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W.I.N.O. welcomes Jumbo

December 14, 2012

New Orleans alumni bond over a tall glass.

On December 6, The Big Easy’s TuftsAlumni chapter gathered for a happy hour at the Wine Institute of New Orleans (W.I.N.O.).

The event promoted the holiday spirit of giving and receiving; each guest brought a toy to donate to Toys for Tots and then selected their own bottle to pour from the Institute’s collection of 120 wines from around the world.

The generous alumni donations made the event especially rewarding for volunteer Irene Pallais, A06, who appreciates giving back at this time of year. She adds that the casual nature of the event and the venue allowed for easy conversation between the chapter and its newest additions, including two alumni who had recently moved to the area.

Pallais hopes events like this will attract more Jumbos from her region to come together, as it certainly already helps the alumni from different generations in their small, but sturdy chapter "find common ground through Tufts."