December is a big month for everyone, whether they see family and friends, attend festive celebrations, or because it marks the end of another year. It is also a time of giving. The Women’s Club of Coconut Creek, whose primary objective is “The betterment of the City of Coconut Creek,” upholds this value with a couple of seasonal traditions.
The Festival of Lights
Setting out paper lanterns, known as luminaries, has long been a tradition among the residents of South Creek. This year, our tradition has been accepted as one of the events listed by Broward County in commemoration of the county’s 100th year anniversary.
The history of luminaries set out for Christmas has many different stories behind it. The one common thread that still holds is that they are to light one’s way home. The Women’s Club of Coconut Creek is proud to help continue this tradition.
The club will be selling candle kits (a dozen luminary bags and tea candles). They will be available for purchase at $6 a kit at Donaldson’s Park on NW 43rd Avenue on December 13, 14, 20, and 21, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. All proceeds go towards The Women’s Club of Coconut Creek Scholarship fund.
Help show how brightly Coconut Creek and Broward County can shine by buying a kit and lighting them up on the evening of Christmas Eve.
For more information on the candle kits and this tradition, contact Janell at [email protected].
Another tradition continues as the club hosts their 24th Annual Brunch with Santa. Every year, Santa, Mrs. Claus and all their helpers host a brunch for the kids (ages 3 to 8) with all the wonderment the holidays hold for those young at heart. A merry morning with lunch that includes a beverage, a snack, dessert, and goodie bag will be given, while the kids are being entertained by the live juggling and balloon twisting of “The Daniel Show.”
“It is a very special event we do each year that both the kids and their parents love. It makes you remember why this is a special time of year as it brings out the child in each of us when you see their faces light up when Santa appears,” shares Helena Betso, one of the directors of the Women’s Club and chairperson for the Santa’s Brunch event.
Tickets were only available until November 24 to give Santa time to find those special gifts for each child attending. All proceeds go to the Women’s Club Scholarship fund.
For more information on events by the Women’s Club of Coconut Creek or to join the group, visit www.womensclubcoconutcreek.com or email [email protected].