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2013 Kid's Christmas Party is getting closer!

We started the tradition (We guess that 6 years running could be the start of a tradition) of having a Kid's Christmas Party at our place, because we were told that many of the more impoverished children in our village received nothing more at Christmas than a piece of fruit or a some candy.

The party is so popular that we now print tickets, that are distributed by Agripina.  

This year, we will be giving a gift bag, a visit to Papa Noel, (Santa Claus), and a 5" by 7" photo of each child with Santa.  The gift bag contains a truck or doll, lots of Christmas candy, animal crackers,  and some school supplies if possible.  We also serve up hot dogs, lots of Coca Cola, and chips to each person attending.  We have found that many of the families treasure the photo with Santa, because that photo of that child might be the only one they have for that whole year.

We were in Cuenca last week to purchase all the dolls and trucks to be given away for this year's party.

Take a look...

There are three more filled carts behind Rox...

I took this as I was getting ready to check out...

Here are some shots from the last few years...just to get you in the mood!

Rox sets up the gift bags in the garage and feeds them to Papa Noel depending on boy or girl and age...

We have help from local moms and dads...and we hire about a dozen of our past workers to act as waiters, move furniture, and help with the clean up...

The  crowd usually ends up being around 350 kids and about 150 parents...

Just the candy loads down the SUV...

Here are the 500 photos that we gave out last year...

The girls lose no time "playing dolls"..

and the boys "playing trucks"...

But, it's these happy faces that makes the whole party come alive!

We have been able to put on this really fun party for these kids mainly due to the help that we have received from a lot of you folks reading this blog.

So...here's the pitch...We are hoping that a bunch of you will send a few bucks along to help us defray our costs.  

To make it easy, all you have to do is send a few bucks to our PayPal account, which is:


Thanks in advance for helping bring more smiles to all of these kids!

Note:  you can contribute, even if your don't have a PayPal account.  Just drop us a note, and we will send you a "Money Request", which makes it  very easy...


Posted on Wed, October 16, 2013 at 10:10AM by Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne | CommentsPost a Comment

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