Submitted by Maria Capaldo.
The Holiday Party was well-attended (about 40 people). The entrees were ham (prepared by Sally) and Beef (cooked by Bernard). There were an amazing array of deliviouus side dishes; some members dropped off food because they or someone in the family was ill. Half of the auditorium was available. The tables were decorated with juniper donated by Laurel and tablecloths stamped with cactus designs. We had holiday music provided by the Garden because Santa and Mrs. Claus were on the other side of the auditorium (due to rain). Some members even got a photo with Santa during the party! Awards were given to the top Mini Show Point winners, and the Plant of the Year (Aylostera vulpina) was distributed. We sang Happy Birthday to Us for our 50 years and had a great cake to end the festivities. Thanks to all who helped set up and clean afterwards. There were lots of smiles and holiday cheer!