CNA HOLIDAY PARTY
DECEMBER 13, 2016 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
CERIMON HOUSE | Corner of NE 23rd Ave. & NE Sumner St.
Parking Available in Vernon School Parking Lot
Walking & Biking are Encouraged due to Limited Street Parking
Concordia Neighborhood Association will host it’s annual Holiday Party on December 13th from 7 to 9 PM at the beautifully renovated Cerimon House on the corner of NE Sumner and NE 23rd Avenue. There will be no shortage of food, fun, and holiday cheer and YOU AND YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY ARE INVITED!
This year’s party will feature savory treats, a sandwich platter, chicken wings from Alberta St. Market and potato salad, as well as a scrumptious dessert buffet! Purely nonalcoholic beverages will be provided, including, water, tea, coffee, hot apple cider, and Yerba Mate.
There will be no shortage of entertainment at this year’s party! We are so lucky to have the choirs of both of our neighborhood elementary schools perform holiday music at our extravaganza! The Faubion School Choir will take the stage at 7:15 pm and the Vernon School Choir will sing at 7:45pm! That’s not all folks – at 8:30 pm, we will be wowed by the musical talent of the Vernon Dad Band! Further, our very own Concordia neighbor, Rebecca Marshall, of KXL Radio News, will be the Emcee for the evening.
We will also have plenty of fun-filled activities for the kids this year! They will get to make paper snowflakes, search for elves in our holiday scavenger hunt, and decorate “We Care” cards to be placed in backpacks full of food for needy neighborhood children!
Every year, the CNA supports a local charity at our Holiday Party and this year neighbors will have an opportunity to make a charitable donation to the Concordia Backpack Lunch Program. Concordia University nursing students founded this program that provides food items in backpacks each weekend for economically disadvantaged children at Faubion School. The backpack program puts enough food for two lunches in the backpacks of needy children every week of the school year to ensure they will have something to eat on Saturdays and Sundays.
We are asking neighbors to bring nonperishable food items to the party to be used in the Concordia Backpack Lunch Program! Partygoers are asked to bring the following food items to Cerimon House the night of the party:
- Nature Valley Granola Bars
- Fiber One Granola Bars
- CapriSun 100% Juice
- Kirkland 100% Juice
- Treetop No Sugar Added Applesauce
- Dole 100% Juice Fruit Cups
We will also ask neighbors to write a note of encouragement on “We Care” cards that will be placed in the backpacks of the children in need! Partygoers can purchase raffle tickets for fabulous prizes donated by local businesses and the CNA! Raffle Tickets are $2 each, and 6 for $10, and all proceeds from the raffle benefit the Concordia Backpack Lunch Program. We hope you will agree that this is a painless yet powerful way that you can help end food insecurity for our local children!
The CNA Holiday Party is a wonderful way for neighbors and businesses owners to come together, build community, celebrate the season, and brighten the holidays for families who are less fortunate than us! So mark your calendar and we hope to see you all there!
If you have any question about our extravaganza, or would like to help out please contact Katie Ugolini at email@example.com.