The Madsons have a yearly tradition for the week following New Years. It is our annual White Elephant extravaganza. Those attending shown here with their treasures for the 2011 frolic are: Peter Vaernet, Bjorn and Lily Vaernet, Marcus, Larry Miller, Gary and Carmen Bacon, Patricia Madson (first row). Joan Madson, Nick, Cara, Ed and Cassie Alter, Sue Fujimura, Mark and Kathy Heath, Patti, and Will Whitted. Not in photo: Jim Forkner and Ron Madson (the photographer).
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The Story of the White Elephant