Families meet Santa, eat treats and listen to holiday stories

By Samie Gebers

Last update: Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Santa came down to NorthPark Community Church to pose for pictures and ask children what they wanted for Christmas on Sunday.

Attendees of the annual Cookies with Santa event also got the opportunity to eat treats, work on crafts with their family and listen to Pastor Robert Cavin read a children’s book of Christmas Bible stories.

“I loved (the reading) and the pastor was great,” Kari Altman said as she watched her children listen to the stories. “The kids are really involved.”

Pastor Robert Cavin reads Christmas Bible stories to children at the NorthPark Community Church on Sunday. Samie Gebers/ The Signal
Pastor Robert Cavin reads Christmas Bible stories to children at the NorthPark Community Church on Sunday. Samie Gebers/ The Signal

Altman’s children both asked Santa Claus for a remote control car to race while a photographer snapped a picture.

“The photos were gorgeous,” said Altman. “They turned out great.”

Karina Bunn’s daughter goes to the church’s preschool and her child was thrilled to hear that Santa would be visiting.

Alexa Brzozowski, 5, reaches for Santa's Cookies at Northpark Community Church on Sunday. Samie Gebers/ The Signal
Alexa Brzozowski, 5, reaches for Santa’s Cookies at NorthPark Community Church on Sunday. Samie Gebers/ The Signal

“My daughter was excited to meet Santa,” said Bunn. “She was talking about it all week.”

The annual, free event was put together by a few volunteer mothers from the church.

“We geared the event for the community,” Kristin Sullivan said, one of the moms who coordinated the event.

“We love living here,” said Altman. “It’s such a tight-knit community.”

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Families meet Santa, eat treats and listen to holiday stories

Kristiana Bunn sits on Santa's lap and tells him what she wants for Christmas at the NorthPark Community Church on Sunday. Samie Gebers/ The Signal

Santa came down to NorthPark Community Church to pose for pictures and ask children what they wanted for Christmas on Sunday.

Attendees of the annual Cookies with Santa event also got the opportunity to eat treats, work on crafts with their family and listen to Pastor Robert Cavin read a children’s book of Christmas Bible stories.

“I loved (the reading) and the pastor was great,” Kari Altman said as she watched her children listen to the stories. “The kids are really involved.”

Pastor Robert Cavin reads Christmas Bible stories to children at the NorthPark Community Church on Sunday. Samie Gebers/ The Signal
Pastor Robert Cavin reads Christmas Bible stories to children at the NorthPark Community Church on Sunday. Samie Gebers/ The Signal

Altman’s children both asked Santa Claus for a remote control car to race while a photographer snapped a picture.

“The photos were gorgeous,” said Altman. “They turned out great.”

Karina Bunn’s daughter goes to the church’s preschool and her child was thrilled to hear that Santa would be visiting.

Alexa Brzozowski, 5, reaches for Santa's Cookies at Northpark Community Church on Sunday. Samie Gebers/ The Signal
Alexa Brzozowski, 5, reaches for Santa’s Cookies at NorthPark Community Church on Sunday. Samie Gebers/ The Signal

“My daughter was excited to meet Santa,” said Bunn. “She was talking about it all week.”

The annual, free event was put together by a few volunteer mothers from the church.

“We geared the event for the community,” Kristin Sullivan said, one of the moms who coordinated the event.

“We love living here,” said Altman. “It’s such a tight-knit community.”

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Samie Gebers

Samie Gebers

Samie Gebers is currently studying broadcast journalism at College of the Canyons. She reports on the weekends as well as produces video content during the week.

Samie Gebers

Samie Gebers

Samie Gebers is currently studying broadcast journalism at College of the Canyons. She reports on the weekends as well as produces video content during the week.