Children's Christmas Adventure
posted by: Aaron Barker

The  Boone County Businessmen’s Association working with the Boone County Board of Education, in  cooperation with Potter’s Ranch brought much holiday cheer and happiness to children in need this past week as they worked together to present the annual Children’s Christmas Adventure.

Each year the Boone County Board of Education chooses one elementary school in the Boone County district in particular need of some Christmas hope.  This year it was 56 children from Collins Elementary who were chosen and brought to the Ranch Lodge where they were provided a hot meal, great music, and homemade cookies straight from our kitchen.

As part of the program, the Boone County Businessman’s Association supplied brand new coats and gloves to all of the children in attendance.  In addition, Potter’s Ranch gifted the boys in attendance with remote controlled cars, while the young ladies received beautiful teddy bears.

The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the True History of Christmas.  Presented this year by Sandra (Tim) Cook, our guests heard the wonderful recitation of the first Christmas as recorded in the Bible.

A great benefit of having the celebration here at the Ranch is the ability to talk about the true Reason for the Season – Jesus Christ.

        Since this was my first Christmas Adventure as a member of the staff, it was awesome to serve alongside selfless individuals watching how their actions truly showed the love of Christ.

There is always much excitement around the Christmas Adventure since it is a great opportunity to serve our community.  No one can deny that all of those involved truly appreciate these special moments of service.

         “It’s our favorite event of the year,” remarked Carlin Adams, a member of our maintenance and grounds team for 15 years.  This was most certainly evident as anyone would be humbled observing the staff working together – giving of their own time – to serve food, drinks, and bus tables.   

       Although Christmas is about more than gifts, the ability to fill a need –especially for a child – helps to extend hope for a bright future.  Remember that all we do for others during Advent is a way for the light of the Gospel to shine brightly to all who are watching us.


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