Approximately 126 persons enjoyed an evening of fun, fellowship, great food, and giving during the annual Christmas Party of the North Texas Home Builders Association held Thursday, December 11, at the Elks Lodge.
Association President John Harmon welcomed everyone and thanked them for their generosity. Attendees brought unwrapped presents to benefit the Wichita Falls Fire Fighters’ Operation Santa Claus that provides presents to needy area youngsters.
Dinner was provided by the Elks Lodge. After snacking on shrimp, salsa & chips along with a large wagon wheel vegetable tray during the pre-party reception, attendees enjoyed delicious steak or chicken with mashed potatoes, green beans, bread, and cheese cake.
Gifts for Operation Santa Clause were presented to the guest representing the WFFD after dinner. Then a fun game of chance allowed participants to move from table to table, getting acquainted with as many people as possible. Three prizes were awarded for qualified wins. The first place winner won a flat-screen television donated by Guarantee Title Company, second place won a back yard fire pit donated by Lowe’s and third place won a candle wax warmer donated by Teri Gibson. Door prizes were drawn throughout the evening donated by OK Concrete, First Bank, Harmon & Holcomb Homes, Archer Title of Texas, First National Bank, Woodco Supply, American National Bank, Landmark Title, Union Square Federal Credit Union, Decorator Outlet, Teri Gibson and Stewart Title.
Special guest attending were Commander of the 363rd SAFB Training Squadron Major Lahey & wife Denise, Assistant City Manager Kevin Hugman & wife Susan, Councilor Tim Ingle accompanied by Laura Sotelo, Wichita Falls Fire Department representatives Janet Jackson, Mike Davis, Steve Vaughn and Kathy Bazile.
For members of the North Texas Home Builders Association, the evening was a wonderful way to end 2014 and look forward to an exciting 2015.
The North Texas Home Builders Association says: Thank you members for your generous outpour of toys for Operation Santa, the game and door prize donations and joining us for this years Christmas Party.