Christmas Preparations At Saint Martin’s House

Moms at Saint Martin’s House are busy getting ready for Christmas. Christmas elves are in several rooms, reminding children that Santa is watching, and staff members have even made a cell phone call or two to let Santa know when one of the children has been especially good.

As part of the on-going series of cooking challenges, three moms participated in the cookie exchange.  Staff members got to taste test the peanut butter, chocolate chip with nuts, and snickerdoodle cookies presented at the exchange. Although Krystal felt her snickerdoodles were not a great success, her from scratch effort provided the opportunity to talk about cookie baking pitfalls. Everyone shared their favorite cookie memories and the three bakers clearly enjoyed tasting their cookies.

Gifts for moms and children have come from many different sources this year. Kent County friends of Cherrie and Bob Baker brought gifts for the children to a preChristmas brunch, Queen Anne’s County master gardeners added significantly to Santa’s conference room storage with gifts for moms and kids. The teachers from Caroline County who each month present the Read for Shore program bring  stories, children’s activities and gifts.

Each family has a unique table top tree donated by various departments in the Caroline County Board of Education, including a most creative tree from the Finance Office decorated with origami ornaments made from dollars.  These lovely ornaments will be unfolded as needed to help make sure that all have a Merry Christmas.

Many thanks to all who are helping to make Christmas at Saint Martin’s House a joyous time.

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