Home builders association helps Operation Santa Claus

Kathy Bazil and Randel Reel from Wichita Falls Fire Department accept donated presidents from NTHBA Members from President Steven Hinson (Center)

North Texas Home Builder Association President Steven Hinson welcomed approximately 84 persons to the 2012 Christmas Party, held Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Elks Lodge on Seymour Highway.
Maj. Sam Ulmer, Commander of the 363rd Training Squadron at SAFB and his wife Heather along with Chief MSgt. Mark Gonzales and his wife Rosa were among those who attended.
Attendees brought unwrapped gifts for Operation Santa Claus. Kathy Bazil and Randal Reel of the Wichita Falls Fire Department accepted the toys on behalf of WFFD.
The evening began with a social hour of shrimp cocktail, chips & salsa and festive décor. For the dinner, everyone enjoyed steaks, baked potatoes with all the trimmings, salad, and cobbler. The food was prepared by members of the Elks Lodge.
Jay Hollis provided entertainment before the dinner and following the Chinese Christmas. Each attendee was given a ticket upon arrival and the tickets were drawn for participation in the Chinese Christmas. Everyone has a great time as presents were picked, exchanged, and exchanged again by the lucky winners.

Companies and individuals contributing gifts for the Chinese Christmas Gift Exchange included:
Harmon & Holcomb Homes, Steve Lane Construction, Archer Title of Texas, Allred Thompson Mason Daugherty Insurance, Atmos Energy, Breegle Abbey Carpet & Floor, Ferguson Enterprise, Inc., First Bank, Guarantee Title Company, Jams – Masters of Home Makeovers, Landmark Title Company, Texoma Community Credit Union, Union Square Federal Credit Union, Wilson Office Supply and the 363rd Training Squadron SAFB .

Jackie Grace ended up with the “Mystery Gift” that turned out to be an ergonomically correct office chair from Wilson Office Supply.

A BIG THANK YOU to ALL who attended, donated gifts, donated door prizes and the membership committee who coordinated the room rental, food choices, decorations, set up and clean up!

Operation Santa Gifts donated by NTHBA Members