Many Elves Make Local Event Successful!

The gift wrapping table at the annual Children’s Christmas Bazaar held during Winterfest 2014 at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. Photo by TK Thompson
 
The annual event drew 160 children. Photo by TK Thompson
 
By BETH PATTILO and CATHY WALTERS
Children’s Christmas Bazaar Co-chairs

It takes many “elves” to make our community event a huge success! Thank you to everyone who played an “elf” role this year for the Children’s Christmas Bazaar at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.

There were 77 elves who setup, cleaned up, wrapped gifts, greeted and helped children shop, baked treats and served coffee. The event was attended by 160 children and it is hoped that the joy they receive in giving their gifts will continue with them throughout the year. Allowing children the opportunity to make decisions on their purchases in this environment is the gift of empowerment.

The proceeds from this year’s event will be used to support health clinics in third world countries through Episcopal Relief and Development and for scholarships for TOTH’s youth choir to attend a summer choir program in Wilkes Barre, Penn.

Thank you to the community for the donations that make this event possible. It is truly the ultimate in recycling and re-gifting!

Merry Christmas to all!

 

Gifts selected by 160 children were wrapped during the annual event. Photo by TK Thompson
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