THANKSGIVING WEEKEND NEWS
First, a “mea culpa”. We know we’ve been having a problem with some of our email communications, and that some of you haven’t received any news about our forthcoming Thanksgiving Weekend Afternoon Feast. We’re working on fixing that, so please bear with us. If you get this message, share it with friends!
Second, we know it’s not been easy for some of you to purchase tickets in advance, so we’ve made it easier for you. Now, you can reserve places for your family and friends, by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we get it, we’ll generate a “boleto” (bank payment form) and send it back for you to use for your payment.
If you’re not a member, but want to join and pay now for 2013, you pay member prices for this year’s feast and next year’s. We will include your annual membership dues in the “boleto” we send you, killing two birds with one stone.
We will need your RSVP, plus payment in full, by Thanksgiving Day itself—Thursday, November 22nd—one week from tomorrow! Otherwise we won’t know how much of the scrumptious fare we need to prepare. We will NOT be taking payments at the door, nor will there be any “walk ons” allowed—No Reservation, No Celebration.
We’ll start at 1:00 pm on Sunday, November 25th in the Fellowship Hall of our co-hosts, the Union Church, located at Av. Prefeito Dulcídio Cardoso, 4351 in Barra da Tijuca, which has ample free parking available. Because we really want families with children to attend, we’ve enlisted a baker’s dozen of teen age volunteers from OLM, to help keep the kids entertained, make sure they eat their veggies, etc.
The bill of fare will include the traditional favorites, roast turkey and baked ham, stuffing, mashed and sweet potatoes and real gravy. And, of course we’ll have real cranberry sauce brought direct from the US. In fact, you’ll feel as if you were back in the USA for a day.
The price for this extravaganza? Children 12 and below are FREE. All paid up American Society Rio members, 13 and over, pay R$50; non-members pay R$85. Member prices, which include all you can eat, soft drinks donated by Coca Cola and alcohol-free cider, are also available to EARJ, OLM, RIS and Consulate staff—just identify yourself on your RSVP.
Entrance tickets are still being sold at the Union Church Office from 1 to 4pm (ask for Edson or call 9971-8649). If you have any doubts about reservations or prices, please call Vanica (8128-7911) or Marília (8881-3588).