Aquarius Casino Resort team members and chefs spread some holiday cheer to residents and staff at Sunridge Village Assisted Living Community in Bullhead City, AZ on Wednesday, December 3, 2014.
This is the sixth year in a row that Aquarius’ staff has volunteered to decorate the Sunridge dining room with Christmas trees, tinsel, lights and holiday decorations in preparation of a special holiday meal prepared by Aquarius chefs. Some of the Aquarius team members even dressed up as elves or wore Santa hats to get into the holiday spirit.
“This event has become a holiday tradition for us, and we look forward to spending time with wonderful folks in our community,” said Aquarius Casino Resort General Manager, Sean Hammond. “Our team members go above and beyond to make this party one-of-a-kind. One such team member is Dana Kissinger, the Vice President of Casino Operations, who does a phenomenal job of coordinating this event.”
Once the dining room was decorated, Aquarius Casino Resort’s Vice President of Food and Beverage Tim Abrams and some of his talented chefs prepared and provided a traditional holiday meal for Sunridge residents. The meal included fruit and cheese, rolls and butter, cranberry sauce tossed salad, turkey, ham, dressing, gravy, cream green beans, vegetables, mashed potatoes and six types of cakes for dessert. The skilled chefs also made a beautiful snowflake ice sculpture that fit the holiday mood perfectly.
Prior to the event, Aquarius team members stuffed stockings for each resident filled with holiday treats like candy canes, chocolates, crackers with cheese, small bottle of wine, small stuffed reindeer and reindeer antlers.
After lunch, Aquarius enlisted the help of Santa and Mrs. Claus to visit with and hand out the stockings.
“We simply had to send a special shout-out to the Aquarius as we understand the great coordination, planning and financial support that this particular event must involve,” said Director of Community Outreach for Sunridge Village, Kim Cool. “We want all Aquarius team members to know your effort was truly heartfelt by the joy in the faces of everyone who received it. Thank you, thank you on behalf of the Sunridge Village Community.”