This last column of 2017 leaves us wondering what the heck happened to 2017 – yet another year flew by with a speed that defies description. This year had its share of highs and lows but I have to say, I believe the highs definitely outnumbered the lows. Sometimes it seems that the year slides by like a one week vacation; if you didn’t take some pictures along the way, you soon forget where you were and what you achieved.
One big change for us was saying so long to Calvin and Judy Germann who operated the Java Tree concession here at the Community Complex for the past number of years – it was great working with them and we wish them the best of luck in the future. Stepping into that space, we would like to welcome Demetre Karountzos and Crystal Morton who have partnered to form The Wee Greek right here in the heart of the Complex and of course, we also wish them the best of luck in their new endeavor.
For the uninitiated, both Demetre and Crystal have long histories in food services in the Creston Valley and there are probably very few that have not attended one event or another over the years that didn’t have some of Demetre’s fine cooking attached. Operating a concession is a bit of a spin from Event Planning and Catering and we look forward to what innovative results will arise from bringing previous experiences into this new combo. Along with operating the concession, The Wee Greek also does the small-scale catering for meetings, training sessions or parties in our smaller rooms. Having jumped into the new concession operation just a few weeks ago, they are still working out some finer details such as tweaking the menu to suit the needs of the patrons and establishing what hours best service the facility.
Needless to say, with all the large Christmas parties and events that happen this time of year, coupled with starting a new business, these guys are really hopping – make sure to stop in and bid them welcome when you come in next time for a coffee, snack or lunch.
We always end the year at 100 miles an hour in December; changing out multiple large and small events back to back along with the start of registration for another set of stimulating programs. As a staff, we are proud to have served the community this past year and look forward to an even better year in 2018. All the best to you and yours this holiday season.