Milford High School students hosted children from Morris Early Childhood Center, The Greater Milford Boys and Girls Club and The Learning Center on Thursday, December 21 during their 19th annual Santa’s Workshop Program. The children had a chance to visit Santa’s workshop, play games with Mrs. Claus and even tell Santa himself what they wanted for Christmas. The children were escorted by elves that helped to paint faces, read books and interact with characters such as Clifford the Red Dog.
This was an opportunity for members of service clubs and career technical education students to give the students of Morris, Boys & Girls Club and The Learning Center the chance to experience seasonal activities. The high school students used the skills they have learned in class from designing the backgrounds, building toys and mentoring children.
Organizer Molly Chorman states that Santa’s Workshop provides Milford High School students the opportunity to connect and positively impact younger Milfordians. “It’s about giving back and creating full circle moments,” said Chorman. “Today’s high school students went through Santa’s Workshop years ago as a guest; today, they lead the program and kept the spirit alive.”
The Milford High School has been putting on this production for years and has brought a smile to so many faces. Over 200 high school students and 22 teaches participated in the Santa’s Workshop Program this year, committing their time and talents to ensure that every child had a holiday experience. Hundreds of children from the Milford area enjoyed a great experience while looking up to the older students.
Chorman hopes MHS students take away the small town feeling of love and support. “We want the community to know that we care,” she said. “Santa’s Workshop represents small town love where hometown roots are strengthened.”
Each student went home with homemade cookies, books, wooden toys and some advice from Santa to always be good boys and girls. Chorman also hopes the elementary students feel the love of ‘buc pride’. “Thank you, Milford, for the opportunity to serve our youth once again. It was our pleasure.”
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