A wonderful time was had by all at the HYS Holiday Open House on December 2. The house never looked better with the newly trimmed tree and and holiday decorations dressing everything up a bit beyond the normal. Our handsome residents were all decked out in their holiday best, too. They all anxiously awaited the feast promised by the wonderful aromas that had filled the house all day.
Everyone pitched in by bringing a favorite dish, preparing food, rearranging furniture, setting out all the delicious platters of food and drink or volunteering to be the first to taste a new culinary creation coming out of the kitchen: Buffalo wings (that "flew" away before they could be put down), broccoli-cheddar casserole, marscapone covered brie with candied fruit and nuts, cranberry meatballs, beans and rice..... just some highlights from the panoply of plenty that filled every inch of table space.
A highlight of the evening was the early opening of gifts and stocking-stuffers as staff, volunteers, friends, neighbors and board members cheered the boys on. We all enjoyed a special Christmas karaoke selection, as well. Everyone was into the Christmas spirit.
All of us here at HYS wish you and yours peace and joy for the holidays and a happy and healthy 2017.