HPPA Celebrates Holidays with Toy Drive, Awards Presentation

Members of the Houston Promotional Products Association gathered on December 14 for a holiday celebration and awards presentation, where they also brought toys to be donated and participated in an Ugly Sweater contest.

Sonny DeShong, Jane Swanzy and Debbie Chrissinger show off their contest-winning ugly Christmas sweaters.

Seventy members—including one from Arizona and another from Louisiana—attended the celebration, where awards and scholarships were presented. The award recipients are:

  • Patrick Reinecker, Multi-Line Rep of the Year
  • Hirsch Gift, Supplier of the Year
  • Kim Reinecker, Supplier Rep of the Year
  • Leslie Roark, Distributor of the Year
  • Peter Hirsch, Volunteer of the Year and the President’s Award

HPPA Executive Director Dave DeGreeff (left) presents Peter Hirsch with the President’s Award.

The President’s Award was supplied by J.Charles and the remaining awards were supplied by Hirsch Gift. HPPA scholarships for ongoing professional development were awarded to:

  • Alicia Skipper and Walter Kurt, MAS—$250 Membership Awards
  • Lesli Herbert Covell, CAS—$500 Merit Member Award
  • Leslie Roark, CAS, IP—$1,000 Active Member Award
  • Brenda Angelini, MAS—$1,500 Current, or Former Active Board Member, or Officer Award