Holiday Spirit for one and ALL

On Friday, December 11th, the Rowan Rec Center hosted a holiday event for children in the HomeFront organization. HomeFront is an non-profit agency serving the poor and homeless in Princeton, Lawrenceville, Ewing, and Trenton. 23 children attended the event, ranging from ages 5-16. The children, along with their leader, Chris, arrived on a bus, full of anticipation. Several activities were set up for the kids, including basketball, swimming, cookie decorating, dancing, ornament making, and pin the nose on Rudolph. Towards the end, Santa made a surprise appearance, allowing each child to sit on his lap as he gave them a small toy. The children were then given their own Christmas gifts. For the volunteers, the looks on the kids’ faces and the sense of holiday spirit filling the room was what made the event worthwhile.

Below is a photo slideshow and sound clips from the event. For privacy reasons, the kids’ names have not been included.

HomeFront Event, December 11, 2009

To hear sound clips, click on the link or copy and paste it into your browser.

Audio Clip 1, Volunteer, Vikki Artache”

Audio Clip 2, Volunteer, Jessica Fahy”

Audio Clip 3, Child”

Audio Clip 4, Child”

Audio Clip 5, Child”

Audio Clip 6, Child”

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