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Final Employees’ Association Holiday Party

Posted on January 4, 2020 by under Events.    

It is the end of an era. As you know, with mergers come changes. One of these changes is to disband our decades old Employees’ Association (EA). Even though I can usually only make one EA event each year (the holiday party), it’s a fun group and I’ve enjoyed being part of it.

Here are some pictures for our final Employees’ Association holiday party last month at the Kansas Star Casino.

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With Suzanne…

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With Tony…

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With Leo and Tammie…

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Table selfie with (from left) Steve, April, Sue, and Tony…

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This time with Carly and her boyfriend…

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Another random selfie…

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With the Pointers and the Coins…

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With Bonnie’s daughter Maddy who is an event coordinator at the Kansas Star…

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Ladies’ ugly Christmas sweater contest…

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Men’s ugly Christmas sweater contest…

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It was Priscilla’s birthday that night and the band called her up on the stage to perform with them.

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It was a fun night overall. My favorite part of this holiday party is seeing people from all parts of the company, many of whom I used to work with years ago who have moved on to other roles in the organization. Retirees also join us sometimes. It’s nice to be able to get together, even if it’s just once a year.

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Brian and I didn’t stay too late (because we’re old and we don’t party hard anymore) but we did take a bunch of selfies.

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Every year the Kansas Star Casino has a Trees of Hope event where local nonprofits decorate Christmas trees for a chance to win $5,000 for their organization. Besides taking a few more selfies of the two of us, we took a few pictures of the amazing trees before we left.

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Wichita DAV #4

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Mulvane Public Library

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Mental Health Association

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Goodwill

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Legacy Community Foundation

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Tri-City Day School

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Exploration Place

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Sumner County CASA

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Alzheimer’s Association

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Passageways

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All of the nonprofits did an amazing job of decorating their trees so I’m not sure who won. But even if they didn’t win the prize money, they still got their name out there in front of thousands of casino-goers so hopefully it’s helping further their cause in some way (websites are linked above each tree photo).

Anyway, those are the highlights from this year’s holiday party. If you would like to see highlights from previous years, follow the links below:

  • 2016 was a trivia party at Joe’s in Old Town
  • 2013 was at Prairie Pines Christmas Tree Farm
  • 2011 was at Mosley Street Melodrama
  • 2010 was at Margarita’s Cantina
  • 2009 was at Grand Prairie Hotel & Convention Center in Hutch

There were a few years I missed, and other years I probably just didn’t post about. Sad to say goodbye to the Employees’ Association. The officers have done a great job over the years with the various events they host for members and non-members throughout the year. It’s been a good run. Until next time. GNG.

Related Posts

  • Employees Association Holiday Party on December 6, 2009
  • Work Holiday Party in Council Grove on December 12, 2010
  • Ching’s Quest for an Ugly Holiday Sweater on December 8, 2010
  • More Pictures from Last Weekend on December 21, 2013
  • Negotiating for Win-Win on December 3, 2011

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