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Penokee families enjoy fun Christmas celebration

PENOKEE – Thirty area families got to enjoy games and activities together at Goddard Place’s Christmas Blessings event.

The annual gathering was modified because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but families still enjoyed fun holiday activities and received gifts, as well as $100 utility payments and $20 grocery vouchers.  Children played “Pin the Tail on the Reindeer” and wrapped their parents up like snowmen. They told Santa their Christmas wishes via Zoom.

After a marshmallow “snowball” fight, the families took home a basket containing turkey and homemade noodles and homemade bread for a special Christmas dinner.

Grant funding helped underwrite the cost of the event.