Santa is a special guest at Neighbor to Neighbor

December 20, 2018 by

Neighbor to Neighbor’s annual Christmas party wasn’t complete until Santa Claus himself showed up and gave out presents to all of the N2N kids.

Every year the Sisters, staff and volunteers at Neighbor to Neighbor host a Christmas party for all of the women and children who regularly visit. This year’s party began at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, with a special lunch and dessert for all.

The women were able to guess the number of candies in a candy jar to win it. Gloria Berkstrom was the lucky winner.

The kids ate lunch upstairs, but they were anxious to see Santa. As soon as he arrived he was asked, “Who is your favorite reindeer?”

St. Nick laughed and said, “Well I can’t tell you that. They get jealous.”

Every child got a chance to sit on Santa’s lap and received a present wrapped in a fabric bag made by Myrna Shelton, Sister Ramona Medina and Vicki Menard.

One present started to vibrate and make noises as he handed it to Andrew Crosson, 4, of Concordia.

“Wow!” Santa exclaimed. “That even scared Santa!”

“He was a wonderful Santa,” Sister Jean Befort said after Ol’ Saint Nick disappeared in a twinkle.

Neighbor to Neighbor is a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia located at 103 E. Sixth St., Concordia.

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