Santa Visits Little Brothers Little Sisters

6 years 4 months 2 weeks ago December 08, 2010 Dec 8, 2010 Wednesday, December 08 2010 Wednesday, December 08, 2010 8:18:30 AM CST in News
COLUMBIA - Over 60 children got a surprise visit this morning. Santa Stopped by Derby Ridge Elementary to spread some holiday cheer to the Little Brothers and Little Sisters of Columbia. The children had breakfast, made gingerbread houses and even got to talk to the man in red.

The Mizzou Branch of the Forester's Club sponsored the event. They also provided gifts for each child. Children under five got to open presents and older children received gift cards. An event organizer said reaching out to the community can teach life lessons.

"It's a chance for them to come out and have some fun and maybe later on in life they'll remember that this was done for them and it will stick with them and they'll reciprocate it in the end," Forester's president Candice Field said.

This is the 10th year for the event and the second year Foresters has teamed up with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Foresters spent over $2,000 to provide food and gifts for the children.



  

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