As a holiday gathering for the team, the corporate office enjoyed a festive lunch on Wednesday, December 13. Despite the cold weather, hundreds of team members took the opportunity to greet each other, enjoy delicious food and reconnect.

Before lunch, teams gathered in the lobby to take pictures with Santa. When noon arrived, the education center was filled with laughter, camaraderie and plates full of turkey, cranberry sauce, potatoes, vegetables, green salad, rolls and butter and pie.

Many team members, including members from the AFS Executive Team, worked hard to create an atmosphere of appreciation and gratitude for the holiday. The line started early and no one left hungry as team members served their colleagues a memorable lunch.

Team members were encouraged to wear AFS holiday t-shirts and winners were selected from those who participated. Jeanine Nilsen in Team Services and Autumn Trower with our Dejarnett team won the contest. Jeanine won the duffle bag and Autumn won the travel blanket.

Lead organizer Denise Ward said, “It was wonderful to hear everyone chit-chatting as they enjoyed their meal. It was rewarding to see so many smiles.”