In celebration of the yuletide season, The Links Inc. Pine Bluff Chapter held a holiday party Dec. 10 at the home of Veronica Alexander, the wife of Chancellor Laurence Alexander of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

“The friendship ceremony and the founders ceremony were conducted, followed by bonding and relationship activities,” according to a news release. “Each member shared family Christmas traditions, favorite foods, favorite gifts, and special memories.”

Although members provided refreshments, the hostess, Veronica Alexander, surprised The Links membership with homemade gumbo.

Following the ceremonies, each member was given a white rose and individual gifts from The Links President Jerilean Brewer.

“As the members departed in sisterly love and with high spirits, hugs, kisses, and best wishes were warmly shared,” according to the release.