In keeping with a long standing tradition Rehab 13 members held their annual holiday party event on Monday night December 18th, 2017. The highlight of the evening is the Secret Santa that we hold each year. Every memebr attending is asked to brig a wrapped gift but unmarked of a maximum of twenty five dollars. All gifts are placed on a table in the engine room and once the meal and downsized business meeting is over the the gifts are brought in and placed on a table.
At this time each member takes a pre-numbered card chosen at random to determine the order in which you chose a gift. Anything that the member touches automatically becomes their choice. They return to their seat and open the present. At that time the number two person gets to pick a gift. Any gift that you pick is subject to being “stolen” by another member if they like yours better than theirs. If your gift gets stolen you may make another choice. A gift can be stolen up to three times, after that it is considered out of rotation and cannot be stolen a fourth time.
The round robin continues until all members by the number they picked get a turn. At the end of the night the number one pick gets one more opportunity to “steal” a gift from another member until all members are satisfied with their presents. It’s a lot of fun and makes for an enjoyable night to relax and celebrate another year of successful service to the 1st Responders in our “first due” which encompasses a five county area. The new year will be here soon. We are ready.
A huge thank you to members J.Anderson and N. Anderson for their food preparation and organizing this event each year. And to all of the members that give so much time and effort day to day to keep this 100% volunteer running efficiently and professionally.
Thank you all, Chief T. Kraft..
Photos by L.Colacicco – Former Station Chief