BANQUET ENTERTAINMENT & GUEST SPEAKER
Highlights of pre-dinner program featuring The United States Navy Band,
the U.S. Navy Sea Chanters and Captain Ralph Gambone, Bandmaster.
Theme: America the Beautiful, penned by Kathy Lee Bates in her room in the
original Antlers Hotel following a trip to the Pikes Peak summit by carriage.
Toast to "new" spouses
America the Beautiful
Off we go!
After dinner, an intermission...
Peepaleene gets lei'd
A flower delivery for Kar
"As time goes by..."`
Introduction of guest speaker, Bill Ketchum
"It was a very good year" sound/slide presentation
New XO, "Restless" Bill Ketchum, reports to VP-17 --
just in time for an extended deployment to Naha Okinawa
Oriental music/reverberating cymbals
a) "Which way you goin', Billy?" b) "I got a brand new pair of roller skates,
you got a brand new key." c) "Yeah, like a bridge over troubled water....."
a) "Don't take your guns to town, Bill, don't take your guns to town."
b) "You.....my brown eyed girl." c) "Held onto my ding-a-ling."
a) "Gotta find a woman, gotta find a woman, gotta find a woman, gotta find a woman."
b) "We gotta get outa this place, if it's the last thing we evah do."
c) "On the road to Naminoue."
a) "Well I was tossin' 'n turnin'...turnin' 'n tossin'...tossin' 'n turnin' all night!"
b) "Put da lime in da coconut and drink 'em bode up....."
c) "I'm goin' back to...Olongapo...one more time."
"Restless" Bill assuming command of VP-17
Sound of passing P-3
Ketch speaks from the heart
"Token" gift for the guest speaker: a brass
bell topped by an anchor and inscribed:
Kind words from Pat Maley
Go to any of the following:
EARLY ARRIVALS TAKE STOCK OF
JUDGE BALDWINS BREW PUB AND
VP-17 HOSPITALITY SUITES I & II
LET THE PARTY BEGIN!
FRIDAY EVENING RECEPTION AT
THE PHANTOM CANYON BREWERY
SATURDAY MORNING COG RAILWAY TRIP
TO THE 14,110 FT SUMMIT OF PIKES PEAK
SATURDAY EVENING: GATHERING OUTSIDE
THE ANTLERS HILTON FOR THE GROUP PHOTO
SATURDAY EVENING BANQUET
AT THE ANTLERS HILTON
THE AFTER PARTY
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