Community Christmas Luncheon brings out a crowd

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[December 04, 2017] 


After the Subaru gift to Meals on Wheels, CAPCIL also held its second annual Community Christmas Luncheon at the Lincoln Banquet Center, which included several fun-filled activities for families.

Following a wonderful Christmas ham dinner, 287 coats and over 65 pairs of hats and gloves for children were given away. Verdeen Ingram said the extra coats left at the end of the event would be given to children at Head Start or to families who come into the agency needing coats.

Children also received holiday themed books as part of a book giveaway.

At a Christmas craft table, kids could decorate snowmen, stockings, Ginger bread men, and Christmas trees with glitter and other accessories.

Christmas themed games included a snowman ball toss, a snowman tower kids could knock down, and a reindeer ring toss.

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Children who sat on Santa's lap could tell him what they want for Christmas and get their picture taken with him.

Leslie Keller, recruitment coordinator for CAPCIL's Head Start program had an information table telling about their many resources.

Sponsors helping making the day possible were St. John United Church of Christ, who donated coats, the Lincoln Kiwanis Club, Lincoln Elks Club #914, the Lincoln Rotary Club, Atlanta Rotary Club, LCHS Culinary Arts Program, and a very generous anonymous donor.

Many families enjoyed the annual event that helps kick off the holiday season.

[Angela Reiners]

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