Jingle Off! is anther name for my organization's new annual Christmas fundraiser. Fundraising can be the bain of an Executive Director's worklife, but a necessary evil it is, many involving a tangle of committees, caterers, entertainment and charitable receipts. This one was relatively painless, enjoyable even.
The Jingle Off Christmas Caroling Competition has been a dream of mine for many years, but work got in the way. This year we were fortunate to have the sponsorship of the mall where our offices are located. Hoping for 12-15 teams, we ended up with 16.
Such spirit! Although we had the judges, these weren't Idol wannabes, they were kids and adults who wanted to have fun while supporting a good cause:
The "Christmas Belles":
In addition to overall performance, there were prizes for best costume, most gleeful and best holiday spirit. Here are the first place winners in the Business/Community category, and they, of course won best costumes:
The first annual Jingle Off was a success. A great time was had by all, even the Executive Director. Bring on year two!