Braille Monitor                                                     December 2007

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Each December the National Center staff has a holiday party in Members Hall in the Jernigan Institute. Here staff members enjoy dinner at the party. Those who choose to can participate in a staff-wide gift exchange. Throughout December holiday-wrapped packages proliferate under the tree.

 

Pictured here wearing their Santa hats are (left to right) Terri Uttermohlen, Jim McCarthy, Melissa Riccobono, Mark Riccobono, Karen Zakhnini, and leader of the group Chris Danielsen.

Each December the National Center staff has a holiday party in Members Hall in the Jernigan Institute. Here staff members enjoy dinner at the party. Those who choose to can participate in a staff-wide gift exchange. Throughout December holiday-wrapped packages proliferate under the tree.

A high point of the party is the performance of the Christmas Carol Parody Singers. Pictured here wearing their Santa hats are (left to right) Terri Uttermohlen, Jim McCarthy, Melissa Riccobono, Mark Riccobono, Karen Zakhnini, and leader of the group Chris Danielsen. Until mid-November, we were still struggling to get the construction company to repair the Institute Atrium so that the marble wall tiles do not loosen and fall. Here are the specially written lyrics to “Oh Christmas Tree;”

Oh atrium, oh atrium,
Your marble walls we need to mend.
Oh atrium, oh atrium,
We want you fixed by March’s end.
You are so beautiful to see.
Your echoing is missed by me.
Oh atrium, oh atrium,
I have some glue that I can lend.

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