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6th Annual CM Indy Christmas Party

Dec 14th - Dec 15th 2013 Carmel IN — Its that time of year again.  Please join us for the 6th annual CM Indy Christmas party!  The Indy Crew has established a strong traditi...

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Rob's House
Carmel, IN USA

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Event Details

Its that time of year again.  Please join us for the 6th annual CM Indy Christmas party!  The Indy Crew has established a strong tradition of hosting events that are warm, fun, friendly, and affordable.  We thoroughly enjoy seeing friends from near and far, and are always excited to make new friends.  After all, this is how we all met each other to begin with.  Were going to have a great time and wed love to share this special season with you.  Please come if you can.  You wont regret it.

Rob (CM #362135) is both your contact point for all questions and information and your host for the evening.  Come for just a while or enjoy the entire experience.

Festivities Included:
Mass; Pitch-In dinner & breakfast; Icebreaker games; White Elephant gift exchange; Christmas carols; board games; Catholic Fellowship and FUN, FUN, FUN!

The Evening:
Well start with the Vigil Mass at 5:30 pm at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church (14598 Oakridge Rd., Carmel, IN 46032).  You can meet us at Mass or at Robs house after Mass.  If you need to drop off food stuff at Robs house before Mass, please be at Robs by 4:30 pm (directions to Robs house will be provided by private message).  There are several Masses on Sunday morning at OLMC if you need one.

The party officially begins at Rob's house at 7:00 pm. Come and stay as long as you can!

You are more than welcome to stay the night (especially out-of-towners).  Well have separate places for men and women in spare bedrooms, on couches and on the floor. PLEASE bring your own pillow, air mattress & bedding.  If you prefer, there are hotels nearby
(  #IN115).  For anyone staying the night, we'll have a pitch-in breakfast Sunday morning and more good conversation.

This is one of the best CM Indy parties, so make it if you can!  If you cant make it, join us another time. (Look for our annual Chili Cook Off in February 2014.)

Sign up by posting here on the CM event page.  Please tell us if youll be joining us for Mass, staying overnight and what youll bring for the pitch-ins.  Don't forget to check back here frequently, for updates.  If you are new-- say you don't know anyone-- you've got plenty of time to get to know others who are attending prior to Dec 14.  Please don't let that stop you.

A Pitch-In menu for both dinner and breakfast will be updated regularly.  Everyone should bring their own drinks (soda or other beverages).  We will post an explanation of the White Elephant gift exchange soon.

Please RSVP by December 1st (the sooner the better, so we can plan.)  Im looking forward to celebrating the season with some of the best people I know.

****************Our Traditional Christmas Meal
Please indicate in the comments below or email me (Rob - 362135) what you will contribute to our pitch-in meals, both dinner and breakfast (if youll be joining us in the morning).

Pitch-In Dinner:

Main Dish/Roasted Turkey - Tracy #929496

Main Dish Alternative/ Baked Ziti - Melissa #935529

Main Dish Alternative/ Stuffed Peppers - John #83198
Hash Brown Casserole - Rosemarie #58633
Vegetable side dish or casserole #1/ potato salad - Daniel #926843
Vegetable side dish or casserole #2/ sweet potato casserole - Patty S.

Vegetable side dish or casserole #3/ green bean casserole - Diane #45604

Non Potato vegetable dish - Donna #83441

Garden Salad -
Pasta Salad - Dawn #58330

Another Salad Janet #83198
Dinner Rolls  Eric B. & Sarah G.
Appetizer #1/ fruit - Lucy #41785
Appetizer #2/ salami rollups - Andrew #85878
Appetizer #3/ meat & cheese tray - Dennis #754668 
Appetizer #4/ Cuban empanadas - Maria #1032116 
Appetizer #5/ artichoke dip - Laurel #904204

Appetizer #6/ relish tray - Carol #979839

Appetizer #7/ cheese ball & crackers - Christina B.
Hot chocolate Beth #896139

Coffee (incl. creamers & sugar) - Mary #363093

Teas - Rob #362135

Dessert #1/homemade chocolate cake - Gabrielle #432439

Dessert #2/Christmas cookies - Carol #979839

Dessert #3/non-choc dessert  Aliy A.

Dessert #4/????? Ann #

"Holiday Cheer"/Eggnog & Rum - Dennis #754668

Paper Goods (plates, cups, utensils, napkins) - Rob #362135

Small bag of ice #1 - Carol #979839

Small bag of ice #2 - Mary Ellen C.

Small bag of ice #3 - 


Pitch-In Breakfast:

Egg Casserole #1 - Rob #362135

Egg Dish #2 -  Janet #83198

Egg Dish #3 - 

1 lb. sausage links #1  - Eric B. & Sarah G.
1 lb. sausage links #2 - Beth #896139

1 lb. sausage links #3 - Laurel #904204

Bacon - Dennis #754668

Fruit - Lucy #41785
Rolls - Daniel #926843
Orange juice - Rob #598533 & Hilda
Milk - Dawn #58330

Hot Chocolate - Beth #896139
Coffee (incl. creamers & sugar ) - Mary #363093

Teas - Rob #362135

Paper goods (plates, cups, utensils, napkins) - Rob #362135

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December 16th, 2013 - Rosemarie-58633 said:

Perfectly stated Lady Dawn. Thank you to all who contributed, Rob who hosted, and all who came and joined the fun and fellowship. Thank you Lord for safe travels to and from and for the many graces and blessings experienced!


December 16th, 2013 - Dawn-58330 said:

What a terrific gathering! We had 30-35 people attend. People came from TX, KY, OH, IN, and WI. Some people braved bad weather Friday night and Saturday afternoon to gather with us. We truly appreciate the eagerness and effort everyone made to come, especially of those who came knowing no one and had never been to a CM event!

We had a blast! Mass together is still my favorite. Food was abundant and delish! The White Elephant keeps getting better and better! 2-3 hours of laughter! We caroled, played games, sang and had fabulous fellowship. It was hard to say good bye. We'll see each other again.

Btw, I think all are present and accounted for in getting home safely.


December 15th, 2013 - Maria-1032116 said:

Just wanted to say Thanks to everyone for making me feel so very welcomed tonight. I had a blast and only wished I stayed longer. You guys are an amazing group. Feeling blessed to have met everyone tonight. Hope to see you guys soon. Sending prayers filled with Christmas blessings to all! Hugs


December 14th, 2013 - Melissa-847652 said:

Hi Rob, what is needed I have forgotten to comment? Lol.


December 14th, 2013 - Maria-1032116 said:

Will check the weather in the am. But my kids and friends are all pushing me to go. It's my first party in years! I won't know what to do. Lol. I've been mom for so long I've forgotten everything else. Praying and praying that I can make it. So excited to meet everyone. Yippie.