Football, food and family make the holidays special
Article was added on Tuesday, November 08, 2016
to believe, but the holidays are nearly upon us, and this column is
the last chance I will get to reach out to you this year. I hope
each and every one of you enjoy this season as much as I do.
The temperature has finally cooled off, the leaves have changed and
the mosquitos are (mostly) starting to thin out.
thing about this time of year is football. I'm a huge fan! The bowl
picture is starting to come into focus around the first of December
for college football, and we are starting to get a good idea of
which of our NFL teams are going to make the playoffs. I'll be
pulling for the Tennessee Volunteers and the New York Giants. How
certainly cannot forget food this time of year! I hope you all got
exactly what you wanted in your jack-o-lanterns and are now ready
for those feasts we enjoy around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Don't
worry - you can exercise it back off after the first of the year!
Enjoy yourself - go ahead and get an extra helping of dressing … I
know I will.
talked about football and food, but my favorite thing about this
time of year is family. My wife, Shannon, and I are very fortunate
that a large portion of our family is nearby, and we get to see
them on a lot of weekends and most holidays. Of course,
Thanksgiving and Christmas is when all of those that you haven't
seen all year will come back home to gather for a meal and an
opportunity to love one another. I wish you and all of your family
safe travels as you gather for the holidays.
forget about our cooperative family either. We've just completed
our cooperative appreciation month, and I must say it was a
wonderful success. It was such a pleasure to see all of you who
came out to our 5 locations. So many smiling faces - members and
employees alike. One of the most positive things about the entire
process was the overwhelming number of employees who volunteered to
help out. You see it at our annual meeting, and we saw it
again last month - our employees love spending time with our
of us in the Santee Electric family, we want to wish all of you and
your families a Happy Thanksgiving, a Merry Christmas, and a Happy
New Year! May God bless you all during this wonderful
Robert G. Ardis
President and Chief Executive
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