The Relay for Life event was finished off with a wrap party at Carino's Italian Restaurant in Alamogordo, New Mexico. I'm trying to be understanding and kind, but I am compelled to say that Carino's is not the place to hold a group event. The room was extremely noisy because they had music playing (evidently no way to shut it off from the rest of the restaurant) and hearing one another in a regular conversation was difficult and impossible at best when our Committee Chair Nicole Tekell tried to conduct a rewards ceremony.
The food, once we got it, was quite delicious. They probably have the best margaritas in town, half price at Happy Hour and delicious hors d'oeurves. However, the two hour wait and mix-up on being out of one item in particular we were told when actually, they were not, did not add anything of a positive nature. Also, three orders were completely forgotten. When it was time to leave, the girl had to retake all of the orders and total each and this took another hour of waiting because she couldn't total one and present it, but chose to total some 25 checks first. We never understood why all the tabs had to be redone.
At any rate, Nicole presented each committee chair in attendance with a very nice Relay for Life water bottle and a silver picture frame.
|The youngest guest in attendance|
|L to R: Andrew (super volunteer), Carla and Nicole in deep discussion|
|Mike and Jennifer putting up the backdrop depicting the "Super Hero" theme|
|Alexis, one of our super volunteers|
|Committee members viewing something interesting on their IPhone|
|Nicole and Mason handing out chocolates and nuts representing the sweet and the nutty in our group|
|Nicole presenting two Team Captains with water bottles and photo frames|
|Nicole presenting gifts to another Team Captain|
|Nicole presenting gifts to Marissa, Finance Chair|
|Nicole presenting gifts to yet another hard worker|
|Nicole presenting gifts to Sue Baker, our super hero volunteer leader|
|Nicole presenting gifts to Carla, Chair of Survivor Dinner|
|Nicole presenting gifts to Jennifer Spencer, Sponsorship Chair|
|L to R: Nicole, Jennifer, Maddie and Alexis|
|Nicole with rewards for Sue, world's best baby sitter|
|Nicole with card she received in appreciation for her dedication and determination|
|Andrew really does love his sister, Alexis, or does he??|
Thanks to Douglas A. Kerr, Photographer for the great photos.
This is all I have to say for now.