2008-12-27 13:32:36.000 – Stacey Kawecki, Observer
The entire summit staff would like to thank all of the dedicated people who so generously thought of us this year.
Jeff talked about the Christmas weather in his last comment, but I’d like to talk about the actual Christmas celebration that we held on the summit. Our volunteers, Susan and John, made the atmosphere festive by putting up lights in the living room and in the kitchen. A lot of people sent up homemade Christmas cookies (yum!), and I brought up a little tree and a Santa hat. Susan and John made a delectable dinner and we listened to holiday music while eating. The mood was set brilliantly and was enhanced by homemade chocolate mousse and eggnog for dessert.
Then we all gathered in the living room and commenced the gift opening ceremony. Marty had enough gifts so that everyone got to open something, and we now have movies, puzzles, and games to keep us entertained during our off-duty time for years to come! Gum and chocolate have been keeping our mouths busy while we work and our stationary cabinet is now full of pens, pencils, post-its, sharpies, and clips. Marty has especially been enjoying his new tunnel.
Special thanks to Elizabeth Plumb, Sharon Hirsch, Susan Polk (Jeff’s mom), the Leblanc Family, the Elliot Family, Schnitzle, and Jim from State Park. Your gifts mean more than words can describe and we all want to thank you again! If we didn’t mention your name, never fear, we thank you too! There have been some anonymous gifts as well, shovels, pens, popcorn, and fine-tipped Sharpie pens. Thank you!
Stacey Kawecki, Observer