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Like many long-running traditions, the annual holiday open house at the Governor’s Mansion means something different to everybody who walks through the door.
For most of the hundreds, if not thousands, of people who attended the open house on Tuesday afternoon, the experience involves a lot of standing around.
Standing in line outside. Standing in line inside to shake hands with the governor and lieutenant governor. Standing in line for cookies. Standing in line for punch. Standing in line to leave.
For the people working in the kitchen, standing around wasn’t an option.