For over a decade the Portland branch has enjoyed a holiday gala including a festive meal and intensive. This year 140 participants enjoyed a meal with delicious entrees from the branch kitchen plus mouthwatering potluck sides, salads and desserts. The windowsill snowmen from our first „Make a Snowman Contest“ (no real snow allowed) were honored with a spirited choral rendition of Frosty The Snowman. Following a record time cleanup, 80 of us stayed for an intensive. We worked hard on don-yus and tor-yus leaving behind all of the calories we had consumed. All in all a great way to kick off the holiday season. So, if you ever happen to be in Portland the first Saturday in December, join us for this fun event.