Tonight is the American Insurance holiday party!  It is always a good time.  We are blessed to have such a wonderful staff .  Not only are they hard working & dedicated, but they are very funny.

In years past we have always had a gift exchange at the party.  However, this year, in lieu of gifts we decided to adopt a family from the House of Ruth.  As a group we decided that we really don't need anything & would rather brighten someone in need's holiday.  If your not familiar with this organization it is a shelter for victims of intimate partner violence.  Since the first shelter opened in 1978, they have been a safe haven to over 15,000 women and children.    I have to say that this small act has brought so much more meaning to the holiday season for me & the entire staff.  Deb & I loaded my trunk up with presents & delivered to the House of Ruth headquarters this morning (below is our picture with the gifts).   We are sure to enjoy our celebration a little more knowing we have supported such a wonderful organization.


"From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life"   Arthur Ashe