We held our annual Holiday party for 2022 at Debbie Belsher’s house this year. It had been raining on and off prior to our event and we were prepared to bring the festivities indoors should it rain. However, we were very blessed and the weather was perfect! We had tables with umbrellas set up outside and it was so lovely. We had plenty of drinks and lots of excellent homemade food, lovingly prepared by our staff and grads!

We held a toy drive and collected a lot of Toys for Tots. Debbie and Roger Belsher delivered them to the local Lake Forest Fire Department, along with our brochures and a note stating these donations were collected from our graduates!

Around 45 people attended and we all had so much fun! There were holiday decorations for photo ops and a basket raffle. Each board member gave a recap on their respective roles. Donna Farris shared information about Healing Odyssey’s successes and also our future plans.We recognized a long- time monthly donor Susan Snyder and were thrilled that she joined us for the event. We collected $284 from our purple pigs and $480 from the raffle!

A Big Thank you to all who came and participated. It was a special event and definitely allowed time for old and new friends to meet up again. We look forward to an exciting 2023 and hope to see you all at our next holiday party in December 2023!!