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VU Hosts Festivus 2022

Jane Scholz | Published on 9/23/2022

All you Seinfeld fans remember the hilarious episode about ‘Festivus’ – a made-up holiday that provided a lot of laughs for the audience.  


Well, Voices United has its own annual Festivus celebration and we just had our third one.


Thanks to Jane Thompson and Susan Engstrom, Social Committee Co-chairs, this year’s celebration was held on August 27, at the home of Lisa Olson.   


All food and beverages were provided by the Voices United Social Committee, there was no fee to attend, and there were approximately 25 people in attendance.  


The ladies indulged in lots of food and wine while participating in the annual Festivus White Elephant Auction where members brought gently used or new gifts, concealed in a brown paper or gift bag.  Only the auctioneer (Susan Engstrom) knew what gems were hidden inside the bags. 


Attendees had fun bidding on the items, based on the creative description of the auctioneer.  This is always one of the best-attended and most fun activities of the year, and it also serves as the one fundraiser that the group uses to raise money to cover with other social events.  About $700 was raised.  


And, in the tradition of Seinfeld, there was even a grievance tree.

Couldn't make it this year?  Be sure to come in '23!