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CHEHALIS The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation “People of the Sands” TRIBAL NEWSLETTER January 2012 Free Tribal Community Activities Bring Family and Friends Together to Celebrate Christmas By Fred Shortman, Editor  Annual Community Christmas Party The Lucky Eagle Casino for all to enjoy. They hosted the Annual children were heard Community Christmas Party whispering about their plans on Sunday, December 18. on what they were going to The turnout was huge as purchase as they gave their people flled the wall-to-wall gift card to their parents. tables. This annual event is always a popular and As the day drew to an well attended event. People end the winners for fnal gathered together as they door prizes were drawn. laughed and smiled flling For those that missed out out raffe tickets to qualify and left early, you need to for the prizes. They enjoyed a be present to win. As the delicious dinner and fun flled room emptied, everyone activities for the day. was offered a candy bag that the tribal employees Dinner was provided by the put together for this annual Casino and staff. A delicious event. This set the tone for meal of prime rib with all many as they headed off to the fxings was provided for The Lucky Eagle Casino was filled wall-to-wall with tribal and prepare to spend time with the adults, and for the youth community members at the Community Christmas Party. their families for their own hamburgers, hot dogs and Christmas. chicken strips were available. anxiously for their age bracket Tony and Marla Medina from to be announced and they raced the Youth Center handed out A HUGE Thanks from Unto the fun game of BINGO! to have their picture taken with Target gift cards to youth to Yet another opportunity to take Santa and receive a present from create a memorable Christmas Continued on page 2 a chance to win a prize offered him. by the Tribe. Volunteers handed out bingo packets and onto the The magician provided by games. The games were divided the Lucky Eagle Casino Volunteers into three separate divisions: was present to entertain handed Elders, adults and youth. during the event. He families When someone yelled BINGO, was seen meandering raffle volunteers verifed to see if it throughout the crowd. He tickets to was a winner. brought fts of laughter qualify for and amazement to the the prizes Over the loud speakers came children and adults alike during the the long awaited, “Santa has as he demonstrated his Christmas arrived!” Children waited magical prowess. party.
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