Season's Greetings from the Community Center of St Bernard!

The Community Center of St Bernard's Holiday Celebration on December 22 was a wonderful success! Over 150 kids and their parents were here to meet Santa and tell him what they really want for Christmas this year. The afternoon was filled with food and fun, and of course, lots and lots of presents!

We hope you enjoy this video of Santa and the Pair-O-Dice Tumblers Brass Band arriving at the 2012 Toy GiveAway at the Community Center, courtesy of Santa and Mrs Claus. If you aren't able to see it, please click HERE or go to

We also have a slideshow of the 2012 event for you to enjoy. There is a volume link at the bottom left if you want to listen to some holiday music while the slideshow is playing:

Holiday Celebration 2012 - how to create a free slideshow

And if you're looking for some great photos of Santa and the kids, check out this Facebook link from Mrs Claus! (If you get an error message, please make sure that you are signed into Facebook and then try again.)

We'd like to thank everyone who helped make this such a joyous event for local children, including: Dollar General Stores; Salvation Army Greater New Orleans Command; the Joseph W and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation; all the wonderful volunteers from FBC Whitesboro, Texas; Knights Of Columbus Council 5747 Archbishop Rummel Council; Our Lady of Prompt Succor; New Orleans Hash House Harriers; June Hansford; Angela Hansford; Elaine Dominio; Barbara Porter; Darryl & Jeanna Barrett and family; Megan Tonth; Maria Rico; KB Sherman; Elbert McGee; Rosalie Marchetta; Allen Kimble; Mr & Mrs Dave Smith (aka Santa and Mrs Claus!!); the Pair-O-Dice Tumblers Brass Band, and everyone who so generously provided toys, donations and time to make the Toy GiveAway such a success.

Happy Holidays and best wishes for a Happy New Year to you all!