The Hello Winter party always comes as a welcome pause between the chaotic blur of the fall and the moments of peace we are given in winter break before it all starts up again in January. This Saturday’s event at The University Club in Portland was no exception. The decor was festive and the company exceptional.
THFers and their guests enjoyed drinks and conversation before sitting down to dinner. The pandemic has impacted our jobs and our families, and it felt great to come together to share some of the last moments of 2021. Sharon Scheurer welcomed the group and facilitated the much-anticipated raffle drawings! The big winners were . . .
- Sunny Day beach bag – Sandra Lucas
- Camping bin – Lada Sarycheva-Gonzales
- Charcuterie basket – Paulette Selman
- Waffle basket – Nina Simons
- Music to your Ears Airpods – Launa Barnett
- New Year’s Eve basket – Julie Peters
- Book Nook – Amber Cordry-Martinez
- Home Improvement basket – Janet Murphy
- Power Outage/Emergency bin – Donja Pickering
With dessert on the tables, we concluded the evening with two additional drawings:
- In a special drawing just for THFers not in attendance, Josh Peters won $250 to spend on an activity or event tickets of his choice!
- In the grand prize drawing just for THFers present at the party, Launa Barnett won $1000 to spend on a weekend getaway!
We were happy to be able to send gift boxes to those unable to attend our party! Warm wishes go out to all THFers for a happy holiday season and a 2022 that is full of opportunity!