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Juli Lederhaus, General Manager
Team is assembling in the Grand Ballroom for the "pre-meal"
Every year as we get ready to open the doors on the biggest Halloween party in the Halloween Capital of the World, we have a meeting with our team members. The purpose of the meeting is to review safety and security, to talk about any unique features, changes, or other details that the entire team needs to know, and to generally make sure we are all on the page for the evening.
As it happens, Claire Kallelis, who is the Assistant General Manager and Director of Food and Beverage, and the team leader of this event, has her birthday in the week when we have our party. So we take the opportunity to sing Happy Birthday to her, and she LOVES that tradition.
This year Lindsay Otis, one of our Catering Managers, shot a video of that part of the pre-event meeting, and since TODAY is actually Claire's birthday, we thought it would be a good time to post the video birthday song right here.
I can't say we sing well, but we do sing with enthusiasm.
I hope you enjoy seeing a little look at "us" in a behind-the-scenes moment.