The Spirit of Giving and Receiving


Over 80 children participated in this year’s Christmas Party at SouthWest Mission on Saturday Dec. 2nd. In the spirit of Christmas giving and receiving, children participated in cookie decorating and caroling, made tree decorations, and helped prepare Christmas cards for seniors in our community residences. Each child received a stocking to stuff with a selection of stocking stuffers donated by many sources including Allion Elementary School and Children’s World Academy (Mrs. Civico’s class) and of course Santa Claus himself. Thank you to Head Elf Dorothy and her team: You did an outstanding job in organizing this free community event. Thank- you to Mike LaCroix of LaCroix Music Studio leading caroling with Rev. David and teaching simple piano skills to the children, face painter April-Anna and many others who donated their time, energy and monies to make this annual event a success.