Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Cupid's Adventures!

It’s true that our focus on Monday was Jan’s birthday, but some of us celebrated Valentine’s Day as well. I thought I’d ask around and find out what the staff and interns did to celebrate. See what they had to say…

I’ll start with myself. This is Tracy, and I volunteer in the office on Mondays and Wednesdays. I celebrated by going on a double date with my boyfriend and his parents to White Castle, where they decorate their dining area for Valentine’s Day with tablecloths, candles, and flowers. They turn White Castle into “Love Castle” for the day, and it was a lot of fun!

Sharon, our Administrative Assistant, celebrated her love for her dog, Beeju, by giving him a heart-shaped dog cookie and getting kisses in return!

Alex, our Database Administrator, went the romantic route by taking his girlfriend to a nice restaurant in Roselle, followed by a walk around town. He also gave her a dozen roses and ended the evening with a movie and cuddling! Alex also showed his sweet side at work by giving each of the women on staff a single rose!

Megan, our Children’s Birthday Project Coordinator, and her boyfriend celebrated Valentine’s Day by delivering a holiday meal to one of our seniors for the Holiday Meals Program. They thought it would be nice to give someone else a special Valentine gift! They then ate their own dinner – a heart-shaped pizza!

Sarah, our Senior Citizen Project Coordinator, said that she and her boyfriend stayed low-key and just made salads together.

Paul, our Marketing Coordinator, decided to postpone Valentine’s Day until Friday, so that he and his wife can go out to dinner and a movie.

Jan, the Toy Room Manager and birthday girl, had a joint celebration for Valentine’s Day and her birthday at her neighbor’s house. They had a nice dinner with brownies for dessert!

Monique and Aliza, two of our interns, didn’t really celebrate the holiday. Monique played her weekly volleyball game with a group of people who she really enjoys, and Aliza went from being at HSP all day to her job at Elmhurst College from 6:00 until midnight!

Lastly, Floyd and Karole, HSP founders, preferred an evening at home. Floyd worked on their taxes while Karole watched some television. They did do a little celebrating, though, with Floyd bringing a beautiful bouquet of flowers to work for Karole!

We hope that all of you had a very happy Valentine’s Day and that your support means the world to us!

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