2011 marked our third year of participation in the 28th annual Festival of Trees sponsored by our local hospital, Torrance Memorial Medical Center. We do it because it is a good cause, but more so in memory of Sue Carr, a wonderful employee who died three years ago. And died far too young. The Tree Festival was a passion of hers and it is with special and very personal pride that we do it. We honor her passion by continuing.
The theme this year was "A Child's Christmas Around the World" and we decorated our tree with depictions of the various ways children around the world celebrate Christmas, with toys and books and dolls and various fanciful figures.
A big thanks to our tree committee, team leader Martha, ably assisted by Mattie, Nakeisha, Cookie, Sylvia, Jessika and Kandee.
The Festival of Trees is a big fund raiser for TMMC. They have big parties and the trees are auctioned off to the highest bidder. We are pleased that our 2011 tree was purchased for $1,250. In three years of participations our trees have raised almost $5000. Thank you, Sue, for the inspiration!
With both pride and apprehension we share with you that our President for many years, Susan Gordon, will be retiring at the end of the year. Susan has been instrumental in building this company with her brilliant leadership, quiet determination, and thoughtful demeanor.
All of us at Doug Mockett & Company wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. 2012 will be an interesting year!
Douglas AJ Mockett