Balloons, Balloons, Balloons

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On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, REF returned to Tashua Knolls for yet another fabulous holiday party. We were, as usual, loud and boisterous, a mix of members in all stages of retirement AND a few working staff members.  Though we wish more of our working staff could join us, it is very difficult, with their work load and time constraints, for them to attend.  We look forward to the day when they can join our group.

Delicious food, wonderful holiday music on the keyboard contributed by Milt Jacoby and a raffle. This year's raffle was volunteered by Adele Josovitz and her band of merry helpers: Barbara Coord, Jean Cooper, Deb Magrone, Jan Jacobs, Franklyn McClean,  Carolyn Miller and  Janis Ramstedt. Thanks to this merry troupe, we had balloons, balloons, balloons all over the place and, for each balloon purchased, a prize was awarded (prizes were FABULOUS!!!) and our REF scholarship fund grew. Not only did our generous members buy up all of the balloons , but they continued donating after all of the balloons were all sold. This fun raffle netted all of us a lot of fun AND $390 for our REF Scholarship Fund.

  Many thanks to Amy Dezenzo, Cissy Hudzik, Nancy Tarzanin and Jan Shearer   for putting it all together. Guests lingered right up to the end and didn’t seem to want to leave.   It was so nice to see everyone and especially nice that we had some members whom we haven’t seen for a while.    If you couldn't make it, the photos tell the story, and we hope you will come next year.

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Dottie Bengoian | Reply 08.12.2018 23.06

Once again, you are doing a GREAT job, Paula!

Paula Sweeley 08.12.2018 23.17

Thanks Dottie. I'm having lots of fun.😁

Dottie Bengoian | Reply 08.12.2018 23.05

So sorry I missed this happy event-look forward to making the next REF social! Everyone looks great. Here's wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Paula Sweeley 08.12.2018 23.19

Happy Holidays to you too Dottie. Look forward to seeing you soon.😘

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