December 12 was a cold and snowy night but the members of EMANON made their guests feel warm and toasty at their annual holiday party. At the Comfort Inn Ballroom, guests mixed and mingled while enjoying egg nog and hot apple cider.
Once again, many focused on completing and competing in the 2010 EMANON Congeniality Challenge. The challenge was a list of 30 questions that you must complete with signatures of party guests who swear that they can answer yes to the question. The questions included anything from who went to church that morning to someone who owns blue or chocolate diamonds. Yes, there were several winners of the contest who walked away with prizes and surprises from EMANON.
|EMANON BROTHERS—Joe Thomas, Theo Towns (president) and Robert Smith. (Photos by Debbie Norrell)
Guests dined on healthy portions of roast beef and orange roughie. Each EMANON member proudly introduced their table guests and took time to acknowledge the deceased EMANON brothers.
The Old School Band featuring Flo Wilson played a variety of music that brought the revelers to the dance floor. In true EMANON tradition, each lady left with a beautiful live poinsettia.
Since the inception of EMANON in 1954, only 50 men have been known as EMANON members. Although their members are small, many have become nationally renowned in their respective professions. Bill Green, Ph.D., a charter member, was the club’s first secretary. He is the only living charter member. About the name, when the letters EMANON are arranged in reverse, they spell NO NAME.
EMANON let everyone know that “ain’t no party like an EMANON party, because an EMANON party don’t stop.”