I had a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend.. One of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions is taking photos of all the chaos on Cypress street in Placencia. We shut the street down, clear out all the cars and set up for one MASSIVE Thanksgiving feast and party!! Kristin and I have been helping volunteer on Cypress street the last 2 years.. We help lead a little bible study for all the children on Tuesday nights while the parents go to the adult bible study.. However since the attention span of most of the kids is about 5 seconds we end up running around and playing a ton of games.. I def get my workout every week from it! Most of the families on Cypress are pretty large and all have several kids. When we first started going you could really see the craving for attention in their actions.. So it has been our joy to be able to just love on all these little guys and give them the attention they deserve. Its so cool to be able to see the transformation that has taken place and is continuing to take place in the community over the past 2 years. Just incredible!
Last year I think we served almost 700 meals.. this year we wanted to go even bigger.. It was going to take a lot of coordinating and planning but Letty and Savana from Lot 318 were up for the challenge. Here is Letty laying down the rules for the day..
The girls of Lot 318..
There is always a bunch of fun activities for the kids, face painting, crafts, bounce house, foosball, pop corn machine.. all kinds of fun things to keep them entertained..
Part of the festivities include a free clothing drive where all the attendees are able to take home clothes for themselves and their family..
This is my favorite part of the day.. seeing the joy and excitement in all these little faces.. its such a blessing to witness..
The food prep..
Even the little guys got dressed for the occasion
We had a great turnout! In fact we beat last years mark!! we served over 1100 meals that day!! Praise God! Soo awesome! A HUGE speacial thanks to Greg Welburn with Summit Event Catering who donated all the meals that day! What a gift!
Another truly incredible thing to witness was seeing all the little ones serve.. understanding to help out others in need at such a young age truly warms my heart.
check out the turnout!! WOW!
Another cool thing was that we got 1000 boxes of love.. which have just some basic necessities as well as some staple food such as rice, beans and some other home products..
It was just such an awesome event and was so thankful to be apart of it again this year.. I already cant wait for it next year.. but atleast I get to see all of these little guys every Tuesday! I hope you all had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving weekend as well!