Christmas comes early to Jeffers’ Bend Environmental Center

Christmas came early this month to Jeffer’s Bend Saturday, as kids and their families made Christmas cards, ate cookies, and got a chance to speak with Santa himself. 

It was crafts galore, says Organizer Diane Croney-Turner, as not only could attendees make Christmas cards, they could also make ornaments to hang on their own trees this year, feeders for birds and more.

There were snacks on hand, along with hot chocolate and cider, and while Santa was speaking with children—asking if they’ve been good this year, what they might want to see under the tree, Mrs. Claus was nearby, reading stories and laughing with the listeners. 

In the real spirit of Christmas, families also worked to make as many Christmas cards as they could—which Croney-Turner says will go to area nursing home residents, to make their seasons a little brighter.

Kids also got a chance to meet and take pictures with JB Racoon, the Jeffers Bend Mascot, who was decked in his Christmas gear.  Representatives with the Hopkinsville Police Department and Hopkinsville Fire Department were also there, meeting with kids and spreading Christmas cheer. 

All proceeds raised from the event go back into taking care of the environmental center.