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December, 2018

Celebrating the Holidays at APS

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Celebrating the Holidays at APS

APS is enjoying the holiday season with many activities and events this month. From donating toys to attending our annual Christmas party, see how APS is celebrating this year in our holiday highlights overview.

APS hosted its annual Christmas party to celebrate the holidays and the closing of another successful year. In the week leading up to the Christmas party, employees voted on APS Office Awards. Award winners were announced during the Christmas party, along with service awards recognizing employees for their five and ten years of service with APS. Employees were encouraged to wear a festive ugly sweater or dress as their favorite Christmas character to celebrate the holidays in style.

Here are a few notable APS Office Award winners:

Celebrating APS, One Ugly Christmas Sweater at a Time

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10 Years of Service: Scott Lasseigne, Eric Cole, and Ashley Boose

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5 Years of Service: Britney Davis Hawkins, Erica Taylor, Kelly Scarbrough, Jason Craft, and Rosalyn Milliken

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Most Valuable Player (MVP): Steve Bodden

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Rookie of the Year: Kristen Pratt

Sharing the Holiday Spirit with Roy’s Kids

APS was fortunate enough to team up with Roy’s Kids and adopted three families this holiday season. Roy’s Kids is a non-profit organization in the Shreveport-Bossier City area that helps those who are raising children in single-parent households provide Christmas presents for their children. These families often have limited income to support the Christmas they want to give their children and APS is thrilled to donate gifts for three families this holiday season.

Polar Express Pajama Day

On Friday, December 14th, employees came to work dressed in their comfiest pajamas to kick off the last days leading up to Christmas. From to cozy flannel pajamas, lightbulb leggings to fuzzy slippers, APS employees enjoyed their comfy and casual Friday.

Polar Express Day

APS Employees’ Favorite Holiday Traditions

The holidays are a treasured time of the year and many anticipate spending the season honoring traditions with friends and family. Check out how APS employees like to celebrate the season with their favorite holiday traditions:

“My daughter and I drive around looking at Christmas lights in our pajamas while eating popcorn and ice cream!” – Ashley, Client Training

“Egg Nog!” – Angela, Client Support

“On Christmas Eve the whole family (parents, kids, aunts, uncles, and grandparents) huddle around the kitchen table for the annual Christmas cookie decorating contest. The only rule in the contest is that everything used must be edible.” – Christian, CRO

“One of my relatives dresses up as Santa Claus to visit our family on Christmas Eve and hands out stockings full of candy.” – Casey, Marketing

“Coloring Christmas books by the Christmas tree with the people I love!” – Stephanie, Sales Development

“Drinking extra chocolatey hot chocolate and driving around neighborhoods to find the best Christmas lights!” – Amanda, Client Success

“Watching holiday classics like Holiday Inn and White Christmas.” – Jennifer, Marketing

Wrapping Up the Holiday Season with APS

Although APS is enjoying the holiday season, we are looking forward to many new and exciting adventures in the new year. APS wishes you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday!

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