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YES! The Kid's Christmas Party was Bigger AND Better!!!

The way to make a party for 375 kids and 225 moms look easy, is to plan, plan, plan, and mostly Roxanne did just that!  She has been making dozens of lists since August.  We began purchasing supplies and toys in the summer, because we were shocked at the price increases we faced.

Take a look at some of the photos that lead up to this being the most fun and successful party yet!

Roxanne and I loaded up 600 baggies with animal crackers and Christmas Candy, and then added a toy truck or Barbie type doll to each Christmas gift bag.  Here is the "bucket brigade" bringing down 375 gifts for the kids...

Here's a shot of Rox waiting for the start of the fun...

It takes a lot of ice to keep 145 liters of Coke cold for thirsty kids and moms...

Those hot dogs that you see cooking have all been skinned of their plastic wrap...whew!

Getting ready...Santo blew up 250 balloons...

Families arrive an hour early...

Rox and Nancy chilling out before the balloon goes up!

Finally!  The door goes up to "Santa's Workshop"!


Just to give you a feeling for the crowd...






Giving out 350 gift bags is thirsty work...

Believe it or not, the Bathroom Monitor, is one of the most important jobs of the day!

Here we are shooting the pics and placing the gifts...




Getting these hot dogs out to the crowd is one of the hardest jobs of the day...

Here are some shots of kids posing with gifts...



Brother Rich and wife Nancy were able to see the party for the first time.  We wish to thank them for their help and support...

We would also like to thank Shell, Marsha, Shawn, and Ami for their help.

Ace Photog Robert, who took a lot of the candid shots that will be distributed to the families.

After all is said and done...there is still time to let the good times roll!!!

Here is part of the crew...Papa Noel missed this shot as he was changing into "civies".

We wish to thank all of our friends, relatives, and guests, who contributed so generously again this year.  Without your support, this party would never get off the ground!  These families in our town will have a  better Christmas because of you!

Thanks again, and have a wonderful holiday and a great new Year!


Bob and Roxanne and all the Kids...

Posted on Sun, December 20, 2015 at 03:51PM by Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne | Comments1 Comment | References3 References

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Another super successful party! You guys are amazing. Have a wonderful Christmas and a healthy new year.

Cheers, from San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Peter and Shelagh.

December 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPeter

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