From the Director’s Desk….
Another Amazing Santa’s Village!
The TTCC has just ‘wrapped up’ its 62nd Santa’s Village with 1,040 visitors over the course of the weekend! Santa’s Village is our gift to the community but in the end it has become the gift that keeps on giving to all of us. We were able to deliver hundreds of pounds of canned good items to Bristol Community Services through the donations received that weekend.
We had over 100 volunteers that gave their time & financial assistance during this busy season. We had 32 elementary students that donated their time to assist Santa as ‘elves’ during the three days of the Village; the local boy scouts help set up & take down the buildings; the TTCC Teen Council dressed up as Rudolph, Frosty & Cadderly Bear to bring added joy to the children; NHS Students helped mark ornaments and wrap gifts for our One Stop Shop; groups of adults prepped crafts at home and others came to set up each night over a two week period prior to the start of the Village; a group of volunteers from J. Jill spent a full day (7:30 am – 4 pm) transforming the main floor and village a few days before we opened; many bakers helped Mrs. Claus with her cookie baking and of course, Santa & Mrs. Claus. We are so lucky to be part of such a magical event and the excitement of that weekend continues year after year.
With another New Year underway the Board & Staff at the TTCC is so very grateful for all that the Newfound Community does for us. This is also the time of year that we reach out for our Annual Fund Giving Campaign requests and the response this year has been overwhelming – 2016 donations were the best yet! Our goal is to make 2017 an even bigger year so don’t hesitate to send a donation at any time J. With the support of all of you we have the good fortune to be a part of the lives of so many youth and adults through our recreation program and feel truly blessed.
The Board & Staff want to express their gratitude to all of you and wish you a very Happy New Year!