It was standing room only during Sunday’s Community Wide Christmas Party at the Taylorville Moose Lodge, as several local agencies co-hosted an event to begin the healing process after the December First tornado.
Taylorville mayor Bruce Barry, Chamber C-E-O Patty Hornbuckle, and C-E-F-S executive director Jodi Rusher spearheaded the event. Hornbuckle told Regional Radio News that the attendance was overwhelming.
Hornbuckle added each child that came to the event, got 5 tickets to pickup 5 toys from the thousands of toys provided.
Hornbuckle says the event was an example of people showing love for their community.
Taylorville mayor Bruce Barry spoke to Regional Radio News while serving hot dogs to families.
And, Santa Claus made a visit to the Community Wide Christmas Party in Taylorville on Sunday as well, visiting with hundreds of children.