Every year around this time, we have a holiday party for the veterans who work for us through the the Compensated Work Therapy Workshop at the VA Healthcare Center in Leeds, MA. It’s a great program and we are exceedingly grateful for the fine work they do for us. (If you are in our area and have work you might be able to sub out to the veterans, contact Tom Haskell at 413-584-4040 Ext. ask for CWT. If you are in another part of the country, you can locate a workshop near you – click here.)
Usually, at our holiday party, we play bingo but, this year, our staff (particularly April, Kathy, Angie, Jeff and Mary) planned three games for the occasion. Ricki gave a short speech, we ate pizza and then we played games. (Just another tough day at the office!)
Words of Gratitude From The Cheese Queen (Ricki Carroll)
Let the Games Begin!
Plates on Head
April told us what to draw on our plates while they were on top of our heads. Basically it was a Christmas tree with ornaments. Then, when the drawing was done, we removed the plates and scored our drawings according to criteria like whether or not the ornaments were on the tree. The highest score won, of course.
Pass the Gifts
Mary read a story involving LOTS of “to the rights” and “to the lefts” until everyone finally had a gift to open.
Pin the Star on the Tree
Kathy had made a cardboard tree and the goal was to stick a star as close to the top of the tree as possible. Kathy blindfolded everyone and gave them each a spin before they made their way to the tree.