Don’t worry, the Grinch didn’t steal our Christmas! How the Grinch Stole Christmas was simply this year’s winter reunion theme, and the Grinch was played by none other than Project president, Glen Barcus! You may have also seen Cindy Lou Who (Cate Nelson and Rhonda Huseby), the Mayor of Whoville (Dave Evans), and Max (Zach Miller) running around Fairmont Hot Springs during this event.
This year’s reunion showcased a very relaxed, fun, and playful atmosphere. Participating families were excited about the return of our delicious hot chocolate bar, and also enjoyed many other Grinch-themed snacks and goodies! Of course, Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their trusty elf stopped by for a quick visit before returning to the North Pole!
Tommy Comer was at it again this year, and hand crafted our very own Grinch Sleigh using parts of blown up Maytag washers and other innovative materials! The sleigh provided a great back drop for photos, and was a huge hit among our wish kids and their families!
Wish Kid, Melina, kicked off dinner by singing the National Anthem beautifully before we all enjoyed the delicious meal together.
The Powell County High School chapter of FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America), lead by Kacie Perkins, created lovely gift boxes. These were filled with Grinch popcorn, mints, an ornament, cookies, and a gift card then placed in every family’s room before they arrived.
A special thank you to Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their elf, Albertson’s, Powell County High School’s chapter of FCCLA, Amy Peterson of Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, JC Denton of DA Imaging for the wonderful photos, and Tommy the Sleigh Builder.
Thank you to all of our volunteers who continue to make these reunions special for all of us!
Your time and talents are greatly appreciated!