Page 5 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - January, 2017
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Co-workers cut loose at lighthearted gathering

Tribe treats employees participants were given $500
for all their hard work in chips and 10 hands to earn
the most money to qualify for
Chehalis tribal employees Chehalis tribal employees enjoyed a Blackjack Tourney and Ugly prizes. It’s fun to learn about
were rewarded for their hard Sweater Contest at Lucky Eagle Casino Events Center on Dec. 15. the game or just wish for a lot
work during the year with a of luck while attempting the
Christmas party on Dec. 15 warm, but it’s like getting a drawn, you had to play to challenge.
at Lucky Eagle Casino Events fruit cake for Christmas … earn your present. Cheers of
Center. encouragement and laughter A voluntary present
There were exciting games rang out. exchange with a limit of $25
The room was filled with for the raffle drawing. A twist was full of surprises. After
delightful aromas, holiday this year: If your name was For the Blackjack Tourney, everyone received a gift, they
decorations, co-workers and had to pass it to the left.
friends. Events staff lined up
all kinds of activities. Various tribal programs
donated items for the raffle.
The Ugly Sweater Contest There wasn’t a price limit on
has been going on for a few gifts – just what each program
years. wanted to give. The grand
prize was a big-screen TV.
It’s hard not to crack a smile
when participants line the It was a fun and relaxing
stage to model their unique day.
sweaters. Who doesn’t own
a ugly sweater? Yes, they are Thank you, Chehalis Tribe,
for thinking of and rewarding

Youth create Christmas crafts

Creative classes connect kids were happy with the handmade treasures. Chehalis tribal departments helped youth
and tribal departments It was a pleasure to be out in the create holiday crafts during classes in
December. Kids gave their works of art as
Submitted by Orinda Goddard, community and get to know the youth and presents to family.
Vocational Rehabilitation other department staff.

Thank you to all youth who participated Departments that collaborated on the
in Christmas crafts classes Dec. 20-21. It project included Vocational Rehabilitation,
was amazing to see so many kids come in Heritage & Culture, Education, the Youth
to create presents for their loved ones. Center and Youth Prevention.

The kids were able to choose from The Heritage & Culture program gave
picture frames, tree ornaments, small all youth a small gift for participating in
drum ornaments, scrapbook cards, cookie the classes. We look forward to having
decorating and candy sleds. I hope everyone more classes where departments get to
who received these gifts from their children know the community.

Hope all of you had a wonderful
Christmas break and a happy New Year’s.
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