Cornwall celebrates at holiday Rec party
Santa’s helpers save a large present as the Grinch attempts to steal Christmas during the Cornwall Parks and Recreation Holiday Event on Friday, Dec. 9. Photo by Riley Klein

Cornwall celebrates at holiday Rec party

CORNWALL — Try as he might, the Grinch was unable to steal Christmas this year thanks to the heroic efforts of Santa and some very helpful children.

The children certainly earned their spot on the Nice List for saving the presents during the Parks and Recreation Holiday Event at Cornwall Consolidated School on Friday, Dec. 9.

“My helpers pulled it off!” exclaimed a relieved Santa. “What a good job.”

The event doubled as a fundraiser for the 8th grade class trip to Boston. A five dollar donation bought access to the pasta dinner and a silent auction, which featured holiday gift baskets and locally sourced products.

Hot chocolate with marshmallows and all the fixings was available to holiday revelers while they took part in games and activities arranged for the party.

Eighth graders channeled their inner elf as they assisted in the creation holiday crafts such as handmade ornaments, custom cookies and candy-cane reindeer.

Parks and Recreation Director Jen Markow said the holiday event provided a good opportunity to partner up with the school and raise money for the upcoming class trip.

“Go big or go home,” said Markow.

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