It's time to deck the halls and pull out the garland! With The Holiday Express come and gone and Adopt A Family in full swing, here at DCFOF we are helping spread the holiday spirit!
The Holiday Express
The Holiday Express was fantastic! We had about 600 people come out throughout the day and hop on the holiday-themed train ride between Elf's Playland and the North Pole. From Christmas tree waffles, to pictures with Santa, to cookie decorating there was fun for the whole family. After being serenaded by Christmas carols ( Thank you Vocal Magic!) families hopped on the DCTA A-train for a fun musical number by Musical Theatre Denton. Upon arrival at Elf's Playland they were greeted with music, a bounce house, delicious coffee and hot cocoa, and fun kids activities!
After a second, and equally exciting musical number, families headed over to the North Pole. Not only was Santa waiting for them, but there was even a real life "reindeer" out front! A delicious brunch, fun activities, music, and a beautiful silent auction was waiting for them inside. It was a blast full of holiday cheer!
Check out this great write up from the Denton Record-Chronicle.
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Adopt A Family
Adopt A Family is in full swing and guess what- we adopted out 700 kids this year! Wow! That is almost double the number of kiddos that we served in this drive last year. We are so humbled and grateful for all of the community members that have come through for our clients this week and brought in their gifts. Our halls are packed with Barbies, Paw Patrol, sweaters, games, and more! The holidays can be a tough time for the people that we serve given the troubles they may have at home. It means so much to all of us to have our community come through for them and bring some joy to their holiday!
We still need volunteers! If you are an active volunteer and want to help out this week with Adopt a Family please email Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.