Christmas Fun and Community Service

Dan Stahl and son AC select the raffle winners at the Christmas party. Tickets were earned by bringing in canned goods or could be purchased. All proceeds from the raffle were donated to Gleaners Community Foodbank.

Dan Stahl and son AC select the raffle winners at the Christmas party. Tickets were earned by bringing in canned goods or could be purchased. All proceeds from the raffle were donated to Gleaners Community Foodbank.

This past weekend we were able to combine Christmas fun for our team members and their families with community service. By encouraging people to bring canned goods (guests received 1 raffle ticket per can and we collected several pallets) and/or purchase raffle tickets for gift baskets, we raised over $1200 for the Gleaners Community Food Bank of SE Michigan at this year’s holiday party. Over 660 people attended! It was a day full of fun, food, and Christmas cheer, especially for the children. Our son Dan and the “Christmas Committee” (Donna F., Stacy W., Peggy D., Robbin T., Alice T., Paul S.,  Sarah M., Christian H., Wendy T., Mark Van O., Bill G., and Paul M.) worked very hard to make sure decorations were in place, food was plentiful and activities were available. Thank you for making this event a huge success. Kids of all ages could decorate cookies, make tree ornaments, color Christmas pictures or just enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or cappuccino. There were also visits with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, a photo booth and ample opportunity to get in the Christmas spirit thanks to holiday music, movies and Christmas carollers. Thank you to all the members of the Christmas Committee who made sure everything went off without a hitch.We hope you all get everything on your Christmas list this year.

Thank you to all the family members that came to this day of giving and Christmas fun at our Sterling Heights location.

Thank you to all the family members that came to this day of giving and Christmas fun at our Sterling Heights location.

Over 660 team members and their families attended our Christmas activity day and party.

Over 660 team members and their families attended our Christmas activity day and party.

Under the Christmas bigtop it was nice and cozy.

Under the Christmas bigtop it was nice and cozy.

Fun to see everyone getting into the Christmas spirit.

Fun to see everyone getting into the Christmas spirit.

Of course some have more spirit than others!

Of course some have more spirit than others!

The Christmas Spirit is strong with this one! (Star Wars reference)

The Christmas Spirit is strong with this one! (Star Wars reference)

Coloring was another fun family activity.

Coloring was another fun family activity.

The family that decorates cookies together usually eats cookies together!

The family that decorates cookies together usually eats cookies together!

Dan, Alda and AC visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Claus at the Christmas Party Open House on Dec. 5th, 2015

Dan, Alda and AC visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Claus at the Christmas Party Open House on Dec. 5th, 2015

Getting ready for their Christmas portrait.

Getting ready for their Christmas portrait.

Team Christmas is ready to help you have fun.

Team Christmas is ready to help you have fun.

Thank you to everyone who came and participated.

Thank you to everyone who came and participated.

Cookie decorating stations were set up for the kids or anyone who enjoys this activity.

Cookie decorating stations were set up for the kids or anyone who enjoys this activity.

Margie and Wendy spreading Christmas joy. Smiling is their favorite.

Margie and Wendy spreading Christmas joy. Smiling is their favorite.

Debra and her daughter investigate the photo booth dress up options.

Debra and her daughter investigate the photo booth dress up options.

Pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus were a big attraction.

Pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus were a big attraction.

Danielle tells Santa what she wants for Christmas.

Danielle tells Santa what she wants for Christmas.

Santa's elves were busy everywhere, making sure a good time was had by all.

Santa’s elves were busy everywhere, making sure a good time was had by all.

Talk about an elf on the shelf!

Talk about an elf on the shelf!

Every child received a personalized Christmas stocking.

Every child received a personalized Christmas stocking, heat printed with Thermo-FLOCK lettering.

One of our youngest party goers tries out her first personalized Christmas stocking.

One of our youngest party goers tries out her first personalized Christmas stocking.

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