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Thomas More students stage early Christmas party for nearby gradeschoolers at Winter Wonderland

By Steve Oldfield
Children, Inc.

Students at Thomas More University shared their holiday spirit with kids from nearby elementary schools.

Students from the Student Government Association turned the Saints Center into a Winter Wonderland, with stations representing Christmas traditions from around the world.

Kids decorated goody bags and then filled them with treats and made some crafts with the help of the college students.

The kids also wrote letters to soldiers stationed around the world and they also got to visit with Santa.

“It’s always fun to see how excited the kids get,” said organizer Haley Jackson, a senior Environmental Studies major.

Jackson thinks she and the other volunteers get as much out of it as the kids.

“I think it is a big stress reliever for our students because we get to interact with little ones,” she said. “It’s just a day when we can focus on something other than school.”

The Winter Wonderland party is a tradition that goes back 14 years at Thomas More.

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