The little girls who attended– all dressed in velvets, furs, and frilly dresses, as well as Dorothy-like sequined shoes– were met at the door by Mrs. Claus (a big thank you to Evelyn Richardson), who then led them to their table where she talked to them about tea etiquette and what happens at the North Pole, as well as what it is like to live with 100s of little elves. Mrs. Claus also read a Christmas story and ended the meal with everyone (including the adults) reciting “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”
The second seating was full of lively conversation and beautiful Christmas music, which was provided by Cathy Wilkins Drake Ackerman (thanks Cathy!!) and thanks also to her page-turner Lisa Hatchett (glad to have you back in town).
I would also like to thank Darlene Ryan and Lillian Riley for creating the beautiful centerpieces that were used throughout the lobby. The servers– this event could not have been a success without the help of Susanna Nelson and several RHS students Morgan Armistead, Chelsea Hall, Priscilla Page and Breanna Shelton these young ladies helped me tremendously by being our hostesses for the day.
There is one group that I cannot forget to thank because without them I would not be able to be ready for any event and that is Lt. Reynolds and the guys at the Logan County Detention Center– Brandon, Donald, Daniel and Steve– thanks for helping to decorate the Christmas tree, setting up the tables and chairs, cleaning and whatever else has to be done– I really appreciate everything you do to help me!
Merry Christmas everybody and I hope that each of you has a very Happy New Year!!