Each year for the last 10 or so years, CRHEA has held its holiday gathering on a Willamette River cruise giving attendees an opportunity to spend a cheerful evening together while enjoying the view of downtown Portland, the Christmas Ships, and the good company of all aboard. In the past, CRHEA has funded this event at no cost to the member and charged a nominal fee for guests, as well as providing wonderful gifts to be given away, and there have been some great ones.
This year however, the CRHEA Board decided on a number of changes to help with the costs and to make the Season more meaningful for others beyond their association. CRHEA asked that every attendee (couple), bring one unwrapped gift as a donation for a needy child. Value perhaps in the $20-$30 range. The results were heart-warming as Santa received over 30 donated gifts for children in need. Take a scroll above through the images from the fun-filled event and if you would like to download please click on the images link!
Photos by Naim Hasan