The Progressive Lunch is different than all the other events hosted by AACA South Florida. Unlike a show, it’s not just about the cars. Unlike the picnic or the holiday party, it’s not just about the food, and it takes place in more than one location. This year, on Saturday, October 5, we began at the lovely home of Jean and Maurice Hawa, with salads and hors d’oeuvres. Then Ira Shapiro added a new twist and turn to the formula: a poker chip run that was more of a leisurely drive through some of the nicest neighborhoods in Pinecrest and Palmetto Bay, gathering poker chips at a couple of stops, and ending up at poolside at the home of Cheryl and Jay Mullininx, where a feast of beef tenderloin, chicken, lasagna, mashed potatoes, green beans, and other tasty additions awaited us.
The twist in the poker chip run was that chips were drawn at random and the point values were assigned after the run so as to heighten the suspense of who would win. And when the chips were counted, the winners were: Diane Preuss 105, Rick and Diane Ash 95, Angela Torres 86, Mark and Yanet Sepulveda 85, and John Houlsby 85.
Thanks to all who participated, thank you especially to our hosts, Jean and Maurice and Cheryl and Jay, and to route master and chip counter Ira Shapiro.
By Philip Williams
Photos: Bob Squier, Al Padilla and Philip Williams