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Holiday gifts abound at Creekside event

AHOSKIE – The residents of Accordius Health at Creekside have been enjoying the holiday season ever since the Friday after Thanksgiving with many different fun activities, such as Christmas cooking, Christmas arts/craft, as well as many different schools and civic groups from the community entertaining the residents with songs, dance and gifts bringing them Christmas joy.

These photos show residents at Accordius Health at Creekside in Ahoskie joining with staffers and members of the Ahoskie Woman’s Club at Santa’s Work Shop. | Contributed Photos

Thursday, Dec. 13 was an extra special day of fun and excitement. The residents of Creekside found out Santa not only gives gifts to children, he gives gifts to older adults to give away and spread cheer as well. Many of the residents of Creekside are not able to get out and Christmas shop. This special day they had the chance to attend Santa’s Work Shop inside the facility.

The jolly elves of the Ahoskie Woman’s Club have been working very closely with Santa and his elves at the North Pole the last couple of months. Club members donated around 200 gifts for the residents of Creekside.

On Dec. 13, around 75 residents of Creekside lined the hallway outside of Santa’s Work Shop where young elves of the Hertford County Easter Seals assisted them through the shop. Creekside staff helped the residents pick out three perfect gifts for those very special family members that are so dear to their hearts.

The elves from Ahoskie Woman’s Club stayed very busy for over two hours wrapping the gifts so beautifully. Each resident exited Santa’s Work Shop with a huge smile on their face, and a sense of accomplishment to have a gift waiting for that special family member.

The activity Team of Creekside is very grateful for the generosity and love of the Ahoskie Woman’s Club and the Hertford County Easter Seals for taking time to make Santa’s Work Shop such a hit. This is the third year of Santa’s Work Shop at Creekside. The first time with the elves of Ahoskie Woman’s Clubs Christmas magic which drew the largest crowd of residents.

The activity team of Creekside would also like to thank the Management Team of Creekside, and Teressa Allan and her Christian family of Higher Ground for their donations to the Santa Work Shop.