I especially want to thank Pastor Talvitie for the beautiful and traditional Christmas service, cantor Kalle Toivio for making it down here just in time to share the Christmas song cheer with everyone, and of course Daniel McAuliffe for following on Aimo’s Joulupukki tradition and making it now his own. You made a great impression on the young and not-so-young!
Thank you Kristina Mattila for sharing your personal stories AND artwork with us, and thanks to Jukka, our popular immediate past president for the “inspirational” speech, given as always in fun holiday spirits.
Mari, your food prep was – loistavaa!
And last, but definitely not least, thanks again to the rest of the Suomi-jengi for doing a great job.
Saatiin juttu hanskaan talkoohengessä! (=We pulled it off in community spirit!)
Hyvää joulun alkua kaikille –
Have a great beginning of the Christmas season –