December DC Dinner Dance  
It was another grand Class of 1956 Annual Christmas/Holiday Diner Dance at the brand new and elegant Army-Navy Country Club.  The team members putting this successful gala together were: Kay Sullivan, the Bill Codys, the Griffins, and the Quackenbushes. Special additions to the usual crowd from the District of Columbia area were long distance classmates from Florida, Alabama, New York, and South Carolina, along with others from near-by Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.  Attendance totaled 93 and included four classmates’ children and their spouses.  Responding to suggestions from prior year attendees, the event began and ended an hour earlier than in previous years, which accommodated everyone.  The Club served an excellent meal. Wonderful music was provided by the orchestra that has been accompanying the event since its inception and to which most of the Class’s generation could still dance, concluding with a beautiful rendition of “Army Blue”

Photo Left:  Christmas dinner Dance in full “swing.”
Photo Right:  Obviously enjoying themselves, the three classmates who entered West Point from South Carolina: John Wall, Dave Moore, and Charlie Bagnal.