This will be our third year sponsoring Homestretch, an orgainization that assist women with children on housing and job training. As the parents are led to classes, we are entrusted to entertain the children. We hire a face painter, balloon twister and Santa, of course. In addition, we color and play games with the children as they wait their turn for Santa, the face painter and the balloon twister. At the end of the evening we settle all of the children down for some book reading. This year, Kelly Stephens and Mary Trapp shared the story telling time with lots of animal sounds to the delight of the Children. At the end of the evening we were as tuckered out as the children were.
A healthy meal was served to parents and children. Each child left with a backpack of much needed school supplies and a Target gift card for a school outfit.