CBMGA held its annual Christmas Party(December Business Meeting)December 8 and the whole gang had something they wanted to say…
As expected, it was an extraordinary evening mingling and visiting with good friends. And of course there were lots of goodies to eat.
and what is a Christmas Party(December Business Meeting) without your traditional Christmas Elves! The first official (and everyone knows an elf is officially not official if they are not wearing at least some official elf wear) elf to arrive was our own Jack Rose. As evidenced by the color of Jack’s beard, it appears Jack may be shooting for the big guy’s job 😉
And our second(official) elf to arrive was Elf Phylicxia Moore.
Phlycxia’s official Elf Wear indicates Phylicxia is head of operations and chief elf in charge of transportation
(get it, reindeer antlers? Transportation? Come on!)
Way to go Jack and Phylicxia, your Christmas spirit was enough to light up the room even for any that were considering putting their Grinch hat on. Thanks.
Our Christmas Tree looked
almost perfect with the CBMG ornament prominently displayed.
We should never forget all whose lives have not shared in the good fortune we certainly share as members of CBMGA, anytime, but especially around Christmas. Thank you everyone who remembered this and donated the bags and bags of items so needed by our friends at Safety House. We wish them as good a Christmas season as they can possibly have at Safety House.
The Christmas Party(December Business Meeting)) began with the invocation given by John O’Conner. Then with lots of goodies to eat, everyone sat down at the tables to eat. Oh, and what tables they were! Beautifully set up by Sharon Cowan, Janice Butler, Martha Wilson, Virginia Reynolds and Kay Miller.
with decorations made by Kay Miller and Virginia Reynolds
And Kay Miller brought everyone a handmade Christmas ornament for every person in attendance.
After enjoying a wonderful repast with great friends, a gift exchange! The evening just got better and better. This year because our group has been so successful and expanded (and that is good thing) our gift exchange changed from a traditional White Elephant gift exchange. Everyone who brought a gift got a number when they arrived. Some probably thought, “I got a low number. That means I will get to pick early and get my choice.” Not so fast little Ricky…we threw in a hook shot at the last minute. The numbers for the order of who’s turn it was to pick a gift were randomly chosen by our own wonderful Mistress of Ceremonies Rhonda Lesher (who also provided the evening’s Christmas music.) Thanks Rhonda for keeping this rowdy bunch somewhat in line and for the great Christmas sounds.
The evening was wonderfully festive sharing with good friends. We are one great group even if I say so myself! The new year is fast approaching and a whole new class of interns are about to embark on their journey to become Master Gardeners in their own right and then hopefully become part of a great group of folks…us! Let’s be sure and make them feel as welcome as I have to be part of a super group.
Keith Kridler had pressing personal business this month and so hopefully Kridler’s Korner will return next month sharing a little of his knowledge .
We look forward to your return Keith.
Some additional pics from the evening
See you next month.