What a busy year it has been for Civic Club as we continue supporting our wonderful community. I am reminded by some of you just how busy you are when I ask for a couple of hours more of your time to help us carry on with our activities and, thankfully, you find just a little space in your jam-packed schedules and say “Yes.” It is this generous, giving, sharing, caring spirit that so represents each of you—you who are Civic Club. 


WISHING YOU A HAPPY, HEALTHY
AND JOYOUS NEW YEAR
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FOOD FOR THOUGHT—INSPIRATIONAL
Presented by Pat Krok at the December 13 meeting 


ANTARTICA—Consider the fruitcake. 
Long maligned for its questionable taste, its ubiquity and its toughness, the dessert might have further cemented itself in food lore after a discovery in Antarctica.
In one of the most hostile regions known to humankind, conservationists unearthed an ice-covered fruitcake they believe once belonged to British explorer Robert Falcon Scott, the New Zealand-based Antarctic Heritage Trust said this past week. 
The age of the fruitcake: 106 years old. 
A conservation manager said it was in “excellent condition.” 
And the trust said it smelled “almost” edible.
The cake, dating to the Cape Adare-based Northern Party of Scott’s Terra Nova expedition (1910–1913 ), was found in Antarctica’s oldest building, which was constructed by a Norwegian explorer’s team in 1899 and used by Scott’s team in 1911, the trust said.



2018 Sierra Madre Civic Club Board