The hall was decorated by Julie Smith, the president's administrative assistant, who told me that she got a special deal on the deep-hued poinsettia's that lined the shelf along the wall. She also oversaw the hanging of the wreaths and the tree decorations. She has worked very hard on the event every year of her tenancy in the big office.
The president himself, Jim Middleton, will be going on vacation in January, sailing around the Horn. He'll be leaving the brand new VP of Instruction in charge while he's out of the country. We'll see if the school falls apart during that time. (I doubt it will.)
|Fezziwig's dance, A Christmas Carol|
And unhappily, there was no dancing.