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Hilldrup Rings in the Holidays with Virtual Fun

Across our branches, Team Hilldrup virtually celebrated the holidays with three days of fun activities to help get us into the holiday spirit! From virtual bingo and scavenger hunts, to ugly Christmas sweaters and a basket raffle, there was a variety of fun activities for employees to participate in. In addition, our team had the chance to win some great prizes, including $25 – $100 Amazon gift cards. Check out the details and photos of our fun below!

Wednesday, 12/8 Virtual Christmas Bingo

A simple but great way to get our employees participating in our virtual festivities was by inviting all employees to partake in our Christmas Virtual Bingo game. Congratulations to our 15 winners who each received a $25 Amazon gift card!

Hilldrup’s virtual Christmas bingo game entailed generating a game card online, with words and phrases inspired by the holiday season, for a chance to win!

Thursday, 12/9 – Guess Your Senior Management Member’s Favorite Christmas Song

Every hour, employees were encouraged to match a Senior Management Member to what they believed is that manager’s favorite Christmas song. Three winners for each round received a $50, $25 or $10 Amazon gift card based on how quickly they responded with the correct answers. From Bing Crosby and Michael Buble, to Elvis Presley and Mariah Carey, we loved listening to Christmas music and making our best guess as to which song was whose favorite! Congratulations to all of our winners who received an Amazon gift card!

Screenshot of Guess your SMG members' favorite song

Multiple choice answers and a link to listen to the Christmas songs were each a part of our Guess Your Senior Management Member’s Favorite Christmas Song game!

Friday, 12/10 – Christmas Scavenger Hunt and Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest

Team Hilldrup loves a good scavenger hunt challenge! Employees working virtually and those in the office were challenged with finding props or items in their home or office to create a scene or selfie as part of this activity. The submissions received were creative and hilarious! Congratulations to our 18 scavenger hunt winners who received a $50, $25 or $10 Amazon gift card for how quickly they could find and submit their proof of participation respectively.


Venus Harris in a Christmas Hat Brandon Smith at the office

A classic competition, we held a virtual Ugly Christmas Sweater Competition as well! Congratulations to first place winner, Leslie Tanner, (pictured below) who won a $50 gift card!

Leslie Tanner in a Christmas sweater

Raffle tickets to win department-created Virtual Gift Baskets were sold to Stafford employees for two days with the final drawing being held on Friday. We appreciate everyone who participated in the raffle as all proceeds from the raffle tickets directly benefitted our campaign to support Rappahannock United Way. Congratulations to those winners for the creative baskets they won!

  • Christmas Vibe: Relaxation: Susan Whitfield, IS
  • Men’s Self Care: Greg Donovan, Stafford, VA
  • A Charcuterie Christmas: Carmen Ramirez, HR
  • Date Night In: Leslie Tanner, Claims
  • Adrenaline Rush: Denhere Mack, International
  • Life’s A Beach: Carol Neal, Accounting
  • Operations Car Safety: Ashley Gatewood, Workplace Solutions

The last activity on Friday included Stafford’s annual Christmas raffle for service providers and office staff based out of our corporate office. From Visa gift cards to cool prizes like an Amazon Fire Stick, Propane Smoker, Bissell Vacuum and Apple iPad, we were excited to announce the winners which were randomly selected via an online name generator. Congratulations to our winners, we hope you enjoy your raffle prize!

We had a blast enjoying Hilldrup’s three days of virtual Christmas fun! Thank you so much to our “Celebrating Christmas at Hilldrup” Committee Members, listed below, for their creativity and efforts to ensure that these activities were fun and festive for all!

  • MacKenzie Pope, HR
  • Kim Sarratt, Customer Service
  • Shelly Snyder, Executive Office
  • Remus Boxley, HR (Executive Sponsor)