Message From The Leaders
Every year on Christmas Eve, we make sure all of the presents are in place by family group for easy distribution. We drink Asti Spumante by the fire and listen to holiday music, whereupon I plead to be allowed to open “one” present, while the magnificent aroma of my famous Crown Rib Roast and dressing for Christmas dinner surrounds us. My favorite time of life. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All.
A Family Tradition
I’ll say our family is pretty large. Every year one family member hosts Christmas Breakfast. The tradition used to be whoever had the youngest child would host. That went well for a while until there were no more babies being born LOL. Someone was the host year after year. As you could imagine, that wasn’t fun nor fair to that family member.
We decided to take the pot luck approach. Everyone was in charge of bringing a dish or two. It has been working well so far.
We always have someone dress as Santa which excites the little kids and Santa tells those underlying dirty jokes for the adults. The older kids are Santa’s elfs and they help pass out the gifts.
We sing all our favorite Christmas songs and play games.
The best part is that this one time a year is that we are ALL together!
After all of these 35 yrs. I am still in awe of how far we have come in the journey to end homelessness in our city. Over the past 10+ yrs. as President of FDC, it has been my responsibility to secure Featherfist Inc. owned and operated facilities and housing for the benefit of our participants and staff. Happy Birthday Featherfist and may we all have a Blessed Christmas and a Wonderful New Year.