On December 1, 2018 Local 776 sponsored a Christmas for Kids party for children in York County’s WIC (women, infants, and children) program. This annual event is a community services project the Local undertakes in the York area. Each child received a gift and a chance to meet with Santa, along with a bag of treats to take home. After meeting with Santa there were snacks and refreshments available for the kids and their families. Party committee chairman Rob Smiley, a Local 776 Trustee, and 776 TITAN operator Mandy Day worked together through the year to make sure that over 100 children from some of the areas most needy families had a brighter Christmas. This year members of the Teamster Horsemen Chapter 53W played an active role in making sure the party was a success.
Local 776 President Ed Thompson commented, “Helping these kids have a brighter holiday is one way we give back to the community where our members live and work. I would like to thank the members of the committee and the Teamster Horsemen who put a lot of time and effort into making this event happen. I would also like to thank Bimbo Bakery (Stroehmann/ Maier’s), Canteen Foods Corp., and Navistar for their participation this year in helping these kids have brighter holiday.”
Plenty of gifts were ready to be opened!
All smiles in this family!
Santa had his hands full with these guys!
Santa, gifts, and a plate of cookies: doesn't get any better!
Even the "Big Kids" got a chnace to visit with Santa!!
L-R: Makita Lashinsky, Dave Dehart, Chapter Pres. Rob Smiley, Mike "Santa" Lashinsky, "Jumper", Mike Miller, Mike Smiley