The event started at 10, but families started lining up outside at 6 AM. WOW!
As they came in to register, they were given a card to have checked off at vendors. After so many visits, they could then go in and get gifts for the kids.
It was cold but it was a lot of fun. We made new friends and wore ourselves out. :)
Like the similar post for the Thanksgiving Banquet, I'll just let the pictures do most of the talking. I'll caption a few.
|The line started at 6 am and went all the way down the block and wrapped around.|
|Kat outside the gate before we approached the line.|
|A couple of girls waiting in line.|
|I think they said that they were cousins.|
|The entrance to the party. Register and have fun!|
|Inside the empty library where the gifts were being handed out.|
|Kat standing next to one of the giant boxes of stuffed animals.|
|A Christian rap group|
|I love this picture Kat took.|
|Christian Motorcycle Association. They handed out drinks and nearly 1700 rolls of toilet paper/toothbrush packages.|
|I love God playing the floot. Also, look at the picture to the right.|
|Trent and Erik placing decorated garbage cans around the grounds.|
|The hot dog assembly line!|
|I made Kat stand next to the buns. There were a LOT of buns!|
|Picking out new shoes!|
|We found the cutest little puppy in someone's jacket pocket.|
|Volunteers raising their hands that they're available to help the next family.|
|A cute little dude with his new shoes.|
|I am so proud of Trent for helping organize donated shoes.|
|This little girl was from the Thanksgiving Banquet. Kat recognized her right away.|
|Rocking her baby to some Christmas tunes.|
|Kat taking her job very seriously.|
|There was this darling group of children singing carols on the stage.|
|Trent taking a break and eating a hot dog. We don't know why there was a single shoe next to him on the ground.|
|I took a picture of Kat taking pictures.|
|There's that puppy again!|
Thanks so much for visiting!