In 2015 we combined Marmot Day with a Habitat for Humanity community project in which two dozen Covenant Eyes employees participated. After the community project we celebrated Marmot Day in its original location: Nehemiah Ministries. It was a hot day, and long, especially for employees who volunteered their time to the community project.
Despite the heat, Marmot Day 2015 was a fabulous time for employees to gather, share marmot jokes and a nice lunch, play games, and of course, take in Mr. Marmot’s annual deliberation on the final day of summer.
Our summer did not end at Marmot Day last year. Mr. Marmot did not retreat to his hole in the ground. He sped off into the distance and summer continued for another six weeks. But how long will summer remain with us in 2016? Will Mr. Marmot drive into his hole and put an end to the summer heat, or will summer remain for another six weeks? Only Cé Marmót (Mr. Marmot is from France) knows for certain.
A Family Day
Whether summer ends on July 25 or not. Marmot Day is always a great time for employees to gather with their families, an opportunity to meet and get acquainted with new employees, and the perfect time to celebrate our accomplishments together.
Marmot Day 2016 Events
- 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Employee potluck in the commons area (a tent, tables, and chairs will be set up outside), and Covenant Eyes will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, brats, and all the condiments; live duet in the commons area from 11 – 12: the Guillen sisters, Jasmine and Camille
- 12:30 p.m. – The big event: Marmot deliberation
- 12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Games: face painting, children’s bouncy-house with slide, wood chucking contest, and corn hole games (silent auction for four corn hole bean bag games, winners to be announced at the end of Marmot Day: the proceeds go to CE Christmas families)
- 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Marmot Day concludes with an ice cream social