Monday, December 14, 2009

Another Great Family Event

The Middlesex YMCA was full of Christmas cheer this Saturday as many families took part in our Breakfast with Santa. We had tons of fun making reindeers, Christmas trees, and our wish lists; all while enjoying a healthy continental breakfast. Santa surprised everyone as he arrived early to talk with the kids and watch as they worked on their crafts and letters. "All of a sudden everyone got this feeling that something magical was going to happen," said Melanie Carfora, "then he, Santa, came around the corner." Christmas carols could be heard from the lobby as everyone, inspired by the big guy, broke out into their favorite holiday song, Jingle Bells.

Children and their families then had a chance to meet Santa one on one as he sat in a rocking chair next to his Christmas tree. They gave him their Christmas letter, told him what they wanted for Christmas, and had their picture taken together. As the morning came to an end, Santa asked the YMCA to bring all the letters he collected to Macy's, who will donate $1 for every letter they receive to the Make a Wish Foundation. A generous end to a great event.

If you missed this Family Fun Event, please be sure to check our website, for a listing of our up coming monthly Family Events. YMCA Family Events are a terrific way to share a memorable experience with your family and not break the bank doing it.

We hope that everyone has a fun and safe holiday together with their friends and family!

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