Waterford’s school-wide Week of Giving, which included a food drive for the Utah Food Bank, was capped off with the annual Joni Jensen dinner, a holiday celebration that members of the Waterford Community share with guests from the International Rescue Committee. Waterford families supplied a delicious buffet for about eighty guests from twenty-three families and five countries: Bhutan, Nepal, Eritrea, Sudan, and Iraq. The Troubadors and all three of the the Upper School string quartets performed at the dinner. The men’s and women’s basketball teams presented the families with an assortment of athletic equipment that they had collected. Upper School students created gift baskets of personal care products and collected gift cards from local stores to help these families with basic needs as they settle into their new homes. The event is named for Joni Jensen, a much-loved Waterford parent who was instrumental in the development of this Waterford tradition, and who passed away in 1994. We were delighted and honored that her daughter Amy Jensen, Class of 2002, attended the dinner, as she does every year. Our thanks to all who donated generously and participated in this wonderful event.
See more photos of this event in the December Photo Highlights.