The Dec. 11 CNA Holiday Party was a smashing success with an estimated 250 guests making merry at Cerimon House and enjoying entertainment and food provided by nearly two dozen businesses and organizations.
The food courtyard came alive with the international flavors of Aladdin Café, Alecocina, Angel’s Donuts & Ice Cream, HOTLIPS pizza, Los Pepitos Locos, Lovejoy’s Tea Room, Seastar Bakery, Teote Mezcalería and Vita Café.
Vernon School Band and Faubion School Choir entertained Concordians during the evening, which was culminated with the high energy Andean and Latin American music of Grupo Latitudes.
Raffle sales raised $275 for Northeast Food Pantry, and guests also donated plenty of food and clothing.
Raffle prize contributors included Aladdin Café, Frock, Lovejoy’s Tea Room, Mathnasium, Miss Zumstein’s Bakery and Coffee Shop, Mud Bay and YesYes Healing Garden.
Additional food and decoration items were donated by Fred Meyer and Whole Foods. The Kids Corner – complete with crafts and activities – came alive with materials donated by collagepdx, faithful volunteer Elizabeth Keenan and Mathnasium.
A big thanks to everyone who helped in every way, and to all of the Concordians who took time out of their schedules to attend.
If you missed the party, don’t worry. There’ll likely be another late this year.
Look for details next November and December in CNews and on Facebook.com/groups/ConcordiaPDX.