Our 2014 Holiday Party was a lovely private affair that featured a plated dinner banquet at the Acacia Café in central Phoenix. Proprietor Michael Soucier and his partner Jeff Pinales served up great hospitality, not to mention a choice of either Chicken Piccata or Salmon with Dill Butter. Both entrees were delightful!
Thirty members attended the function which started out with an hour of drinks and appetizers. Desserts were plentiful as each attendee was asked to bring something to share… and share we did!
The highlight of the evening was the campy White Elephant gift exchange. A couple of items were particularly unforgettable… Tom took home a tacky (but oddly lovable) “Standing Horse Toilet Paper Holder,” provided by Larry. And an anonymous member brought what appeared upon first glance to be an intriguing wooden tiki carving. Pick it up, however, and a hefty penis dropped out from beneath his robes. Yikes… a fertility god of some kind! A flurry of exchanges ensued, but the prurient treasure ended up with Don, who donated it immediately to Steve Moore and Mark Howard as a housewarming gift for their new place in Payson! Lucky boys…
Thanks to Larry for organizing this festive event to close out the year!