11th Annual Children’s Holiday Party
The hotel, with co-sponsorship by the NFL Alumni Madison Chapter, gave an early Christmas to Madison-area children from the Boys and Girls Club of Madison, Bayview Community Center, Bridge Lake Point Community Center, Kennedy Heights, West Middle School, Nehemiah, Neighborhood House, Lussier and other area children’s organizations.
“We do this every year to really give kids in the community an opportunity to experience things during the holidays that they may not get to experience with their families. … especially during an economy like this when things are so tough.” said Stephen Zanoni, General Manager.
Activities included cookie decorating, crafts, visits from local celebrities Bucky Badger, Maynard the Duck and Miss Wisconsin 2011 Shaletta Porterfield, performances by local magicians, dinner and the chance to have a photo taken with Santa Claus or the Grinch.
The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club is Madison’s largest hotel with 356 rooms and over 27,000 square feet of meeting space. They represent over 95% of all United Way hotel donations in Dane County, have the “Hotel with a Heart” program to give parents of disabled children a night together with room and dinner, support YWCA’s Third Street Program and the Madison Children’s Museum and donate tens of thousands of dollars in room nights, meeting space and cuisine to dozens of area non-profits each year.
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