Let the holiday season begin with Candy Lane: Photo of the Day 12/12/15

by Olivia King, Reporter

Linganore hosted the 2015 Candy Cane Lane on Saturday, December 12th 2015 from 8 a.m to 3 p.m.

Kids of all ages arrived for holiday themed crafts, such as making snowflakes, decorating cookies, assembling a small, wooden basket, creating reindeer antlers to wear, putting together paper plate Christmas trees and snowman paper bags, and making other treats. The children also watching enjoyed puppet shows, shopping for their family and friends at a Secret Santa shop, getting their face painted, and taking pictures with Santa himself. 

Many honor societies and clubs participated in Candy Cane Lane by managing a craft table. Drama Honor Society put on the puppet shows. Snowflake decorating was led by Key Club. Rho Kappa manned the paper plate Christmas tree table and Class of 2018 helped children make the snowman paper bags. English Honor Society encouraged students to write letters to Santa, which helped to support the Make A Wish Foundation. The Lady Lancers club guided children in making hand print reindeer pictures. National Honor Society ran the Secret Santa shop.

Home Depot sponsored a construction project of a tool caddy.

All volunteers received community service hours.

“I love Candy Cane Lane because it doesn’t even feel like community service. It’s a lot of fun and the time flew by,” said National Honor Society member Matti Flower.

Class of 2019 member Marlee Steig says, “ I helped out last year and it’s a lot of fun [helping] out [with the] kids and I can get hours for the French Honor Society.”

The holiday season is based on the idea of giving. It was gratifying to see the volunteers of the community giving their time and energy and the heartwarming reaction of the enamored children.  Keith and Michelle Prather, long-time parent volunteers, organize the Candy Lane activities each year.