Many thanks to all who helped make the Christmas swags for the street signs. Many hands made fast work.
According to informed sources, namely Ray Bottoms, one of Doral Woods’ former finest is returning to The Woods.
Most of you will remember David Hobson, who moved to live in his home town of “down around Dunn”, NC, as they say, with his bride Carole several years ago. The Doral Dispatch has now learned that Hobson plans to return to Doral Woods in a few weeks when the purchase of his latest Doral Woods home has closed.
For years Hobson was a member of The Tin Whistles, was the treasurer of the Doral Woods Entrance Committee, hosted an annual Shrimp Boil event at his home, and ran the Pinehurst Foxes Golf Tournament which is one of the oldest golf groups in the area.
Welcome back Dave!
— Bob Jones, Editor
The 35th annual Doral Woods Christmas party was held Wednesday, December 16 at the Pinehurst Resort Members Club. Pat and Tom Royal hosted the evening for 70 neighbors to gather to share the Christmas spirit. Pat and Tom provided each lady with a red rose and baked a loaf of pumpkin bread for each couple to make the evening even more special.
Tom Royal thanked the many Doral Woods volunteers that work through out the year to make this such a special place to live. In addition, he awarded the longest residents (The Raney’s, nearly 30 years) with a bottle of champagne and the shortest time residents (The Blick’s, 4 months) with a bottle of Bud Light. (they need to work up to the champagne). Also recognized was the highest male golf handicap (Bill LiVolsi, awarded two sleeves of balls as he probably needs them each round) and the lowest male handicap (Don D’Apolito, a single ball, as that’s probably enough). Similarly, Dianne Cole-Hall was awarded a single ball as the lowest female handicap, and Carol Higgins, as the highest handicap, got 2 sleeves of balls. Tom recognized and awarded a beautiful first prize ribbon to Eldorado Lane, whose residents supported the event in the highest quantity.
Kay Wildt lead the group in singing seasonal songs and Christmas carols before the DJ started the music for dancing. By observation, the main activity was socialization among the attendees with the gathering providing the opportunity to see many old friends and make new ones.
Next year’s hosts are Dianne Cole-Hall and Alan Hall. Feel free to lend them a hand in the continuation of this long time tradition in Doral Woods.