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Annual Christmas Dinner Party


The Board of Directors
of the Naples Branch of the
English-Speaking Union

Requests the pleasure of your company at

The Annual Christmas Dinner Party
Hosted by
Mrs. Bonnie Pinkerton

Music to sing along and dance performed by
Kelly and Shelly

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Cocktail Reception at Six O'clock
with Passed Hors D'oeuvres
Cash Bar

Dinner at Seven O'clock
in the Main Dining Room

Grey Oaks Country Club
2400 Grey Oaks Drive North
Naples, Florida 34105

$100 per Member
Valet Parking
Black Tie Preferred
$80 per Teacher
Orders & Decorations Optional


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Naples teen performs at the 35th Annual National Shakespeare Competition in New York City

New York City: April 23 may have been a normal Monday for most high school students, but for Catherine Schilling from Gulf Coast High School it will be a day to remember forever. Catherine, student of Joy Gorence, placed as a semifinalist at the 35th Annual National Shakespeare Competition on William Shakespeare's birthday while competing against 55 students from around the US on stage at the Mitzi Newhouse Theater in Lincoln Center as the culmination of a year-long competition hosted by the English-Speaking Union (ESU).

Prior to arriving in New York City for the competition, Catherine wrote:

Shakespeare is the epitome of the English language. I'm excited to meet my fellow enthusiasts and hopefully see a side of New York that I haven't seen before!

To qualify for the National Shakespeare Competition finals, Catherine won the regional ESU Naples Branch Shakespeare Competition on February 24, 2018.


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