A Winterfest celebration was recently held at the First United Methodist Church of Dunkirk. The event was sponsored by the Washington Park Action Restoration Committee (PARC) along with Chautauqua Opportunities Youth Corps. The festivities were attended by area children and their parents.
Santa was present to hand out gifts of books to all the children who visited him. A full turkey dinner with side dishes was served and enjoyed by all. Craft tables, cookie decorating and a candy cane hunt entertained the children, followed by carol singing in the church sanctuary.
Help was also provided by students from the Dunkirk High School Century 21 club and Dedicated Dads of the National Fatherhood Initiative.
From left: Denali Locket, Aalaya Morales, Santa and his helper Riley Heeden.