Another Successful Elve’s Club Christmas Party

Staff Writer: Claudia Miklosik

Every year, Woodstock’s Elves’ Club manages to coordinate a Christmas party for local children. This year’s, held on December 16, 2016, went just as expected, making the holidays extra special for more than 25 children The children came from the surrounding feeder elementary schools: Woodstock, Carmel, and Sixes Elementary.

While the party was a huge hit equipped with Santa, abundant presents, music, and games, it took a lot of hard work to make it happen. Teacher sponsor Mr. Oglesby delegated and planned much of the party. Ms. Smith supplied the organizational skills and a sharp eye for detail. Señora Carvajal and Mrs. Correll got creative in making the library look beautiful with decorations. Mr.Sailers of the social studies department even outfitted himself in a red suit and white beard to fulfill the part of Santa Clause.

It was heart-warming to see teachers and staff work together to pull together the party. However, one must not forget the students that made it all happen, too! The members of Elve’s club have dedication that is insurmountable. They came in early to set up and stayed late to clean up. Contrary to what one may think, the club worked all year round to raise money for the annual Christmas party. Want to know a little secret? They are even planning a small surprise for teachers in the upcoming months. This is one club that seems to do everything and more.

Hardworking teachers and Elve’s Club members aside, Elve’s Club sponsor Mr. Oglesby would like to thank you, the entire Woodstock community, as well. “We wouldn’t be able to provide as much as we did if it wasn’t for everyone who donated to Pennies for Presents. We were even able to give a total of six bikes as presents because of gracious donations,” he said. Your loose change really made a difference! $2000 was raised, with Mrs. Cameron’s and Mr. Epperson’s first period classes tying for first place and receiving the breakfast prize.

Thank you to the Woodstock family for supporting the good that others do, and thank you to Elve’s Club for being the good!

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Kids enjoyed arts and crafts they could take home.

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