|THE MORNING AFTER|
|WARM AND COZY INSIDE THE SHOPS|
|RITTENHOSE AVE., ALL LIT UP|
|RAFFLE AND PARTY AT MAGGIES|
Last night’s Chamber of Commerce Community After Hours shopping, raffle and party was pretty successful. Most shops were open, they were quite busy and there seemed to be a lot of people from out of town on the streets. The street decorations are nice again this year and the weather cooperated, as it was a comparatively warm evening, without a snowstorm.
Raffle tickets, along with holiday goodies, were free at each shop, and at 7:00 PM a party and raffle drawing was hosted by Maggies restaurant, which was filled to overflowing with folks in a party mood. Joan and I got there early enough to have a hamburger and a beer before the drawing.
We were rather disappointed to find that we had missed the annual Forever Ed’s Lutefisk Dinner, held at Maggies every year. It is a free community dinner but you have to read the notice on the restaurant bulletin board or hear of the date by word of mouth. It is always a great time, but in all honesty I can probably only do lutefisk (lye-soaked, reconstituted cod) and aqavit (Norwegian fire water) once every couple of years anyway.