|The serving begins.
While some of the volunteers thought that there were more people in attendance this year than last, others said that colder weather brings out more people. Regardless, this year's event went off as smoothly and successfully as any other! See for yourself in the following photo series; it was a happy time for all!
See related Middletown Insider post, here. And Middletown Press article, here.
|Donations from Gotta Farms.
|A busy room.
|And it begins.
|So much going on!
|And going so smoothly!
|The serving window.
|Another distinguished guest.
|Heidi, a regular volunteer.
|Volunteer Ina Magi.
|Mike Savage, chief dish washer.
|Jennifer spreading Christmas cheer. (Her 10th year doing so.)
|The Von Trapp Family Singers. (Actually, it's the Latronica Family; Seth at the piano, father Dave and sister Meredith with a violin player, who's name I did not get. Jacob makes sure the piano doesn't roll away.)
|Now tell me, does she not look like Mrs. Kringle?
|A bounty of treats.
|All is ready to go.
|Yes, that really is Santa Clause!
|Seth Latronica at piano. Photo by Ina Magi
|Susan from Galway, center. Photo by Ina Magi
|Santa's elves. Photo by Ina Magi
|Guests enjoying a home cooked dinner. Photo by Ina Magi
|An ever-flowing sea of humanity, come to share a meal. Photo by Ina Magi