Sunday, December 5, 2010

Trim the Trees with OSC!

The First Annual "Trim the Trees with OSC" was held on Friday, December 3rd and it was an absolutely fabulously fun time

Each unit or group (civilians, thanks for contributing!) were invited to donate a decorated tree, in any theme, which were to be voted on by the attendees of the December Command Roll-Off at the Officers' Club as well as auctioned off, through a Silent Auction.  

This event was the brainchild of Erin Ramey, a 242 Bat Wife.  :)  She mentioned to Tish Petersen, Commanding Officer's Wife of VMFA(AW)-242 that she noticed that the Officers' Club didn't have a lot of Christmas spirit and wouldn't a tree decorating contest be fun?  :)  Tish ran with it, creating a new fundraiser for the OSC's Scholarship Fund as well!  (AND we had a lot of fun to boot!)  Hooray!!!!!

Tish is dressed as "Claire" from "The Breakfast Club!"  That will be explained in just a bit!  ☺
 The trees ran the gamut.  

The Bat Ladies of 242 had the most participation that night and fully supported their "Movie Night" tree by dressing up like one of the characters from the DVD that they donated for the tree.  
It was a red carpet event! 
24 DVD's were on the tree along with popcorn and candy garland.  It was not only a valuable tree, but a very pretty one as well!
The ladies of MWSS-171 had the UDP officers in mind when they drank, I mean, created their tree!
Grolsch beer bottles were drank at a pre-trim-the-tree party at the Taylors and made into this fabulous tree!

Shockingly, a Mom of four daughters, not one of the geo-bachelors, was the high bidder on this tree! (Hmmm....who could that be?)
The ladies of the MAG had a party in mind as well when they designed their tree!!!!!!

Mini liquor bottles, a finely strung (and very uniquely pretty!) wine cork garland and even an (empty) Advil bottle adorned this very fun tree!  In addition, there were regular size bottles of liquor that were "presents" under it that went to the highest bidder! 
The ladies of H&HS wanted their tree to ring in the New Year in a gaudy way!
And I think gaudy was achieved!

Sorry....I didn't gather the H&HS ladies since our COW, Megan Coletta, was home sick, but had my hubby, Mick, the Christmas Mouse, pose with me.  ☺
The civilians tree was very beautiful and was the only live tree of the evening. 

The tree had poinsettias around the base.  It was very elegant!
Nice job Scarlett!  ☺
The Medical and Dental OSC Members spirited in and out without me able to get a picture of them with their tree.  It was titled "The Reason for the Season."
It came with this Nativity set!
Sorry I missed you Dental!
And smallest, but not least, was the MALS-12 Snowflake tree!
A very elegant tree that will be able to be displayed in any size home!
The winner of the First Annual "Trim the Trees with OSC" event was Grolsch Tree by the ladies of MWSS-171!!!!!!!  WAY TO GO!  Their unit will be on this plaque which will be displayed in the Officers' Club. 
Money was raised in two ways.  Voting tickets were purchased for $.50 cents each.  That's how MWSS-171 won with a total of 404 votes!  VMFA(AW)-242 came in second place with 268 votes and MAG-12 came in third with 165 votes.

In addition, money was raised by the auctioning of the trees.  The MAG tree grossed the most with it going for $160!  The 242 tree was second with the highest bid of $115 and the 171 (voting winner) tree was third with the winning bid of $55.

Altogether, over $1,000 was raised!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!

Special thanks to the Bat Ladies of VMFA(AW)-242 for an awesome new event!  Fun, festive and philanthropic!  WOW!!!!!  What a combination!  ☺

The rest of the pictures can be viewed on our Facebook page by clicking this link.

Ho!Ho!Ho!  Merry Christmas!!!!!

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