You’ve heard of the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards, but grab your popcorn and open a virtual bottle of bubbly because right now we’re announcing the Holiday Heroes of the House!
When Santa’s sleigh delivers its goodies via the goodwill of faraway family and friends, it is the Front Desk Volunteers who handle the onslaught with aplomb and good cheer. With the two doorbells buzzing, three phones a-ringin’, four families waiting and five crates of food, no partridge in a pear tree is going to be able to handle the work load.
Extra shiny virtual statues go to Deb Appelman, Betty Araneta, Christina Tang, Linda and Gary Arnold and Jenny Beauchamp who generously gave of their time to handle a front desk shift on Christmas Day. YOU are holiday heroes.
While most of us were still either in bed or opening presents and wearing our jammies, these amazingly kind souls were preparing breakfast for families at the House – that’s over 100 people to cook for first thing in the day! Karen and Pete Wickstrand, Jean and Russell Amick and Judy and John Curran, we invite you and your families up to the virtual center stage to take a bow and accept your awards. YOU are holiday heroes.
Are you wondering who cleaned up after all that cooking and serving? Who in the world would be so caring and kind at a time most of us just wanted to be playing with our new gadgets and gizmos? Joan Schoepflin, Loan Truong, Sara Lattimer, Jenni and Travis, your virtual statues are festooned with hearts because YOU are holiday heroes.
But wait, there’s more! Dinnertime rolls around and people are hungry again. What are families to do on such a special night so far from home and their extended family and friends?
It’s Bob Leong and friends to the rescue, preparing and serving a delectable feast that is truly made with love. They do this every year. Bob and friends, your virtual statues are sporting stylish chef hats, because YOU are holiday heroes.
Then what to our wondering eyes should appear, but the whole Barfoot Family, the dishes to clear. With pots to scrub and counters to clean, we knew right away we’d want to thank the whole team. Andrew Barfoot, Sara-Anne Robbins, Jim Barfoot, Leah Barfoot, Dan Barfoot, Melissa Barfoot, Jacob Barfoot and David Barfoot, YOU are holiday heroes.
Now the ceremony is over, but your generosity will warm hearts forever. Thank you Holiday Heroes, for giving families at the House a special day to experience and remember.