HFH recently celebrated the arrival of Spring with lively events at two of the family residences: Saratoga and Allie’s Place. Families at Saratoga Family Residence gathered for an outdoor celebration to welcome the season and graduates of Allie’s Place Center for Culinary Education & Employment hosted a staff luncheon to showcase their culinary and hospitality expertise.
Saratoga’s annual Spring Fling included activities ranging from giant outdoor chess, a gaming truck, bouncy house, hula hooping, jump roping, and a fashion show and craft table hosted by our friends from Old Navy.
“I went into a game room; it was so fun! There were a lot of TVs and controllers, and I went on the bouncy castle which was fun,” said five-year-old Kalaya.
The festivities weren’t just for the kids; parents and staff participated in a lively round of musical chairs—an undisputed highlight of the event. It was hard to say who had more fun: the children or the adults.
“We probably have a better time than the kids sometimes,” said Jennifer Jones, General Manager at Old Navy Hempstead, and Queens District Community Leader. “We just love community; we love spending our time with the kids.”
Staff from our HFH Summer Camps team also attended the gathering with a popular camp-themed table to engage the kids while parents had the opportunity to register and get their questions answered about the upcoming camp season.