Love, Hope, and Happiness
BY QUARREN M. DEL ROSARIO, SHAI LAGARDE AND KHRISTINE ECHEVERIA
“Sharing Love, Spreading Hope, and Celebrating Happiness” is the theme for this year’s Christmas Party, celebrated last December 5, 2014 at Xavier Sports & Country Club Convention Hall.
The Brown Group of Companies’ celebrated another year of thanksgiving as employees came in their cowboy & cowgirl attires. It was a fun-filled night of dance competitions & showcasing of different talents.
Four teams competed for the Cowboy Dance Competition, namely: ABERDI’s Finest (4th Place Winner), Team Bulabog (3rd Place Winner), Cowboy’s Treasure (2nd Place Winner), and Club Maneuvers (1st Place Winner), each team rocked the dance floor with their cowboy/ cowgirl moves.
Another highlight during the said event was the Mr. & Ms. Rodeo 2014 contest represented by the finest men & women in each team who presented their talents and handpicked their question as a pair. The employees were entertained by the four lovely pairs who displayed poise, confidence, wit and intelligence.
A Cowboy Fashion walk followed, where employees stride along the catwalk and took a pose on their best cowboy/ cowgirl attires.
Special awards were also given to employees.
The most awaited part of the night where everyone was very excited was the Christmas Raffle. There were 26 winners for the minor and major prizes and among the prizes that were raffled are 24”, 29” and 32” TCL Televisions.
The night ended with dance, music and live band.
The Manila office’s Christmas rodeo may not be as huge, but it was a fun and intimate afternoon.
Held in Rack’s El Pueblo, Ortigas on December 11, plaid and peasant tops were the order of the day for the cowboy theme.
The party games were judged by Dr. Walter and Mrs. Annabelle Brown, Mr. Roel and Mrs. Jas Castro, and Atty. Rosanne Duavit Santiago.
Ms. Shai Lagarde and Mr. Bok Lamayan presented intermission numbers, a song-and-ukulele and a harmonica performance respectively.
Of course, raffle prizes were at hand at the end of the party. Everyone went home with full tummies, cool gifts and wonderful memories.
After the Christmas party, A Brown Manila headed to SM Megamall for a good old game of bowling.
Meanwhile, on the same day in Cagayan de Oro, Brown Group of Companies held its first ever basketball tournament at XSCCI’s indoor and outdoor basketball courts. The said event was participated by 5 teams from all companies.
The program kicked off by the parade of colors accompanied by a drum and bugle corps. All groups presented their team’s Cheer and Chants, and then they got the basketball rolling.
Winners for the Men’s Division:
Champion: Red Stallions
1st Runner up : Black Cougars
2nd Runner up: Green Lanterns
3rd Runner up: Blue Eagles
Male MVP: Juan Paolo Pizarro – Red Stallions
Winners for the Women’s Division:
Champion: Green Lantern
1st Runner up: Blue Eagles
2nd Runner up: Black Cougars
3rd Runner up: Yellow Minions
Female MVP: Rosemay Simbajon – Green Lanterns
If these events are any indication of the fun times and camaraderie up ahead for 2015, then A Brown Company, Inc. and the entire family are in for a wonderful year.