No Grinch Here!

December 24th morning was the perfect time to celebrate the ‘reason for the season ‘at the Salvation Army Homeless Shelter.  

Marcia Peiffer led singing of 'Joy to the World' and 'O Come All Ye Faithful' of our merry band of friends from across the USA. 

Marcia Peiffer led singing of 'Joy to the World' and 'O Come All Ye Faithful' of our merry band of friends from across the USA. 

Wallly,jr read Matthew's Biblical account of our Savior's birth in Bethlehem and a question and answer time afterward proved the kids did listen and internalize the story.

As the kids did a creative activity drawing their favorite part of the Christmas story, families stepped across the hallway where Santa Claus [aka Wallace Larson,Sr] waited for families to have their photo taken as a remembrance of the event. The youngest to the oldest waited their turn to share their Christmas wish list. 

Frosting gingerbread men and Christmas cookies preceded the pinata.

Frosting gingerbread men and Christmas cookies preceded the pinata.

                                             Chloe Peiffer assisting with cookie decor.

                                             Chloe Peiffer assisting with cookie decor.

From grandmothers to toddlers, the pinata was the favorite and everybody knew the unwritten rules as they shouted instructions to each other if anyone sensed an infringement.

No Grinch here at the Salvation Army on Christmas Eve morning.                        It was a Merry Christmas to all and God Bless everyone.