Shepherd's Closet Gives Kids a Christmas Banquet
MARION -- Shepherd's Closet in Marion is reaching out to children this Christmas. Organizers hosted a kids banquet inside their consignment shop Saturday afternoon. Roughly 80 to 100 local residents took their children for free pizza and a little fun.
Santa Claus also made an appearance, taking pictures with the kids and passing out candy canes. Each child also got to go home with a gift, a free toy of their choosing.
"I've never had a job I've enjoyed more. And it's because of that, I can see the need on people's faces and can do something about it, and it really feels good," says Director Connie Gerhardt.
This is the first year that Shepard's Closet has hosted the banquet. Gerhardt says they would like to do this again next year.
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