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Happy Kids and Moms make our day perfect!

On Dec 21st, we held our 9th annual Kid's Christmas Party, for 360 kids and about 250 moms.  We served 600 hot dogs with potato chips and Cola, in just over 2 hours.  The kids were thrilled to visit Papa Noel, and receive a doll or car or truck, with a full baggie of animal crackers and Christmas Candy.

I took 400 photos of the children receiving their gift bag from Papa Noel, and had them developed into a 5" by 7" matte finish photograph.  These hard copy photos are often the only photo of a child that each family receives during the whole year.

It takes Roxanne about 4 months of planning to make the party look easy and come off without a hitch...

Rox and I,  and our Ace Photog Janet,  took many more photos of the fun times.  The following pics will give you a feeling for all the fun we all had...

Here are Tim and Janet helping us fill 500 baggies with animal crackers and Christmas candy.  It's fun, 'cause you get to eat a lot of broken ones...

This is a shot of just some of the baggies...

Here's Roxanne posing with a bunch of the gift bags that she will passing on to Papa Noel...

Lots of fun just setting up the party...

These 600 hot dogs all come with plastic wrappers.  The ladies boil them lightly to peel each one free...

A shot of the rows of seats and tables before we open the doors...

Here's the crowd that fills the seats, and more!!!

Here we are taking shots and planning next group of gifts...

Again this year, Alfredo, Agripina's son, was the perfect Papa Noel...

Janet took some shots of the kids enjoying their new toys and dolls...take a look...

Bill and Pedro were a great team...

Waiting somewhat patiently for their turn with Papa Noel...

One or two of the 600 hot dogs we served up...

Jean, our guest from Canada, put in a hard day's work delivering hot dogs...

Gringo helpers,  who worked tirelessly...from left, Shawn, Bill, Roxanne, Coquita, Bob, Tim and Janet...

Plenty of smiles from Pedro today...

If you were wearing a "Santa Hat" today, you were working hard to keep up...

Everyone worked hard to ensure that the party came off without a hitch, and it exceeded our expectations!!!

This party could not happen without the generous support of our family and friends, so to all of you, we say..."Take a bow!"

Posted on Mon, December 26, 2016 at 01:45PM by Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne | Comments2 Comments

Reader Comments (2)

You guys are amazing, happy holidays to you both. We are with our two kids so it is wonderful, last year we spent xmas away in the highlands of Mexico for three months and I really missed xmas. We must all try to do things to help the other around us. Take care and sunset pictures are always welcome.
Cheers Shelagh and Peter too!

December 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShelagh

Job well done as always Bob and Rox! You guys are the ones that need to take a bow. Those smiles are the best Christmas gifts!

Sharman and John

December 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSharman Crockett

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