Holiday Cheer Had at Carver Center Party

V. Parker
From Director of Character Education Kate Parker-Burgard:

Adorned with lots of decorations, the Carver Center gym was a lively place on last Friday night as its Holiday Party got under way. St. Luke’s junior class was ready with refreshments, games, prizes, crafts and face paint as a couple hundred children and their parents from the community filed in for the party. This annual tradition set the tone for the season as the two communities—St. Luke’s and Carver—came together to celebrate the holidays. Everyone had a blast dancing, eating, creating and playing together.

Kendall Boege, who led the face painting, said that they were asked to paint everything from hedgehogs to reindeer on kids faces. “Everyone wanted Rudolph faces,” she said. Matthew Crispi commented, “it was really amazing to see how appreciative the kids were.” Katherine Pellegrino, who helped coordinate the party said “it was really cute seeing the kids with Santa.” Nolan O’Brien played the role of Santa and often had a line of children waiting to sit on his lap. Some children even made cards which they gave to him. Nolan summed it up when he said, “seeing the joy in the kids faces made me remember this is a magical and joyful time of year.”


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