The Christmas tree and the hall were decorated on Friday by the Beachcombers Garden club. We had 73 children come to meet our wonderful Santa Ron Gray -- he is so patient with them! Our members brought wonderful snacks, including healthy ones. We had eight energetic elves from the Grapeview School, directed by Katie Alvers, as helpers serving cookies and hot cocoa. Thanks also to our great musicians, Jan Hillesland, Phil Stewart and Terry Biggs and to the 18 children from Grapeview School who came to sing directed by Laurie Shannin. What a great start to the Holiday season!
The Giving Tree was decorated with 22 tags representing 4 children in 3 families from Grapeview. If you miss out, there is a donations box sitting next to the Christmas tree at the Fire Hall. The money collected will be used to provide Christmas dinner for those 3 families. The deadline for depositing gifts and donating money is Dec 17. Please be generous in helping your neighbors! There is a dire need! Thank you!
Michele Hecht, Chair GCA Outreach Committee
A special thank you to Michele Hecht and her "Santa Helpers" for making this years event another great success.