Huntington staffers will be raising a toast to the NY company from our holiday party this evening.
Despite extensive belt tightening and budget cutting we've managed to hang on to our annual holiday tradition (we hear even Harvard has scaled back on it's holiday celebrations!) holding it this year in the Roberts Studio Theatre, Calderwood Pavlion at the Boston Center for the Arts. We finagled a deal with the management for a reduced rent. Oh yah - we manage and operate that facility - don't we. The space is being reconfigured (sans seating risers) for a New Year's Eve rental - so we're taking advantage. Thanks as ever to our generous board for providing the food and drink.
Our event will feature what has become an intense "Holiday Bake-off" competition amongst staff. I'll be so glad when it's over. My associate has been going on about frosting and "Ho Ho Ho Bars" all day. Threats from the development staff have caused me to withdraw my entry (I am in fear for my personal safety).
I've also heard rumors that the Huntington's Santa suit has been pulled from storage and delivered to the office of one particular managing director. Seems that a call for the reinstatement of a politically incorrect yet particularly amusing long lost Holiday tradition was made through the staff suggestion box.
I hope to have a photo or two for you tomorrow... (added 12/18)
The Maso prize for excellence in presentation went to "The Nutcraker Suite" by Penney, Becky, Denise and Barbara