Bonnie Laurich Head of Gingerbread Program

The Woodlake Women’s Club (WWC) is preparing for its 24th annual Gingerbread Program. WWC teams up with Vass-Lakeview Elementary School to give 50-60 less fortunate children a very merry Christmas. The names of the children are provided by the school and then selected by the entire Woodlake community to purchase needed clothing, books and a few games.

The craft group at Woodlake makes a Christmas stocking for every child. The knitter group makes a warm stocking cap for them.

This year, the Christmas party will be held at Vass-Lakeview Elementary School on Dec. 14 just before their holiday break.

At the party, Principal Dr. Michelle Bennett reads a Christmas book to the children. Then they are greeted by Santa (John Misiaszek), Mrs. Claus (Donna McClary), and  Elf (Beth Mason).

The gingerbread kids have a wonderful afternoon eating home made cookies and playing games with the Woodlake women and the Union Pines Leo’s (Vass Lions Club).

Feature photo: Bonnie Laurich, head of Gingerbread Program.

Courtesy photo/Contributed.

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