Association Events: Giving Back to Our Members

Brian Grammas

With the end of the year approaching, I want to recap our most recent family event and provide a preview of our next one.

Trunk or Treat
The PPA hosted its annual Trunk or Treat on October 26. We put in a ton of hours to make this year’s event even better than last year’s. Last year we did a haunted house in the basement, and while our members had a great time, they wanted us to step up our game. This year, we’re proud to say that we did up our game. We recruited the people who put on the Fright Dome and Laura Paletta from our office to help with the haunted house, which, in my opinion, was up there with the haunted houses that you pay for around town. I like that in addition to a scary house, we do a not-so-scary house for the little kids where we turn on the lights so that they can go room to room and see the different scenes. We also had bounce houses and carnival games, and 911 Tacos was there to provide food, joined alongside 28 vendors who passed out candy to the kids! Other activities we had included cupcake decorating and Halloween movie screenings.

Santa Day
We will be hosting our annual Santa Day on December 1 (see below for details). Once again, 911 Tacos will be there serving pancakes with sausage and bacon, and a coffee truck will be serving coffee and hot chocolate. There will be plenty of activities, including a Christmas train for the kids to ride and screenings of children’s holiday movies in the conference room. Also, saving the best for last, we will have Santa here at the PPA, and you’ll be able to take pictures with him in our special Santa room. This room was hand-painted by retired CO Jessica Nicholas, and it looks great for Christmas pictures.

Here at the PPA we strive to give back to our members, and events like these do just that. I hope our members and their families take advantage of the Association events we offer throughout the year. Come down and experience the fun that awaits!