Subzero temperatures didn’t deter parents and their young ones from paying a visit to Santa at the New Horizons Care Center at the Children’s Creative Christmas event held at the Center on Saturday. The center hosts the family-oriented Christmas event each year, bringing the patter of little feet and holiday joy to residents who enjoy interacting with the children during the event.
Santa was on hand to hear the wishes of all who attended. Craft activities were available for those who were interested in expressing their creative side. Cookies and other refreshments were enjoyed by the little guests, who also visited with elders and others attending the event.
Event coordinator Emily Hart, who is also Activities Coordinator for the Center, said attendance was down slightly from previous years. She said she thought it was most likely due to the extreme weather conditions.
“It’s so cold outside,” said Hart. “We weren’t sure if that would make more people come, since it’s an indoor activity, or if it would make people stay home. Looks like some chose to stay home.”
By Patti Carpenter