Thanks to the Hospitality Committee and the staff of the Culinary Services Department, on the evening of December 31st some 80 – 90 residents enjoyed a splendid evening of dining, drinking and dancing, bidding farewell to 2017, and welcoming in the New Year.
Our fellow residents were resplendent in fine attire. There were suits, ties, tuxes on our gentlemen, and an array of outfits from charming to chic on our ladies. Grant Bagley was there taking pictures. Be sure to check out this slideshow.
The evening started with a cocktail bar (Yolanda mixing, and Vionne and colleagues pouring) providing attendees with a variety of drinks to enjoy in the corridor alongside Clarita’s miniature pictures. A delicious 3-course surf and turf dinner was served in the Auditorium, beside elegant centerpieces provide by our Flower Committee.
No sooner had the four-piece band began to play gentle tunes from the American songbook, than couples were coming up to dance. A memory of the 70s – a mirror ball (thank you Grant) – provided the atmosphere that propelled many to dance to slow and faster numbers.
New Year’s Eve at Collington was designated to occur at 9:30 pm. There were champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries. Hugs and kisses, and good wishes were exchanged. our servers and chefs received a round of applause. Many thanks to our MC, Greg Gay, and his wife, Marlane Liddell, co-chairs of the Hospitality Committee for a perfect start to the New Year.