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The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

January 2015 Free

Annual Community Christmas Elders Bazaar Creates
Party Creates Lasting Memories Resources for Shoppers,
Artists, and Crafters
The annual Community
Christmas Party was held The Elders held their annual
at the Community Center Christmas bazaar on December
on Sunday, December 6. The Lucky Eagle Casino event
21. It is a large gathering center was filled with vendors
for community members providing a fantastic resource for
to celebrate in Christmas the shoppers, crafters, and artists.
style. It never fails to Throughout Washington State
bring families together there are many opportunities to
smiling as they spend the attend various Christmas Bazaars.
day making it special. This one is special for the local
Christmas is that time of communities to buy that handmade
the year when the very gift for someone they love.
air seems to be filled with
magic and possibilities! As shoppers entered the event
center the familiar aroma of
Families signed in at the Tribal families spent the day together enjoying the activities provided fry bread cooking permeated
front door of the gym at the community Christmas party. the air. The Volunteer Elders
provided food, raffle tickets, and
which qualified them for the raffle making, and presents from Santa. memories of that day. conversation to those that attended
this bazaar. No better way than to
prizes. Children scattered to spend the day shopping, eating, and
enjoying the friendly atmosphere
participate in the many activities In the Gathering Room the Youth A scrumptious meal was provided

available at the Youth Center gym. Center program staff provided for all that attended in the main

Anything from the bouncy houses, Walmart gift cards for the youth. lobby of the Community Center.
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cake walk, face painting, balloon Photo’s with Santa created lasting

Great Wolf Lodge Hosts Breakfast with Santa Smiles were seen on the faces as
they greeted cousins, friends and
Saturday, December 20, the Great Wolf Lodge family as they wandered through
hosted its second annual “Breakfast with Santa” for the aisles shopping.
tribal and community members. Families gathered
in the Grand Ballroom to share the special day. This event assists the Elders
Members got to eat a delicious meal and create program, supplementing
lasting memories by having family photos taken
with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Many families used Continued on Page 3
their cell phones to take pictures and Facebook users
soon bombarded their profiles with happy faces and Inside
used the event as an opportunity to tell their friends
Merry Christmas and share their family photos. Natives Helping Neighbors ............... 4
Health and Wellness News ................ 5
This event was developed by the Great Wolf Lodge, Education Program News ................... 6
and is a unique opportunity in preparation for the Exercise Room Hours ........................ 7
fast approaching Christmas. Afterwards tribal January Birthdays .............................. 8
members were energized before heading out to go Tribal Member Earns Perfection ....... 9
do their shopping. Students of the Month ...................... 10
Early Learning News ....................... 11
Continued on Page 12 Photos of Breakfast with Santa ......... 12
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