Tons of homemade cookies going into Christmas gift bags.
I imagine a few broken cookies were consumed on the spot. :)
Packaging up tasty gorp-to-go.
The tree ornament-making table, a reindeer favorite.
Christmas Gift bags almost ready to go - bags for men, women and kids.
Our guests arriving for coffee and pre-dinner snacks.
Meanwhile, back in the kitchen: busy elves.
Before potatoes can be mashed, ya have to heat them up.
Master youthful mashers at work.
That none may be lost.
Two of our several baked hams, skillfully carved.
The volunteers gathering in the dining room for the Blessing, led by Joe.
Plenty of guests still to arrive - we ended up at about 80.
Under Diane's careful eye, our food serving assembly line: ham, green-bean casserole and mashed potatoes. .. Be careful not to drool on your keyboard!
The casseroles were prepared in advance by many members of St Mike's - then heated up in the oven.
A final bun topping and then plates stream out the window to our eager and thankful guests.
The Give-Away table, a feature of all our hostings throughout the year.
Angels deviously disguised as socks-to-go.
Marianne explaining the Christmas Gift Bags for everyone.
St Mike's Youth ready to hand out the bags.
Also lots of blankets-to-go provided by numerous St Mike's congregants.
VIDEO - Marianne tells a special story. ...[Depending on your internet connection, it may take a short while to load and play.]