The   Ninth  Annual  LARG  Holiday  Dinner
Reported and Photographed By Norm Styer, AI2C of Clarkes Gap, Virginia

A Very Special Thanks to Margaret Gentges for arranging this great event !

Table One: (CW) Boyd Garrett - N5CTI of Sterling, Sharon - KI4BAA and Buddy Brewer - K4CJB of Round Hill, Joyce Costello and Larry - K3HE Hughes of Leesburg,
Elena - KD4DEI and Bill - W3EMH Frisbie of Sterling, Dave Putman - KE4S of Leesburg, Mrs. and Gary - AI4IN Strong of Ashburn, Dave Mullins - K4ARP of Aldie,
Henry Weidman - K2BFY of Sterling, Nancy - KE4RTP and Paul N4PD Dluehosh of Leesburg, Carolyn and John - W4AU Unger of Hamilton, Virginia.

(Loudoun ARG, Purcellville, Virginia, December 12, 2006)

Thirty-four members and guests of the Loudoun Amateur Radio Group enjoyed wonderful holiday spirit,
fine food and wine at Sterling's That's Amore on Wednesday, December 5, 2006

This was a very special and exciting night for everyone !!!

No One Went Away Hungry !!!

Red and White Wine Pool
Appetizers: Stuffed Mushrooms, Fried Calamari
Salads: Traditional Caesar, Insalata Caprese
Pastas: Spaghetti Marinara (vegetarian), Fettuccine Alfredo
Entrees: Chicken Marsala, Veal Parmesan
The Dessert selection from a sampler featuring 6 Amoré favorites



Meg - N4OGE and Frank - KØBRA Gentges

Our Hosts

Of Great Falls, Virginia

Bill - K8SYH and BA Buchholz

Of Potomac Falls, Virginia


Angi Garasic - KG4AVR

Of Haymarket, Virginia

Carolyn and John Unger - W4AU

Of Hamilton, Virginia

Joyce Costello and Larry - K3HE Hughes

Of Leesburg, Virginia

Nancy Dluehosh - KE4RTP

Of Leesburg, Virginia

Gary Strong - AI4IN

Of Ashburn, Virginia

L-R:   Kay Styer - KA2IJU of Clarkes Gap,  Carolyn Unger of Hamilton,
Nancy Dluehosh - KE4RTP of Leesburg, and Carol Boehler - KF4TJJ of Leesburg

Sharon - KI4BAA and Buddy - K4CJB Brewer

Of Round Hill, Virginia

Tom Dawson - WB3AKD
and Suzanne Grobbel

Of Round Hill and Bluemont, Virginia

Paul Dluehosh - N4PD

Of Leesburg, Virginia

Certificates of Appreciation  
       Tom Dawson - WB3AKD, the Emergency Coordinator for Loudoun County Amateur Radio Emergency Service presented special certificates of achievement to several key members of Loudoun ARES for their long time dedicated service to supporting emergency communications operations. He specifically called out the 9-11 Emergency, the Dulles International Airport Emergency Exercise, Hurricane Isabel, First Night Leesburg, the annual Reston Bicycle Century Ride - American Red Cross Support, and the many Loudoun County Emergency Operations Center Exercises. Awards were presented to Gary Quinn - NC4S and Bill Frisbie - W3EMH, Assistant Emergency Coordinators for Loudoun ARES, Carol - KF4TJJ and Denny - KF4TJI Boehler of Leesburg and Kurt Reber - KI4FWB of Lovettsville. We all agree; these folks continue to do a great job for Loudoun County's communities.

Tom Dawson - WB3AKD

Presents Loudoun ARES
Certificate Of Achievement


Bill Frisbie - W3EMH

Of Sterling, Virginia

Carol and Denny Also Received Loudoun ARES Certificates Of Achievement
From Tom Dawson - WB3AKD, Loudoun County Emergency Coordinator
for the Amateur Radio Emergency Service

Carol - KF4TJJ and Denny - KF4TJI Boehler

Of Leesburg, Virginia

The Door Prizes
        Paul - N4PD and John - W4AU did the honors on the many door prizes. We missed Gary Quinn - NC4S who also had worked all year finding these unique items. The two mayor prizes were won by Kay Styer - KA2IJU and Frank Gentges - KØBRA. Carolyn Unger won the Daiwa coax switch. Angi Garasic - KG4AVR won the MFJ "Cleartone" Speaker. Pat Slusher got the ladder line antenna "locks" and Chuck Graham - KI4IEO won the Stanley tool bottle opener.

# 2 Door Prize

And The Winner Is:

Kay Styer - KA2IJU



#1 Door Prize

And The Winner Is:

Frank Gentges - KØBRA

The Loudoun Amateur Radio Group's Outstanding Member of 2006 Award
        The Outstanding Member Of The Year Award is voted upon by all previous recipients and is usually presented at our holiday dinner. But this year, the recipient was not present; so, we'll have to wait until our January 2007 meeting for this presentation.


We trust all had a wonderful time. We all look forward to a good 2007.
Our final operation this year is First Night Leesburg on December 31. We hope to see you there.   
Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all !!! Best Regards, Norm Styer - AI2C de Clarkes Gap, Virginia