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More than 150 residents of the Wilson Housing Authority’s E.B. Jordan Homes were recently treated to a Christmas celebration featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus and performances by musical groups from the Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts and Education and Fike High School.
The Christmas celebration was planned by Timothy Bastien, the manager of E.B. Jordan Homes, and Carla Hinnant, who leads the residents’ council at E.B. Jordan.
The children and adults at the party saw drum, step and choral performances by students from Sallie B. Howard in the parking lot of the E.B. Jordan Community Center before adjourning inside the center to hear a special Christmas story from Mrs. Claus and enjoy a picnic-style dinner.
Children were also able to get their photos taken with Santa and members of the Fike High School band gave the audience an end-of-night performance.
In addition to the two schools, several local businesses and churches stepped forward to donate items for the celebration.