December 8th – Children’s Christmas Party

Smiles abounded at our Children’s Christmas Party on Saturday, December 8.  Take a look at the pictures below!

Many families began the day enjoying a full holiday dinner of ham, potatoes au gratin, green beans, baked apples, roll and a brownie dessert. Volunteers from the Montgomery County Regional S.W.A.T. team and friends served in the dining room. Singing was heard throughout the building as the a’cappella choir Fusion from Kettering Fairmont HS performed. Pastor David Faille of Patterson Park Church shared the Christmas Story over three sessions.  Games, face painting, cookie decorating, card and ornament making, shopping in Santa’s Secret Shoppe, and a visit to Santa were included in the day’s events. While visiting Santa, each child received a gift and a polaroid family photo.  Thirty bicycles were also given away at the conclusion of the party.

Out of 435 guests, 271 children were able to take part in the activities.  The 120 volunteers which were needed to make the day a success, came largely from several area churches and the Life Enrichment Center.

Gifts were provided by the congregation of Patterson Park Church, clients of Curves – Centerville, and The Job Center employees.  Additional support for the party was provided by CareSource and Academy Health Services, Inc.

THANK YOU ALL for making the day special  for so many children!!

 

  • Checking in Checking in
  • Checking in guests Checking in guests
  • The Dining Service Volunteer The Dining Service Volunteer Montgomery County Regional SWAT team
  • The Kitchen Volunteers The Kitchen Volunteers
  • Ready for party fun Ready for party fun
  • A festive family A festive family
  • Reindeer Games with Judi Reindeer Games with Judi
  • Faces being painted Faces being painted
  • Beautiful faces Beautiful faces
  • Making Ornaments Making Ornaments
  • Cookie Decorating Cookie Decorating
  • Kettering Fairmont HS Choir, Fusion Kettering Fairmont HS Choir, Fusion
  • Kettering Fairmont HS Choir, Fusion Kettering Fairmont HS Choir, Fusion
  • A Holiday Lunch A Holiday Lunch
  • A Holiday Lunch A Holiday Lunch
  • A Holiday Lunch A Holiday Lunch
  • All gone! All gone!
  • Santa's Secret Shop Santa's Secret Shop
  • Wrapping gifts from Santa's Secret Shop Wrapping gifts from Santa's Secret Shop
  • Cookie Decorating Cookie Decorating
  • Cookie Decorating Cookie Decorating
  • Cookie Decorating Cookie Decorating
  • Beautiful faces Beautiful faces
  • The clean-up crew The clean-up crew
  • Visiting Santa Visiting Santa
  • Family pictures with the Mr. and Mrs. Claus Family pictures with the Mr. and Mrs. Claus
  • Beautiful faces Beautiful faces
  • Hearing the Christmas Story Hearing the Christmas Story
  • Hearing the Christmas Story Hearing the Christmas Story
  • Singing Carols Singing Carols
  • Handing our tickets for the Bike Give-away Handing our tickets for the Bike Give-away
  • The bicycle winners! The bicycle winners!
  • Making Christmas Cards Making Christmas Cards
  • The Face Painting team The Face Painting team
  • Beautiful faces Beautiful faces
  • Beautiful faces Beautiful faces
  • Reindeer Games with Joanna Reindeer Games with Joanna
  • Making Ornaments Making Ornaments
  • Lacy ready for the Bike winners Lacy ready for the Bike winners
  • Bikes ready to roll Bikes ready to roll
  • A new bike! A new bike!
  • A new bike! A new bike!
  • A new bike! A new bike!

Categories News & Events, Updates | Tags: | Posted on December 17, 2012

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