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Annual Holiday Gathering in Wiecking Center Dec. 17

Wiecking Center occumpants gather for food, fun, and festivities

2015-12-21

Over 130 MSU employees whose departments are in Wiecking Center enjoyed a Holiday luncheon in the Wiecking Center lobby on December 17. The event was organized by the new administrative assistant for the vice president for Facilities Management, Becky Gahler.

Many people deserve credit for making the event a huge success including student employees Maddie and Brandon, who shopped for the food and prepared it. We are also grateful to the many local businesses and MSU departments that donated prizes for our drawings, as well as anonymous donors who contributed cash and gifts. Several employees also volunteered to make delectable desserts, others helped set up and take down the event; still others helped serve, wash dishes, and clean up.

In addition to a delicious meal, there was a trivia game and an ugly sweater contest, and of course, drawings for dozens and dozens of gifts.

We wish to thank all those who volunteered to make our annual gathering a huge success, and we also want to thank all those in attendance.

Volunteers staff the serving lines.
Volunteers staff the serving line.

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Plates are filled with pulled pork or chicken sandwiches, cheesy potatoes, and crunchy coleslaw.

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Many, many gifts for the gift prize drawing.


A sampling of the treats brought in by volunteers.

Becky Gahler and David Cowan draw names for gifts
Becky Gahler and David Cowan draw names for gifts


A participant has an answer to a trivia question.

Ugly sweater contest participants
Participants in the ugly sweater contest.

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