The Wyoming community celebrated the holiday season with great style and cheer at its annual Wyoming Gives Back event.
It was a very good night indeed for all involved. Rogers Plaza was packed in support of this event. And it was all about The Joy of Giving!
People brought unwrapped toys to donate to the Salvation Army Angel Tree project. In return, they received a raffle ticket to win great prize packages totaling hundreds of dollars—all generously donated by Wyoming businesses.
The musical talents of local bands and choirs brought the holiday spirit to all. Children and students of all ages entertained the crowd with Christmas Carols, Jazz, and sounds of the season.
More than 30 businesses were on hand to greet guests and answer questions. The Wyoming Police Dept, Firefighters, Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Poll and many more represented our community well. I had a chance to sign up some new Citizen Journalists for our online Media website–now.wktv.org.
A highlight of the night was from the big man himself. Children got the chance to tell Santa Claus what they want for Christmas. But most importantly, the generosity of the Wyoming community was showcased with the collection of toys for families in need and all the volunteer efforts from so many.