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The holidaze

May Selby

H.W. Smith tries on a flamingo costume for size. Not sur­prisingly, no one stole this gift from him in the gift exchange. (May Selby)

At the height of the holiday season, everyone is a flutter with loaded social agendas. From office par­ties to potlucks to gala dinners, practically every evening holds some sort of celebration.

Timbers Resorts hosted a holiday party last week at the Roaring Fork Club, gathering 60 guests for a heated competition of Jeopardy among the vari­ous departments. After din­ner, an entertaining round of white elephant took place with a pair of bobble­headed hunters in a Bronco as the most coveted gift of all. Everyone was clearly in the holiday spirit as they ate, drank and were merry. Mark and Carolyn Regan hosted a holiday party for Regan Construction’s employees, friends and family members last Saturday night. The benevo­lent hosts have held the annual affair at their Old Snowmass home for the past three years. They demonstrated their culinary talents once again with a feast of Dungeness crab, oysters on the half shell and beef tenderloin grilled to perfection.

As guests arrived throughout the evening, the pile of gifts grew for the highly anticipated gift exchange. Often times at a holiday party, the gift exchange is comprised of gag gifts and genuine gifts. For this par­ty, however, humor was the antidote with items such as a flamingo costume, lighted penguin lawn orna­ment, and a ceramic cup with “pimp” spelled out in glitter. Stealing was permitted, though not every gift drew everyone’s fancy. By the end of the night, the pimp cup had been stolen a couple of times, the penguin made several rounds and the flamingo cos­tume remained with its original owner.

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