Yesterday the Manor of Hope family got together for our Annual Holiday Celebration.

Friends, family and loved ones gathered at the Manor Of Hope Hilltop Graduate House to spend a wonderful afternoon together.  The temperature might have been freezing outside – but inside the atmosphere was warm, festive and joyful!

Chef Sam went all out this year and prepared a wonderful assortment of yummy appetizers for everyone to enjoy. From charcuterie plates to meatballs; from braised short ribs to baked ham; there was plenty of food to please the crowds and  everyone at the party certainly enjoyed it!

Everyone gathered in the main living room which was beautifully decorated by Lori and the guys and included a HUGE Christmas tree.

The main event was the Manor’s famous “white elephant gift exchange”! Participants got to open a gift from under the tree, or take a gift from someone else that had already opened one. No one could get too attached to their gift, because the chances were someone else was going to take it away! As always, the gift exchange was very fun!

Among the most popular gifts were onesies pajamas, Philadelphia Eagles items, and a the very popular Yeti mugs for coffee lovers.  The most sought after items were gift cards and a pair of Google Play speakers. (Those were traded a few times each)!

Afterwards, guests mingled and enjoyed a delicious array of desserts!

Everyone really had a blast during the gift exchange but the real highlight of the afternoon was simply to see all the Manor guys sharing a special day with with their families and loved ones.  That’s what makes this annual event so special.

We were all thrilled to also have Manor of Hope alumni Triston and Brian stop by to celebrate with us! Their presence meant so much to the guys and to the staff who have shared their incredible journeys.

We want to say thank you to all of those who were able to join us and from the Manor of Hope family to all of our guys, their families and loved ones… and to all of you out there,

Happy Holidays!

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