Florida Today from Cocoa, Florida on December 30, 1975 · Page 1D
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Florida Today from Cocoa, Florida · Page 1D

Cocoa, Florida
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Tuesday, December 30, 1975
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People Section D Tuesday, becember 30, 1975 BmTrTwiW I' n TODAY Wamin't Idllsr Holiday Spirit Continues With Christmas just behind us and New Year's Eve and Day just ahead, most of us are still enjoying the visits of loved ones or savoring the memories of warrn visits be - ' tween friends and families. Although none of us can deny enjoying unwrapping beautifully decorated gifts, still the best thing of all about this holiday season is being with our families, some of whom are far away the rest of the year. In Satellite Beach Ed and Raymonds Lu - glnbuhl agreed that this holiday family gathering was one of the most "memorable" of all. Helping them celebrate were her grandfather, Edward L. Sargent and his wife, Margaret, of Wenham, Mass., who were ac - . companied by her mother Gladys Sargent of' Nashville, Ga. Also arriving in town laden with family gifts was her sister, Elaine. Barry and daughters, Sharon and Joy, all of Valdosta, Ga. Representing Ed's side Of the - family were his dad, Ralph Luginbuhl and wife, Mary of Fort' Lauderdale who drove up from South Florida for Christmas Day dinner served on a covered patio, Florida - style. . . Dr. Bill Hyden and wife Beth have enjoyed a houseful of company this holiday season that began with the arrival of her son, Phil Shelby, a sophomore at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Beth's aunt and her husband, Katye and John Stutzman of Key Royale at Holmes Beach on Florida's West Coast spent a few days with the Hy - dens too. To make everything even more merry, Beth's sister and brother - in - law and two nieces, Dr. Bill Sutton and Dot Sutton and children, Sandy and Marybeth of Richmond, Ky., arrived Sunday for a visit that will see them here through New Year's Day. Dr. Sutton is a.professor of English at EasiejjiejuuclufJUnivjttsiryJiicJimDjad The Hydens, their family and a few friends will celebrate the arrival of the New Year by dropping in first at Mercer Llver - more's and husband, George King's New Year's Eve party and then by entertaining at home. ... An international Christmas - New Year's celebration is being observed in the Cocoa Beach home of Sam and Trudy Aa - modt. Visiting with the Aamodts are Sam's late brother's wife, Ellen Aamodt and her son, Raeder and daughter, Sarah Grethe of Kvinsdal, Norway, who - arrived about two weeks ago. They brought not only seasonal gifts, but wedding gifts for Trudy and Sam, too, who were married in May of. this year The silver candlesticks they brought are beautiful. The visiting Aamodts will be in the U.S. until Jan. 7 and have already visited Walt Disney yorld, and gone swimming despite cool weather and taken in the beaches and fishing. Sam's cousin, Arvid Rob of New York City also visited for about a week. He has returned home. While the Aamodts observe some year - end traditions of Norway, Trudy who's Austrian can't help but show her bck - ground, too, in her especially fine cookies and cakes:' . Bicentennial Special The Brevard County Extension Home - makers Council has planned a Bri.rennial Extravaganza for next Tuesday, Jan. o, - .t Kiwanis Island, SR 520, Merritt Islind from 10 a.m. til 6 p.m, The event, designated n official .bicentennial event by, the Brevard Bicentennial Committee, will be participated In by 36 extension homemakers' clubs that comprise 1250 members. The public is invited to attend and enjoy the exhibits and watch the demonstrations. Mrs. Margaret Smith, county cultural arts chairperson, is in charge. Among the crafts and old arts to be included will be sculpture, quilling, tinsel painting, pine needle work, macrame, chair caning, wood working, tatting, rug hooking and braiding, quilting, trapunto (that's embroidered quilting if you didn't already know - I didn't), tableau painting, china painting and many, many more. Special features w,ill Include 200 - year - old i recipes, breadmaking, soap making, a dis - ' play of each state's history, 200 years of ed - ' ucation and a country store. An old art that dates back to Biblical times. and is being jevived is fish netting. ' Olan P. Lovltt, an instructor at Brevard Community College, and several of his students will give a demonstration. Another BCC instructor, Kay Tompkins, will give a ' weaving demonstrations. , Old - fashioned fashions will be .modeled by area senior citizens in a show narrated ' byh Frank Hammel. Refreshments will be served from a turn - of' - the - century cafe. All proceeds will go toward the homemakers' scholarship loan fund, the only such fund offered on a county level through extension homemakers clubs in Florida. k Marilyn Beck 2D TV Log ...2D One Woman's Voice. ..3D Stop Killing Yourself.. .3D Amy Clark 'H H III lllilllllilK? :B11te?l 1 1 H H HI l lUlVflp' )ir - K AH lK JTV HKImekIIH H H H JH HI I llBmo - . ' ' '1 BH r 'Kf m v M H H Rn IHI illlKivtWMi' "& H HHLr WSJi! jyatl fH TODion rn.i.i wait Jnn Young Shelly Bishop, above, gets the giggles along with herbal - loon - a - tic' animal from Sunny (Mary Ellen Douton), who's one half of the