The annual Christmas Gala unfolded at the Renaissance Convention Center entertaining associates and members of management at an exciting gala event.
Party emcee Johnny Kock welcomed the elegantly dressed party-goers, which were greeted at the door by General Manager Joe Najjar, his Executive Committee and all Department Heads.
DJ Metropolis entertained while guests were invited to take their pictures at Instant Studio and Santa was around to pose with guests for family portraits and write down requests for holiday gifts.
A moving Christmas Blessing by Jessica Franken, Assistant General Manager, was offered just before the opening of the sumptuous holiday buffet.
Over dinner, it was the turn of General Manager Joe Najjar to deliver his annually inspiring Christmas message, which was followed by dance music by Tsunami to the wee hours.
The heart of the evening was dedicated to the much-anticipated awards of Associates of the Year 2018, and his/her First Runner Up, Supervisors of the Year 2018, Managers of the Year 2018, and Team of the Year 2018.
Once the awards concluded Tsunami returned with contemporary dance music and filled the dance floor of the convention center until late into the night.
The evening concluded with a raffle of terrific door prizes, two grocery shopping sprees, one of Awg 500 and the other of Awg 1,000 to the store of the winner’s choice, and Dinner for 2 at the Islander Grill.
The traditional festivity brings associates together, to wish each other a merry Christmas and a happy new year, filled with productivity and friendship