On December 6th Clermont had their Christmas parade and Santa came to town. It was a hot, sunny day, glad I wasn't in a red suuit or marching in the parade.
December 13 was Miracle on 7th Street, which is the address of the First UMC of Clermont where we attend while we are here in the winter.
Toys are donated so families in need can come and shop for gifts that Saturday. Larry and I were some of Santa's elves helping the parent get gifts for their children.
We were glad Keith and Marie came and helped in the fun and enjoyment of the day. They helped keep the tables well stocked.
The parents were able to get at least one toy, a book, a stuffed animal, and a stocking stuffer for each child on their list. A 365 Bible Stories book was given to each family. Families signed up for a time to come this year so there wasn't a long line to wait in. 300 families were signed up, and there was plenty for all.
Sunday evening was the church cantata. We attended a buffet dinner they offered before the performances. It was a very nice affair.
Pastor Doug narrated the cantata.
It was a beautiful cantata by the choir and orchestra.
We all joined in to sing a few carols. On a sad note we heard this was the last cantata Bill will direct for he is leaving. He will certainly be missed.
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