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"Made with Love" Brings Christmas to Oakmont

Trinity's Made with Love club visited Oakmont this week and brought the Christmas spirit with them. The club has been knitting scarves and beanies since they started meeting in September. They've already distributed their creations to some military recipients. This week, they visited Oakmont residents and enjoyed a Christmas tea and some caroling. The girls introduced themselves to residents and told them their favorite subject in school and favorite hobby, and in response, some of the residents shared their favorite hobbies and subjects in school. The girls passed out cookies and the gifts that they had made with love. They made scarves for all nineteen ladies and beanies for all nine men. 

Mrs. Davidson, club advisor, mentor and knitter extraordinaire, said, "It was touching to see how happy they were to open the presents and wear them right away." In addition to the gifts, they were able to share the gift of music together. Two men from Crossroads Community Church's "Fingers of God" ministry, who visit Oakmont once a week, joined the ladies and the residents to lead everyone in Christmas carols. Davidson beamed, "It was so fun to watch the residents singing their favorite Christmas songs. I think we were every bit as blessed as they were by our visit!"

Because the girls worked so hard and made so many items, they were also able to bless the musicians with gifts as well as Mrs. DeWeir, who photographed the event.

Back in Mrs. Davidson's classroom this week, the club enjoyed a Christmas party during their lunch meeting. Some of the comments heard from students were:

"It was the highlight of my week!"

"I was nervous at first, but the residents were so sweet and friendly that it made it easy to talk to them."

"They were so sweet!"

"My favorite part was singing Christmas Carols with them, and watching how they knew all the words!"

Oakmont of Santa Clarita is a lovely retirement community that offers many on-site amenities for seniors with an active lifestyle. For those who needs it, there are additional care services for assisted living and memory care on the same campus.

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