GA: Winnie Rebels

River Rocks Landing

Gadsden, AL

Dec 1 - 4, 2022

Members dressed up

Thank you to Linda Tomsett for hosting our last outing of the year. The Winnie Rebels (GWR) held their annual holiday outing at River Rocks Landing in Gadsden, AL from November 30 to December 4, 2022. The events were held in the campground’s Bay Lodge which is a beautiful building with two fireplaces and a full kitchen. There were 4 RVs and 1 cabin rental that equated to 8 attendees including Linda Tomsett, Dennis & Jean Harrison, Lyn Brown, Jim & Barbara Bell and Fred & Kathy Genrich.

The campground was decorated from the ground up to the tops of the trees with Christmas lights and members of the public paid to drive through every night. It was very festive and beautifully decorated.

Christmas decorations

Christmas decorations

Christmas decorations

Everyone brought unopened, unwrapped toys for the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots program and the Bells graciously agreed to take them to be distributed.


On Wednesday everyone met at the lodge to share appetizers at 4:00 p.m.There was shrimp cocktail, fruits, vegetables and several kinds of dips along with chips.


After visiting for happy hour everyone went to dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Longhorn Steakhouse for a delicious meal.

Members out for dinner

On Thursday everyone brought something to share for the potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m. There were wieners, chicken alfredo, along with a variety of other delicious food. There was also a variety of desserts to share. After dinner, our host, Linda passed out gifts of small tins of sugar cookies and Christmas head bands for all to wear. Pictures were taken with all of the fun holiday get ups. After that some played a great game of Chase the Ace. Dennis Harrison and Linda Tomsett were the lucky winners.

Members dressed up

Did the reindeer leave something behind?


On Friday it was decided to meet at the lodge at 3:30 p.m. to share stories, etc.

Members sharing stories

Dinner followed and a table was reserved at Top of the River Restaurant for a great seafood meal at 5:00 PM. The restaurant provides free appetizers of corn bread, coleslaw and pickled onions. Some people also ordered onion rings and greens for appetizers. Everyone was just about full before the food was even brought out. After dinner everyone met at the lodge for a great card game of Five Crowns.

On Saturday at 9:00 a.m. the host provided a full hot breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, fruit, juice and coffee. After breakfast a quick state club meeting was held. After breakfast Fred, Dennis and Jim decided to take a trip to the famous “Catherine’s Bakery” for some goodies including apple and blueberry fritters.


This was the most colorful & cheerful meeting of the year!

Lunch followed at the campground’s new eatery/sports bar on the river.

Members at sports bar

Everyone gathered at 5:30 p.m. for dinner. The host provided ham, turkey, dressing, gravy & rolls and dessert. All others either provided a side dish or a dessert to share. It was a very satisfying holiday meal.
After dinner everyone played the gift exchange game. Everyone brings a non-gender gift to share and numbers are drawn and some gifts are “stolen” from each other. Lot of fun was had. After the gift game another hot game of Five Crowns was played.

Members exchanging gifts

Merry Christmas to All


To All, Have a Good Time - Safely!

Leslie - Secretary, Georgia Winnie Rebels

Reindeer image

P.S. Don’t forget:
1) Register for our next outings
2) Sign up to host or instigate an outing in 2023 & let us know (we do have fun together)
3) Check our website from time to time:




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