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The Holidays at Residence XII

The 2009 Candlelight Meeting at the North Kirkland Community Center was a wonderful success. The room was filled to capacity with 250 women in recovery—during the Sobriety Countdown we learned that there were over 850 years of sobriety in the room. We want to thank our wonderful speakers Val R, Shelli H, and Jane L. as well as the alumnae and staff for their skits. Marna graced us with several songs and Eric once again provided wonderful holiday treats.

We also want to thank those alumnae who generously contributed items for each patient’s holiday gift bag—

the bags were overflowing this year with everything from cookbooks to journals to socks, gloves and more. The “house” was quite full over the holiday and the women truly enjoyed a special day. Our thanks to Christine C, Billie H, Stacy S, Michelle U, Cathryn C, Camille S, and Karla O, as well as all those alumnae who purchased raffle tickets at the Candlelight Meeting.