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Who: Santa Claus visits Walnut Hills neighborhood, courtesy of HGC Group of Companies and its employees
When: 11 a.m. Saturday, December 17, 2016
Where: 2814 Stanton Avenue, in Cincinnati’s Walnut Hills neighborhood
Details: Each Christmas, HGC invites children of the neighborhood and their families, more than 300 people, to gather for gift bags and photos with Santa. While the neighborhood has continued to evolve since the tradition began 50 years ago, HGC’s connection with the community remains strong.
“Christmas on Stanton has been a part of my life for over 27 years. As a child growing up in Walnut Hills, I always looked forward to seeing Santa with my siblings. It was an exciting time of the year with my grandmother and the rest of my family,” says Chanel Sanders. “My favorite part was my picture with Santa and my bag with goodies. I look forward to building new traditions with my own family at Christmas on Stanton and enjoying all the joy that the Christmas season brings,” she continued.
Not only is this a special tradition for neighborhood residents, but many members of the HGC team have participated in this tradition since they were children, as well.
“I have been coming to Christmas on Stanton for 20 years as the son of a long-time employee. Now as an adult, working at HGC, I’m able to appreciate the camaraderie and joy it brings to the neighborhood and employees alike. It really is a great party,” says HGC Project Manager Kevin Gilbert.
Look for Santa to arrive at 11 a.m. in the festively decorated courtyard of HGC Corporate Headquarters.
High Five your neighbors in Walnut Hills!
High Fives is a project that was formed out of a series of meetings with Design Impact and community members. The goal of the project is to get neighbors to find positive things about one another, and then celebrate it! Residents here in Walnut Hills led and engaged their fellow neighbors in this sign posting adventure on December 2nd. A diverse group of community residents of all ages and backgrounds met at the Bush Recreation Center to pick up and design their sign before venturing out in the neighborhood to place them in their neighbors yards or their favorite businesses' window!
Do you want to High Five your neighbor? Contact email@example.com.