Lone Star Packard Christmas Lunch.

Gail and I had been the Activities Directors of the club for the past 2 years. As our 'swan song' we decided to do something a little different, and give a little cheer to some folks who are less fortunate.

About 13 miles from the hangar is the Brookwood Community, a facility for 'challenged adults' who have mental or physical disabillities. There are 108 residents (they call them 'citizens'). During the week they work in the upscale cafe and also in the pottery shop and nursery.

Several members gathered at the hangar and we CARavaned to the community.
Gail drove 'Madeleine', the 1937 convertible, and I drove 'Baron' the 1937 Town Car. This was the FIRST time Gail had driven a Packard BY HERSELF....for about 50 miles that day.

We gathered outside the chapel and first paraded past their residences before we went to the Cafe for lunch.

It just so happened that a group of cyclists were also using the parking lot as a rest area, so the community had a professional photographer on hand.

Needless to say, it was an emotionally charged parade....just to see the joy in the faces of the groups of citizens as we drove by.

Here are some of the pictures we have....click on a thumbnail to see the larger picture....


After the lunch, we drove to a member's house for dessert and coffee and more Christmas conviviality.