Santa visits Workshop employees

Saturday, December 23, 2017
Employees at the Monett Area Sheltered Workshop received a surprise visit from Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus during the annual Christmas party held Friday afternoon. From left, Mrs. Claus offers a New Testament Bible and a candy cane to Veronica Gillim, who is pictured giving Santa a big hug. One of Santa’s helpers, Lori Bailey, right, helped hand out stuffed toys to all workshop employees. Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com

Employees at the Monett Area Sheltered Workshop received a surprise visit from Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus during the annual Christmas party held Friday afternoon.

Cathy Burkette, right, could not contain her delight at receiving an angel bear from Santa Claus during the Monett Area Sheltered Workshop’s annual Christmas party, held Friday afternoon. Employees at the workshop also received New Testament Bibles and candy canes from Mrs. Claus. Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com
Kim Davis, right, was thrilled to receive a stuffed toy from Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Monett Area Sheltered Workshop’s annual Christmas party, held Friday afternoon. Donations from the Knights of Columbus, Jack Fox and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sweeney helped fund the festive affair. Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com
After receiving a big kiss from Santa, Liken Massie, right, was too flustered to remember her Christmas list. Massie was one of the Monett Area Sheltered Workshop employees who had the chance to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus during the facility’s annual Christmas party. Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com