traveling balloon and magic show that made a stop, in Titusville last week. The other half of the team is Windy '(Russell Douton), at right, who thinks he's a strong contender for Guiness Book of Records fame. 1 ' 1 They're Traveling Balloona - tics there's By PAT PHILLIPS TODAY Ihrtl Wrlttr Before tfiere's even time to take a big breath and say "presto," the nimble fingers have twisted the ba - ' loon into a sausage - fat, long - nosed, "hot dog" dog. The audience, grown - ups. and children both, giggle with delight as. the tall figure, smartly clad in a red, white and blue Uncle Sam - style costume, waves his hand at a wide - eyed child and a honkmg sound seems to come from nowhere. The show is strictly for kids, and those who are "still kids at heart," magical balloon artists Windy and Sunny declare and they discover repeatedly that there's an ample supply of kids hidden inside grownup bodies. , During last week's appearance in Searstown Mall, the twosome (off - stage, Russell and Mary Ellen Dou - ton, - tteKghted - ltolrday - shopper - with - he"Uiiique - magte and ballon show. id , ,i THE COUPLE, who've been married for 25tyears'j roam the eastern coast of the United States, moving between shopping malls and fairs with what they call their way to Guiness. If they're accepted, the 47 - year - old showman will become the world champion of animal balloon artists - at least until someone comes along to burst his bubble, so to speak. WINDY NOTES cheerfully that "I didn't do it all by myself," and the grin grows again as perky Sunny chimes in, "he did it, but I endured it." For, as both performers are quick to point out, the show is a joint effort and a joint career. Sunny, ike Windy, is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians ("although she doesn't look like a brother to me" Windy - wisecracks) and adds a little magic to the show herself. They've both done magical acts for yearsj at first playing nightclubs and conventions part - time, both singly and as a team act. ! - the - Guiness - book - as - 4he - fastest sinp.le..animal hnllnnn. .AhQiil - nine, years ago. Windy decided to leave his their "balloon - a - tics" show. "It's like - the kids today say we're 'doing our own thing,' and we're having a good time, and making a buck too,"lWihdy says happily, his moustache twisting into the upward tilt of his happy - go - lucky smile. Even more than being free of what Windy calls "the nine to five routine," the two performers may also find international fame in the Guiness Book of World Records. Windy believes he's the fastest animal balloon artist in the world. During a show in Jacksonville on May 31, 1975, he set what he believes to be three world records in making balloon animals. He took just four seconds to create one, and continued to make 311 in one hour, and then 1,100 in four hours. Those feats, Windy believes, should put his name in artist, the person to make the most animals in an hour and the, person, to make the most in four hours. "Of course, we're trying to get people to challenge those records now," he says with a nonchalant shrug. But the results, fully witnessed and certified, are on job with an oil company in favor of f ulI - timeshowman - ship. The balloon part of the routine grew naturally for Continued on Next Page "ANNY GEORGE ESCORTS, LISBETH DALTON ... at annual Debutante Ball at Cocoa Beach TODAY Itoft f httoi by John Dkktrsaa Mrs. Ronald Collins Helps Deb Sandra Gray With Gloves in South Brevard j 32 Young Women Debut MRS. GEORGE TOLSON AND PAMELA TOLSON . . . talk about festivities at Cocoa Beach By AMY CLARK TODAY WMM'I tdlttr In two separate formal ceremonies, 32 young Brevard County women made their debut into society Monday night culminating more than six months of activities for the debutantes. In Central Brevard, the Debutante Society sponsored its annual Debutante Ball at the Gold Room of the Ramada Inn, Cocoa Beach. Friends and families gathered to observe the formal presentation of 21 debutantes clad in white and escorted by their fathers for the official introductions to those attending. The Central Brevard debutantes are Linda Ann Barnini, Gloria Ann Braxton, Terese Diane Dressier, Pamela Page England, Angela Elise Elwell, Dana Rhea Ervin, Elizabeth Ann Hamilton, Cynthia Lee Holloway, Mary Leigh Jay, Jan - is Nannalee Jones,. Carol Marie' Loupe, Denise Anne Miller, Cynthia Lee Rentz, Elizabeth Mer - ron Rich, Julianne Sampley, Diane Anita Shanks, Jill Rosalind Sharpe", Nancy Jane Simmons, Pamela Ellen Tolson, Debra Lee Weaver and Lisbeth Anne Dalton. " In South' Brevard, the Debutante Assembly Committee sponsored its annual ball at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club In Indian Harbour - Beach where 11 young women made their bow into society. The South Brevard debutantes are' Cynthia Louise Vaughn, Janet Marie Crabb, Lynn Joyce Mix, Christine Ann Hambel, - Jane Carey Glea - son, Greer Louise Ferguson, Deanna Lynn Stroud, Anne Kathleen Eason, Amoret Gould, Connie Rae Simmons, Sandra Sue Gray and Patricia Lynn Berg. . At both ceremonies, following the presenta tion, the debutantes danced with their fathers and then with their escorts. Afterwards everyone relaxed and enjoyed light' refreshments " and dancing for the'rest of the evening, i - .

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