In early December, volunteers, both experienced and new, met to go over project details at Maple Leaf Lutheran Church. Snacks provided by MC2 board member Karen Artz were very helpful in getting everyone in the holiday spirit. Project Director Chris T. set the stage for volunteers, giving a brief history and how all the pieces fit together. The distribution volunteer group met to prep crafts that will be made available to children who come with their parents for pick up day at the Lake City Community Center. The bagging group also met to strategize on the often challenging part of the project. Storekeeper and post-project tear down group are the happiest bunch, as they prepare, it usually means our ‘elf and reindeer’ days are almost over. Many ‘thanks’ to all for another successful year in building community support for those in need.