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Nottingham Staff Welcome the Holidays

By Eddy Ball
January 2007

April Parker and Ellen Moul
April Parker and Ellen Moul in her Christmas sweater were already in the holiday spirit when the party began. (Photo courtesy of Dona McNeill)

HR and Ethics staff
The chorus of HR and Ethics staff delivered a medley of Christmas tunes. (Photo by Eddy Ball)

musicians from Administrative Services and Analysis
The musicians from Administrative Services and Analysis were a little heavy on kazoos and percussion, but they made up with spirit what they lacked in instrumentation. (Photo courtesy of Dona McNeill)

Nottingham NIH, NIEHS and contract staff got the holiday season off to an early start on December 13 with a covered-dish/holiday party in their main conference room. The room was packed, and virtually everyone with offices on the second floor participated in the event, which featured musical entertainment, a comic skit and a lively White Elephant gift exchange. For a week afterwards, the break room refrigerators were still filled with cheeses, sweets, backed goods and other food items.

Master of Ceremonies Rob Levine kept the entertainment in perspective: "We have plenty of entertainment," he quipped, "just not a lot of talent." Still, even if a few singers weren't always on-key and if a rare joke bombed, everyone had a great time eating, laughing and applauding the performers.

Cynthia Redford, Kathryn Woods, April Parker, Betty Wilkins and Mitsue Parrish
From left going around the table, Cynthia Redford, Kathryn Woods, April Parker, Betty Wilkins and Mitsue Parrish enjoyed their holiday lunch. (Photo by Eddy Ball)

holiday audience
Whether it was "talent" or "entertainment," the audience seemed to enjoy themselves thoroughly. (Photo by Eddy Ball)



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