Hemophilia of North Carolina gratefully acknowledges our sponsors who made the HNC 2009 Holiday Celebration possible:
2009 HNC Holiday Celebration
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Holiday Inn Resort
Wrightsville Beach, NC
Santa Arrives at the Beach!
On December 5th, nearly 100 members of HNC enjoyed the 2009 Holiday Celebration at Wrightsville Beach. Although it wasn't the sunniest of days, everyone enjoyed the festivities and after-party tour through the Enchanted Airlie Gardens.
The children had fun with craft making and Wii game along with other games. Paper plate snowmen and holiday cookie bags were some of the crafts available to the group along with a game to see which team could fill their candy bucket up the fastest! Presentations were made to our Volunteers of the Year, Matt Igelman and Tat’yana Shchetinina, and a recap of the NHF Chapter Recognition Award for Excellence presented to Guillermo Sanchez at the NHF Annual Meeting for his work with the Latin Union Group of HNC.
After a delicious lunch of southern fare, Sue Cowell, Executive Director of HNC, presented a Reflection of 2009 and the accomplishments of HNC over the past twelve months. She shared how everyone in the community has made a difference is so many peoples lives and helped to further the goal of HNC in improving the quality of lives for those affected by a bleeding disorder.
Taking time from his busy holiday season, Santa stopped by for a visit! Each child took time to share his or her wish lists with Santa and everyone received gift to take home. Our special thanks to Santa (alias: Terry Crotts) for always making this a memorable moment for the children!
After the celebration, families were able to tour the Enchanted Airlie Gardens that was filled with holiday lights and great train displays! Fellow members Phil, Laurie and Ruth Bernard were on hand at the gardens to work the amazing train display and share some very interesting information on the history of the trains.