By Ms. Jennifer M Caprioli (IMCOM)December 18, 2007
TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - Santa listened to hundreds of children during the Operation Santa Claus parties Dec. 5 and 6. More than 500 children and adults attended the annual event and 115 volunteers dressed in costumes, assisted Santa, worked the craft table and helped the children and escorted local veterans. Dozens of people also attended the Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 5 at the Landing. The ceremony included caroling, pictures with Santa and gifts for the children. "This year's OSC parties were a huge success. We are thankful to the civilians, retirees, Soldiers and family members for the charitable work they do for OSC. Everyone's contributions are what make this such a successful program." said Walter Dorosky, Community Services director. Each child received a blanket donated by the Tobyhanna Army Depot Federal Credit Union, a coloring book and crayons, and a special toy.