Access Youth Center hosts Christmas party


The Access Youth Center held it's annual Community Christmas Party on Dec. 13, which included a visit from Santa, lots of food, and gifts for each family.

“It's always great to celebrate this time of year together,” said Liz Hobbs, executive director of AYC. “Each year, we have so many different groups that make our Christmas celebration possible, and we are so thankful for each of their contributions.”

Hobbs said those who made this year's dinner possible included:  Poole's Meat Market, Chartwells' Food Service, and Wabash Friends' Church. Volunteers included members of PEP, the Crossroads Junior Board of Directors, Access board members, member of Wabash Friends Church, and help from Chartwells’. The family gift bags included contributions from the Wabash County YMCA, The Honeywell Center, and Family Video of Wabash. As with each Family Night at AYC, grants from the Community Foundation of Wabash and the Wabash United Fund helped with expenses.

'It takes a lot of people to bring this celebration together,” said Hobbs. “We served over 100 people at this event; our goal was to let each one of them know that they matter. Everyone who helped with tonight had a part in that; it is a great reminder that we live in a community that is incredibly caring and benevolent.”

Posted on 2015 Jan 02