Hope Hollow Ministries looks to spread some Christmas cheer with an Open House and Christmas party scheduled for Sunday.

Mary Dade Ford, the program director for Hope Hollow Ministries, said that they were looking for an event to increase exposure within the community.

“We were brainstorming ways to get our name out there and we just decided a Christmas party would be the perfect way to raise awareness about what we do for individuals with special needs,” Ford said. 

Hope Hollow is a non-profit ministry in Canton that works with individuals with special needs. They have summer camps, after-school programs, overnight retreats, and holiday camps.  

The community-wide Christmas party is set for Dec 2, at Hope Hollow at 910A Catlett Road in Canton, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  

Ford said they are going to have milk and cookies and other light refreshments as well as lots of activities for children including games and crafts. Kids will make ornaments and cookie plates for Santa, and write letters to the big man. Children will take their ornaments, plates, and reindeer food home as souvenirs. They will also have photos with Santa with a professional photographer. Digital copies of their pictures with Santa will be available to them at no extra cost.  

“We think this will be a fun event to bring a bunch of people from our community together,” Ford said.

They will charge $10 per child, not to exceed $50 for a family, which will include food, all of their crafts, and photos with Santa. 

For more information email Hope Hollow at info@hopehollowms.org