LaRC 2015 CFC Activities

10/14 – CFC Kickoff, Cake Cutting and Jail the Manager’s

Jail the Manager Event Coordinator – Tracey Redman

Come to NASA Langley’s new cafeteria from 11:00 – 1:00 to celebrate the start of the new campaign with cake. Additionally, to ensure the cake tastes especially sweet we’ll also be holding the CFC Jail the Manager’s event.  Yes, that’s right, for a small donation you are allowed to Jail your Manager! For $1 per minute, your Manager will go to jail. There will be a warrant issued for their arrest and they will be picked up and booked. Once they are behind bars, the Manager can bail out for $1 per minute.  Click here for flyer and details to start the booking process. Contact Tracey Redman for additional information regarding the Jail the Manager event.

It promises to be a ‘captive’-ating event and we hope you are able to stop by the café to see all the jailbirds.

A judge and sheriff will be there to keep them straight!

10/20 – 5K/2 Mile Run/Walk

A total of 55 employees and guests participated in the CFC 5K & 2 Mile Run/Walk.  There were 32 finishers for the 5K and 23 finishers for the 2 Mile Run/Walk.  Carter Ficklen was the overall winner of the 5K with a time of 19:25.  Emily Northup was the first female finisher with a time of 25:13.  For a list of all 5K finishers along with their age-group finish, click here.  Carlos Liceaga was the overall winner of the 2 Mile Run/Walk with a time of 23:09.  Laura Northern was the first female finisher with a time of 23:14.  For a list of all 2 Mile finishers, click here.  The winner of the best male costume was Allen Jensen and the winner of the best female costume was a tie between Charlotte Jensen and Heather Jensen.  For photos of the event, click here.  The event raised a total of $549 in donations.

5k Event Coordinator  – Eric Everton

10/29 – Pumpkin Fest Pumpkin Carving Contest

Pumpkin Fest Event Coordinator – Amanda Cutright

The pumpkin carving contest was held from 10:30am – 1:00pm in the IESB Building Main Corridor. Click Here for the photos. Thank you for participating and continued support of the CFC.


1st place: How Pumpkin Spice Latte is Made by the OCC Team

2nd place: Check Your Pumpkins for Lumpkins by the ED Model Shop Team

3rd place: Old Ferrare’s Farm by OCFO Team

Most Creative: STI Stack by STI Team

Honorable Mention: TEMPO by TEMPO Team

Best NASA Theme: Langley Emerging and Advancing Professionals (LEAP) Pumpkin Collection by the LEAP Team

Best Movie Theme: The Force Awakens by Joey Patterson

Best Spooky Pumpkin: Clinic by the Clinic Team

Best Launch Vehicle Display: RaD-X Balloon by Janet Vaughan

11/3 – Chili Cook-off, Silent Auction, and Bake Sale 

Chili Cook-off and Silent Auction Event Coordinator – Susan McClain

This event has become a NASA Langley CFC tradition, where groups compete in a chili cook and place silent bids on donated items.  Please join us for our next Chili Cook-off, Silent Auction, and Bake Sale in the new Reid Conference Center. Click here for the flyer.

Info You Need To Know:
Chili Cook-Off: All organizations big or small are invited to participate in the 2015 CFC Chili Cook-Off on November 3rd, 11:00am-1:00pm, in the H.J.E. Reid Conference Center.

Teams from across the center will provide world-class chili and help generate CFC donations as employees vote with their contributions. There will also be a panel of “Expert” judges to determine a judges’ award winner.

Even if you are a smaller organization, you can still make a big difference in someone’s life through the CFC.   So get your team together, pull out your best chili recipe, and come show off your culinary prowess while supporting a great cause!

To coordinate setting up a table to participate in the chili cookoff, please contact Susan McClain with your organization or group’s information.

Bake Sale Event Coordinator – Kim Cannon

The Combined Federal Campaign Bake Sale will be Tuesday, November 3, and will coincide with the Chili Cook-Off and Silent Auction in the Reid Conference Center.  Pull out your favorite recipe and “Make it Possible” with your donation of baked goods.

**Drop off baked items November 3rd between 8:00 and 10:30 at the Reid Center. 

If you have a dish or pan that you would like returned to you, please be sure that you label it with your name and extension number.  If possible, please include an index card with the name of your item and its ingredients (like peanuts), or if it has special dietary considerations like gluten- or sugar-free or vegan.

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Cannon (, 43814).

In addition to the main event, please also consider having mini-Bake Sales in your offices. You can set aside a special day, or just have informal events with bakers bringing in donations when the desire to bake goodies strikes. If you’re interested, contact Kim or Catharine Fay  . . .  Catharine’s already done well in her Branch.

Thank you for helping us make this year’s CFC Bake Sale a huge success!!!

The Bake Sale Team

(Kim Cannon, Catharine Fay, Karen Berger, Xai Cai, Shann Rufer, and Kristina Ruhlman)

11/10 – Car Show, Cornhole Tournament, and Basement Birds Band

Car Show Event Coordinator – Drew Hope and Lindsay Rogers

Car Show: The car show and voting will take place from 11:00am – 1:00pm. The car show will be located in the grassy areas between the parking lot behind building 1205 and building 2102, near the entrance of the new Cafeteria.

The Car Show categories will include: Best Classic Car (1925-1969), Best Retro Car (1970-1999), Best Modern Car (2000-present), Best Motorcycle, and Best in Show. The winners will be the wheels with the most monetary donations collected. This event is open to all makes, models, and years. Click here for the Car Show Flyer.

To register for the car show and cornhole tournament, Click here for tournament flyer, or for more information, please contact Lindsay Rogers or Drew HopeRegistration deadline is 5pm on Monday, November 3, 2015.

11/19 – Pie Sale and Cookbook Event 

The Combined Federal Campaign Holiday Bake Sale, Click here for flyer, will be Thursday,
November 19 between 11:00am and 1:00pm at the IESB Building. Pull out
your favorite recipe and “Make it Possible” with your donation of baked
goods. Drop off baked items on the tables just outside the cafeteria,
November 19th between 8:00 and 10:30 at the IESB Building. If possible,
please include an index card with the name of your item and if it has
special dietary considerations like gluten-free, sugar-free, vegan or
peanuts. Any questions should be sent to Yvette Mardis (4-

Click Here for the 2015 CFC Holiday Cookbook. Yum!