Mary Breckinridge ARH Hosts Christmas Party for Children


Mary Breckinridge ARH Hospital held its annual Christmas party for children on December 18.


Every year Mary Breckinridge ARH Community CEO Mallie Noble invites children from Leslie County and surrounding communities to this much anticipated Christmas party.


“Hosting a Christmas party for the children in our community has been a tradition that dates back to 1925, which was the year Wendover (the Big House) was dedicated and Mary Breckinridge held the first Christmas party for the children,” shared Noble. “The hospital staff is proud to carry on this caring tradition each year at Christmas.


Around 150 excited children enjoyed cookies and hot chocolate and apple cider as Santa Claus presented each child with an ARH piggy bank with 50 cents inside, teddy bear, a hat, a pair of gloves and a fruit gift bag with a Subway coupon for a free cookie and a Dairy Queen coupon for a free ice cream cone.


“The spirit of Christmas filled the halls of the hospital with echoes of children’s laughter and Santa’s ‘Ho-Ho-Ho and Merry Christmas to all,’ ” said Noble.

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