Christmas came early this year at Williamson when the Ladies Auxiliary donated $9,000 during their very popular Christmas Bazaar Nov. 8 in the dining room. The gift is part of a seven-year commitment of the Auxiliary to provide 75 new wardrobes (closets) in the dormitories for students.
Auxiliary president Jacqui Stradley presented a large facsimile of the check to President Michael Rounds and Wayne Watson 4W8, chairman of the Board of Trustees.
Other highlights included Jay Merillat, dean of enrollments, amusing the crowd with jokes, Russ Harvey 5W0 leading the Artisans in several songs, and Jim Dell’Orefice leading the Jazz Band in several numbers. President Rounds, Wayne Watson, Jay Merillat, Ed Hatchigian 6W0, and Stacy Starr 6W8 joining the Artisans for the singing of “The 12 Days of Christmas” also added to the amusement.
The event also included a craft sale, luncheon, raffling of a Christmas tree with $500 worth of gift cards, and door prizes.