Happy Holidays!

It is the holiday season! We have been visited by friends old and new at Rich-Tomkins Company.

On Dec. 12 the team celebrated with holiday lunch. Members of the team contribute dishes and everyone comes together for a true holiday feast! We were lucky enough to have Stew Tomkins, Jeff Phillips and Pete Ponton come back to join us.

This year, Rollie Pastor’s clam chowder was voted best dish, but many dishes received first place votes.


To celebrate the holidays with our non-work family, Rich-Tomkins will be closed on the following days:
Friday, December 23
Monday, December 26
Friday, December 30.


And here are our favorite Christmas traditions:

Jeanne Chaffee
Favorite Tradition: Polish menu
Favorite Treat: Our chocolate biscotti
Wish from Santa: slippers, always img_7483slippers!

Alan Kershaw
Staying true to his love of pig….
“I can answer these questions with two words: bacon & sausage!”

Bill Bradshaw:
Favorite Tradition: Dinner after church at a restaurant
Favorite Treat: Monkey Bread
Wish from Santa: Keep my sanity

Paul Grothaus
Favorite Tradition: Reading Terminal market the day after Christmas and then visiting the Comcast Building to see the light show…maybe even ice skating at Penn’s Landing.
Favorite Treat: Monkey Bread
Wish from Santa: Pants

Bill Brown
Favorite Tradition: Watching all the kids open presents
Favorite Treat: Sugar cookie
Wish from Santa: Back to the Future self-lacing shoes

Rollie Pastor
Favorite Tradition: Taking a picture of the family and watching the dog open his wrapped presents.
Favorite Treat: Christmas cutout cookies
Wish from Santa: Slippers, underwear and socks

Gary Brake
Favorite Tradition: Going to my parents’ house for breakfast casseroles
Favorite Treat: My cookies

Bill Durkin
Favorite Tradition: Decorating the tree on Christmas Eve
Favorite Treat: Christmas Cookies
Wish from Santa: 48′ Viking Sport Fishing Boat and a gas card

Stew Chaffee
Favorite Tradition: Watching the kids open gifts. Priceless seeing the smiles
Favorite Treat: Egg Nog
Wish from Santa: A new brown belt

Joe Opalka
Favorite Tradition: Rotating Christmas Eve dinner between aunts’ houses
Favorite Treat: Perogies and chocolate yule log cake
Wish from Santa: A new 3 Wood

Mike Gehris:
Favorite Tradition: Christmas Eve at my mom’s with the 7 fishes
Favorite Treat: Christmas Cookies
Wish from Santa: My gift came early, but if he is asking, a new computer

Sarah Waple
Favorite Tradition: Helping Santa wrap presents
Favorite Treat: Ribs on Christmas Eve for my daughter’s birthday
Wish from Santa: New shoes. Lots of new shoes

Dawn Bishop
Favorite Tradition: Going to Christmas Eve service
Favorite Treat: Homemade cookies
Wish from Santa: I think I’m still on the naughty list.


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