TTL (Awesome) Holiday Party
Yesterday the Tech Lab celebrated its 2nd Christmas party by serving a fantastic meal consisting of ham, turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, and a superb broccoli cassesrole. Thanks to the generosity of the staff at the Dining Room as well as the hard work of our Tech Lab all-star, Salena Bailey, everyone left with a full stomach.
The event was less a celebration than it was an opportunity for folks to relax, mingle with the staff and volunteers, and just rewind from the hectic holidays. It is easy sometimes to forget about your neighbor sitting at the computer next to you when you have a lot to do on your limited time at the computer. Being able to share a meal has been a life-giving, community building activity that the St. Anthony Foundation has been built on. The Tech Lab took a page from the book of the Dining Room and used a warm meal to celebrate and appreciate what each person offers.
After the meal our front desk program assistant, James led the crowd in some holidays songs. At his side was his friend and fellow musician Joy who humbled the crowd with a performance like no other. Without prompting our guests joined her in performance. The Christmas spirit was certainly present at 150 Golden Gate yesterday.
At that point raffle tickets were handed out for guests and volunteers to get a shot at winning some prizes. Some of the highlights included flashdrives, gift cards, and a TinkerBell notebook! With Walter on the piano and a talented MC the party ended with a bang. Yet another successful gathering of individuals celebrating not technology but the relationships that are everlasting.