Vol. 2, Issue 48 | 12/14/2023

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Highlights from Winter Shenanigans!

Milford recently turned into a winter wonderland for their very special Winter Shenanigans party ❄

The evening was filled with festivities, from hot cocoa to crafts, for all to enjoy the holiday spirit. Of course, the event’s highlight was a special visit from Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus themselves 🎅🤶

There is nothing better than creating magical moments for everyone to enjoy together. A big thank you to all who participated and for making Winter Shenanigans a truly wondrous occasion!

It’s the grand finale of the preliminary rounds of the Tortilla Slap Challenge!

This final preliminary match is not to be missed as it is a showdown between two True Blue legends: Andrea Swanson, our ELL Well Manager, and Sycreta Marshall, one of our Program Managers. It was evident from the get-go that this matchup was a pairing of equals, with both contestants displaying impeccable slaps and an impressive resilience to being slapped.

We’ve seen our fair share of broken tortillas in the Tortilla Challenge arena before, but never have we seen tortillas go soaring through the air from sheer force (and it happened not once but twice!) The question on everyone’s mind: What beef were Andrea and Sycreta trying to settle?

Despite the evenly matched competition, there can only be one winner, and the honor went to Sycreta Marshall. However, a special shout-out is due to Andrea Swanson for bravely enduring a barrage of slaps and numb cheeks. Most of us would have spit our water out much sooner, so kudos to Andrea for her resilience!

With the preliminary rounds now concluded, the anticipation for the quarterfinals is palpable – who will emerge victorious in the next phase of the Tortilla Slap Challenge? Stay tuned for more slap-tastic action!

In the Cincinnati area? Reach out to your ELL Well Manager to see how you can volunteer with City Gospel Mission!


This month’s featured course explores various holiday traditions with daily insights, stories, recipes, crafts, and more! Don’t miss out on your chance to earn a badge – you must complete the first five days to qualify. Access opens day by day, so stay tuned for your daily dose of festive cheer, and let’s celebrate the season together! 

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