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Tuesday, December 20th marked the celebration of the holiday season at Ohio Valley Goodwill’s corporate headquarters in fitting style with a festive luncheon for all its program participants and staff team members. Sponsored by the organization’s volunteer Service Guild and Food Services team under the direction of new Chef Francisco Lopez, the annual holiday luncheon was made even more special this year, by the occasion of the Goodwill’s 100th Anniversary of service. “The Service Guild is so pleased that we are able to offer this wonderful holiday signature event but this year, are especially excited that we have the opportunity to mark our 100th anniversary with all of the members of our team,” said Sue Burreson, Service Guild President. The holiday luncheon featured a choice of penne pasta with Italian sausage or chicken and broccoli Alfredo along with salad and dessert. The assembled guests also enjoyed the entertainment provided by local musician and long-time Goodwill volunteer, Mark Macomber.
More than 700 individuals participated in this year’s holiday luncheon event which is always highlighted by the singing and dancing of attendees as they joyfully chime in on their favorite Christmas carols. Held in the organization’s headquarters cafeteria and adjacent meeting rooms, the luncheon is prepared by Goodwill’s Food Services training team which pulls out all the stops to make sure that the meal is enjoyed by everyone in attendance. “We really enjoy working together on this annual holiday event and this year’s is especially meaningful because it takes place during the final weeks of our year-long 100th anniversary celebration,” said Kelly Manns, Assistant Director of Training Services. “It’s so great to see everyone celebrating together during the holiday season.”
Ohio Valley Goodwill and its team members enjoy the festive holiday luncheon event every year and are grateful to the organization’s volunteer Service Guild, the Food Services team and Chef Francisco Lopez for their hard work and generous sponsorship. This year’s special 100th Anniversary luncheon event signals the final organizational celebration of Goodwill’s year-long salute to its century of service in the Greater Cincinnati community. Ohio Valley Goodwill’s looks forward to the beginning of a new century of service as the organization moves into the New Year in 2017. To find out more about Ohio Valley Goodwill’s 100 years of service to the community and its many award-winning employment and training programs, please visit www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/about. Happy Holiday Wishes to All!