Johnson City Press: Boys and Girls Club celebrates Christmas

Boys and Girls Club celebrates Christmas

Jessica Fuller • Dec 20, 2018 at 9:26 PM

Christmas came early for the Boys and Girls Club on Thursday as Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived in a flurry of presents.

The annual Christmas Celebration rounds out another year for the club, as students, staff, parents, volunteers and community supporters came together for the celebration. After a meal, kids had the option of visiting with Santa and taking home their presents after they left. 

Club President Robin Crumley said that almost 200 kids went home with a present

This year, the club added a backpack with school supplies, a ball from Five Below, a gift for every parent, and handmade toys for preschool siblings to the mix. 

“This community is wonderful, we just couldn’t do it without them,” Crumley said. “The kids get excited, it’s a time to tell the kids that they’re special.

Each child to visit the club got a present — from kids who came to the club once to those who go every day after school. 

“It’s a time to tell the kids that they’re special,” Crumley said. 

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