining packages courtesy of Wolf Creek Golf & Wolf Creek Grille Gift Certificates to Ogden Valley services courtesy of Valley Hair and Pine Mountain Sun and Beauty Dining Gift Certificates from Ogden Valley restaurants, including: A pizza party, courtesy of Alpine Pizza Dinner for two at the Yukon Grille Complete car detailing courtesy of Valley Junction Car Wash A handcrafted armoire courtesy of Summers End Furniture is one of the auction items. A one hour plane ride courtesy of Barbara Hansen is also one of the auction items. “We have received some very generous items for the silent and live auctions this year!” according to event planner, Lisa Karam. A sampling of the items to be featured in this year’s auction include: Ski jackets, sweaters and other US Ski Team authentic apparel A map of the Snowbasin Olympic Downhill signed by Olympian Bode Miller A one hour plane ride courtesy of Barbara Hansen A beautiful handcrafted armoire courtesy of Summers End Furniture A winter theme handbag courtesy of Janet Peters and Ume Designs Boeri Ski Helmet and Hot Chilies cour tesy of Jeff Hyde and Trappers Village Guests at the event will dine on culinary delights courtesy of The Wolf Creek Grille while bidding on auction items and dancing to the sounds of local band, “Flew The Coupe” Tickets will once again be $50 for open seating with premier table seating sponsorships beginning at $600 for a table of ten. Other sponsorships, which include special gifts and name recognition in the invitation, program, and publicity, range from $1,000 to $1,500 for a table of ten. Invitations will be going out shortly. If you are interested in receiving an invitation, donating an item for the auction, or in a premier table sponsorship, call 745-0808 or email Lisa@extraordinaryevents.biz It is a beautiful October day in the Valley when I drive to the Valley Market. The yellow Aspens and Cottonwoods seem to catch the sun’s rays in their full autumn splendor. I love to drive through a carpet of yellow leaves, with my little PT cruiser, leaves flying up and fluttering all around. My windows are open and the fresh, crisp autumn air moves through the car. Corrie, our little dog, has his head out the window—ears flapping in the wind—seeming to enjoy this incredible season as much as I do. I’m on my way to the Eden Post Office. The last couple of weeks I spent shopping for Christmas presents for my family in South Africa and New Zealand. Christmas starts early in the Hattingh household since we came to America—I have to get my presents to Jeannie at the Post Office so they arrive in time for Christmas in far away lands! Jeannie told me a couple of weeks ago that the deadline for overseas Christmas mail is end of October. I send one big box, as big a box as Jeannie will allow me to, to my mother Ralie, and one big box with all the “Hattingh” presents to my mother-in-law Rita. My mother will place the presents under her Christmas tree where my family will gather the first week in December before they all take off on their ocean vacations. December is summer vacation in South Africa. And my Mother-in-law will do the same. Since Johan’s sister Erica and her husband and children immigrated, I started sending a third box to New Zealand. My dining room is a mess during the month of October. There are little piles of presents stacked on the dining room table with name tags lying next to them. A pile of presents each for Betsie, Gerhard, their children and grandchildren; Deon, Lynette and their children; Johan’s mother and then for my family. My Mother, Miemie, Willie, their children, and grandchildren; Lourens, Nouna and their children; Elsabe, Butch, and their children; and Sonja, Chris and their lit- Subscriptions available for out of area residents at $18.00 annually. Jewelry Repair Silver & Gold Largest Silver & Amber Inventory in Town Send payment with mailing address to: (801) 393-1986 THE OGDEN VALLEY NEWS P O BOX 130 EDEN UT 84310 278 Historic 25th St. Ogden, UT 84401 LOCATED IN THE VALLEY IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE Dick Manley Realtor / Member of Eden Planning Committee 391-1800 Paul Judd 5460 E 2200 N Eden Utah Real Estate Done Right! Call (801) 745-6000 745-6000 Office 814-5667 Cell Manager/ Broker Sales Master/GRI Chairman OVBA We need homes & land to sale call 745-6000. 100 Gary Bingham 388-0607 80 Susan Hansen Realtor 710-3833 Wendy Anderson Realtor 430-7064 Nicole Kester 60 Realtor 745-0290 Connected to the Community The Valley is our Business Taraneh’s 2003 CLOSED SALES VOLUME UP 76% OVER 2002 2003 Closed Sales Member, Eden Planning Committee President, Patio Springs Home Owners Association tle boy Cameron. Then there is the pile for Erica and Johan and their children in New Zealand. The piles are pretty much the same. There is a box of saltwater taffy, which they just love, from the Smoky Mountains and a special Christmas ornament—this year a beautiful angel—for each family, as well as a bottle of Utah Fry Sauce! Roger over at the Valley Market had to order a whole box of fry sauce especially for my family! Twenty bottles in all! The little girls each got a porcelain doll from Cracker Barrel and the teen girls a Christmas candle, and Christmas bells. The little boys will each receive a “monster truck” with enormous wheels. The teen boys, a crisp $10 bill (they can exchange it for a lot of South African currency); and the men, who play golf, will receive golf balls. I felt elated as I drove to the Post Office—I’m all done! Soon my gifts—45 in all—lovingly wrapped in ribbons and bows will be off on their long journey, crossing the oceans to the Dark Continent where our family will receive it all safe and sound . . . with love, from Eden, Utah. Friends exclaim in sympathy when they walk into my house and see the mess in the dining room and all the trouble that I’m going through to get this bit of Christmas cheer to our loved ones across the oceans. I do not deserve their sympathy because, to me, it is a joy! I love to go shopping, thinking of every person as I buy their gift. And, every year at Christmas time, I’m right there in my Mother’s summer garden, under the peach, fig, and plum trees, laden with fruit, where Mother puts her Christmas tree. And when my loved ones gather around the Christmas tree to open their presents from us to them, I will see every dear face as they open our presents. I will close my eyes and smell the ripened fruit and roses; and the yesterday, today, and tomorrow bush in my childhood garden. As my sisters and Mother open every beautifully wrapped angel, they will remember us, and our love for them. And the little ones, who will squeal with happy anticipation as they tear off the brightly colored paper, will grow up remembering their aunt and uncle across the oceans, knowing that they are not forgotten, and that they are loved a lot. 40 20 10 0 Up 76% Robyn’s Floral & Gift Thanksgiving Centerpieces Starting at $20 Call 791-4556 to order yours today!