As per tradition, the Bounders will be having their birthday party on the second weekend of the year. The Bounders will have been bounding for 7 years now.
This means . . . .
(1) A 'welcome to the Shire' reception informal party at the Oak N. Barrell at 9:00 on January 9. (Note: We may move this to the Bywater bridge in Hobbiton.
(2) A special buttoning ceremony at Addernotch Station at the crack of noon on Saturday - and maybe a second one on Sunday to accommodate Bounders needing buttons but not otherwise able to get to the station house at noon on Saturday. This will consist of the telling of the buttoning tale.
(3) The Formal Bounder Dressup Ball at the Bounder Museum of Antiquities. We need to line up some music for this.