The Oakville and Hamilton families, participants and friends gathered together at the Oakville location to celebrate the holiday season. Our annual Jingle Mingle is always a night to remember, and this year was no different!
This year we were generously hosted by the Church of the Epiphany (home of the Oakville program). The church and many of their volunteers went above and beyond to create a very special event for us.
The evening began with a delicious home cooked dinner with all the fixings – turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, carrots, corn, gravy. We certainly didn’t go home hungry! And what a blessing it was to be able to share a meal with friends and reminisce about the past year together.
Participants and staff from both programs joined together to perform a concert of holiday songs. The performance included sign language and singing to Jingle Bells, as well as sing-alongs to Feliz Navidad and Santa Claus is Coming to Town. The performances were beautifully accompanied by the church’s pianist and the singing talents of all of our guests.
The night would not have been complete without a visit from Santa and his reindeer! This year to our surprise, Santa was led in by 4 tiny reindeer. The Greyhound Lovers of Hamilton Wentworth (GLOHW) brought their greyhound dogs, dressed as reindeer to greet us and pose for pictures. Santa brought participants a small treat, an ornament and a new Adults in Motion t-shirt.
As tradition holds, we held our cookie exchange which left us all a delicious plate of treats to take home at the end of the night. The perfect ending, to a perfect evening of gathering, laughter and happiness. Again a big thank you to our hosts, The Church of the Epiphany for putting this night together with us. Happy holidays from all of us at Adults in Motion!