Wednesday, December 23, 2009

ANF staff in Kansas hold Christmas Open House

Today our Kansas Office held an open house.  The last open house occurred several years ago.  It was suggested to hold another one this year.  Our employees and volunteers enthusiastically thought that it was a very good idea.

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    The volunteers and employees prepared delicious snacks to serve at the open house which took place today from 11 - 2. 

    The first sight one sees upon entering the office is the beautifully decorated Christmas tree and Nativity scene.  In front of the Nativity scene today were three door prizes.  The guests could enter their names for a later drawing.  Third prize is a beautiful Christmas tree ornament, second prize is a small nativity set and the grand prize is an Infant Jesus statue complete with halo and cushion. 

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    Beyond the nativity set was a very well laid out table with all sorts of delicious treats, all nicely prepared and arranged by Our staff.

    At around noon the rush was on.  Local visitors graced our office with their presence, learning about our apostolate while enjoying the refreshments and warm atmosphere.

    We had visitors from the local dentist's office, the drug store, the post office, city hall and the local coffee shop, as well as many others.  Since school is out for Christmas break, a number of parents brought their school aged children with them. 

    It was a very wonderful occasion and an excellent opportunity to share the anticipated joy of Christmas with our wonderful neighbors, here in the small town of Rossville, Kansas.  There was no hesitation by anyone here in saying, Merry Christmas!

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