On Sunday, December 9th, our club members, along with family and friends, celebrated a wonderful beginning to the season by filling our room at Bowen Park Auditorium to the brim with over 135 party-goers! A perfect holiday atmosphere was created by a volunteer decorating party earlier that day. With the lights dimmed that night, the room was aglow in seasonal colors, gorgeous decorations, all highlighted by a beautiful centerpiece created by member Anne-Lise Frederiksen.
Happy Hour kicked off the celebrations, followed by two door prize draws. Then a continual flow of guests were treated to fantastic food prepared by Big Apple Catering.
After a very successful sales initiative, Carsten and John drew tickets for over 25 raffle prizes: including wine, Christmas baskets, gift certificates, salmon and a beautiful wooden jewelry box. All the lucky winners were very happy!
The musical aspect of the evening was kicked off by singing and dancing around the Christmas Tree accompanied by Dan and the Seniors, who continued to play to great response for the rest of the evening.
The wonderful turnout to our wintertime event, Julefest Christmas Party, has confirmed a strong interest in our Danish culture and a desire to enjoy these unique traditions at this time of year.
Thanks to everyone who helped set up prior to the event, donated terrific prizes, orchestrated the decorating, cleaning up, sold tickets and promoted the event in our community.
- Sophia Sorensen, Vice-President