Thursday, January 31, 2013

End of the Year Celebration

The Marianas Office of MLSC held its annual "End of the Year" party on January 11, 2013, officially closing out 2012!  The photos below (shown in no particular order) were taken during a very short moment after I had completed my part of the set-up and before the socializing really began in earnest. They show a small glimpse of the event, but we had more people, more food and more fun than captured in these photos!

Juanette's angel food cake with cherries.

Juanette's angel food cake with blueberries.

Deviled eggs, cookies, candy canes and more

Maria's Chamorro salad

Maria's platter of mussels

Maria's sushi platter
Paralegals Maria and Polly Anne with the roasted pig

The kids start arriving after school, waiting patiently.

Early guests, including former MLSC secretary Maggie Cabrera (in blue) and long-time friend and Karidat social worker, Julie Temaungil (in black & white).

Ken Kramer (now at the immigration court) with Lee Pliscou (our new Executive Director) and Dimitri Varmazis (staff attorney)
Lee chats with Linda Wingenbach (staff attorney)

Waiting for the festivities to start (Attorney and former judge, Ed Manibusan in red)


Secretary Lolita Nazaire and Techie Bong Robles share a laugh.

With Elizabeth Pliscou

The Pliscou girls and others get some food.
Thanks to all our friends and family who came to help us relax for a moment after another year of service and dedication.