Unit 20 Christmas-Holiday Party December 9, 2014
At the annual Intermediate Unit #20Christmas/Holiday Party we had 16 members from the
Kiwanis Club of Easton along with Bill & Barb Walters'
daughter and grandsons, since their school was cancelled due
to weather and it fit well as daughter Barbara is a school
teacher so she was with the kids. We were pleasantly
surprised by a visit from WFMZ-TV news journalist Will Lewis
and photojournalist Albert Castro. They came to see our
preparation of the event, had lunch with us and stayed for
the whole party. It allowed them plenty of time to "see what
it is all about" and we had a full 2 minute segment on the 5
o'clock news later in the day. Quoting an email from Will
Lewis "I am glad that we were able to give more time to the
story this year. I must say seeing the faces of children
smile is priceless and listening to how much you care about
your charitable work meant a lot as well. My
photojournalist...and I admitted that we even got choked up
during Santa visiting with the children."
We started off the party with magician Tom Yurasits who had
some great "volunteers" including a young boy who placed his
wrist in a special guillotine expecting that he was going to
lose his hand and the look on his face when he didn't:
priceless. Like all good magicians he ended up with
"finding" a live rabbit inside a wooden box. We sang songs
and that quickly ended when the "guy in the big red suit"
a.k.a. Santa arrived. Santa visited around the room and then
sat while every child who wanted to visit with him and talk
had their chance. As they left to board their busses to go
back to their schools our members, assisted by 2 young Boy
Scouts, got to hand out the goodie bags.