Things are ho-ho-ho’ing along this month at LEAF! In addition to continuing our day-to-day programming, we have some extra-special holiday happenings in the works, too.
Our Super Duper Holiday Food Pantry is Wednesday, December 15 from 3-5p.m.
Location: Lyons Community Church, Main Street and 4th Avenue, Lyons.
This is the biggest Food Pantry day of the year. We’ll have hams and turkeys for our participants, plus lots of “extra” food and supplemental household and personal items. This is the day that the team of volunteers from CEMEX joins in and helps pack, move, load, and carry items for our team and participants.
In addition to the extra-special Super Duper Pantry, Santa Claus and his reindeer will be at LEAF on December 15! We invite everyone in the community to stop by for a photo opportunity with Santa and his sleigh-puller. Many may recall that Santa and the reindeer came last year, and it was a very “merry” experience for everyone.
To top off the festivities at our Super Duper Food Pantry, we’ll have gorgeous Christmas cookies again this year, courtesy of Laura Levy Coldwell Banker, and hot chocolate, courtesy of Calvary Foothills. We are hoping for Christmas carolers from Lyons Middle Senior High School, too.
Again, we offer all of these festivities for the whole community to enjoy. Please bring your kids, consider a neighbor who may not have the opportunity to get out and enjoy the season, or just bring yourself, and come to enjoy the afternoon at LEAF.
Important: The Food Pantry will be closed December 22 and December 29. We’ll see everyone next year!
Wednesday, December 15 is also a big day for our Holiday Giving Tree, because it’s the deadline for gift tree shoppers to drop their gifts off at Pizza Bar 66. With well over 100 gifts requested this year, the Holiday Giving Tree is our chance to ensure everyone in our community receives a holiday gift.
EDITOR’S NOTES: When asked to “fill in” or clarify the Super Duper Day “flier” information, Lory Barton, director, adds: “Participants and the community are invited to visit Santa and the reindeer, enjoy the carolers, eat a cookie and sip hot chocolate. Participants will come to the Pantry inside, plus can enjoy the extras outside. We want the community to come for the extras outside, to get a glimpse of what we’re doing and enjoy the festivities we have planned for outside.”
We would like to suggest to people that they consider adding a small gift item, if they are giving Gift Certificates. For many of these people, (especially the seniors) this will be the only gift they get for Christmas. Even some chocolate, a small Christmas decoration, a festive scarf or socks would be a delight! thank you.