Dec 12, 2022
The young people kick off the festive season in style!
After two years of public health restrictions we were very excited to welcome our friends and supporters back into the HomeBridge Community this year for our Holiday Coffee House.
This fun and festive event is always a great way to kick off the holiday season. The young people who take part in the Expressions Program of the Arts work diligently for weeks preparing for this event. Out guests were treated to an arts and craft sale that included everything from one-of-a-kind holiday decorations to homemade treats and beautiful musical performances. As always, there was an organization wide completion that our guest had the privilege of voting on as well. This year’s challenge was to create a centerpiece using a glass vase and Orbeez. The young people stepped up to the challenge and created some amazing creations. Only one team was crowned the winner, but everyone did an incredible job and it was a very tight race.
A young woman from the Reigh Allen Centre was the first musical performer singing her favorite Christmas Carol. She was very nervous before stepping up to the mic, but once she opened her mouth everyone in the room stood at attention. She received so much praise and applause that she then returned to the stage later in the evening to sing a few more songs. We heard from many guests special it was to be part of this experience for her as you could see her self-confidence sky rocket with every bit of praise and encouragement she received. The young artists who sold their creations also had a great night as there was very little left in the craft sale area when the event wrapped up. This is such an important event for both our guests, who get to see the positive impact the Expressions program has on the young people, and the young people themselves. At the end of the night, everyone went home with a little more holiday spirit in their hearts.
Thank you to everyone who attended and helped to make this event so special. It was great to be all together again.