Thursday afternoon more than two dozen children who lost their homes and all of their possessions due to flooding from Hurricane Florence received a Christmas surprise at the New Home Baptist Church outside of Vass.
Santa and Mrs Clause along with Earl and Sharon Wright with Project Santa, the volunteers with Moore Helping Neighbors and church members hosted a Christmas party for the children and teens that began at 5:00 pm when Santa made his entrance.
Those gathered enjoyed fresh Papa John’s pizza along with snacks and beverages while the children and even a few adults took turns sitting on Santa’s lap talking to him and Mrs Clause.
After everyone had finished eating the children lined up to receive a brand new bike from Project Santa which had brought 30 bicycles for the event.
After each child received their new bike, the children than all lined back up to begin choosing from the large number of toys and games that were at the party, with each child making multiple trips through the line to get more toys. These gifts were made possible by a Toy Drive held by the Beaver Creek Baptist Ministries from Cameron.
All of the children’s faces were filled with excitement as they looked at the new bikes and new toys they had all just received making the afternoon a great success for everyone involved.