Much of the time Deaf and Hard of Hearing children live in a world where sounds are muted and the earth is quiet. However, the Christmas holidays come through quite loudly; reds and greens in striking contrast, flashing lights, fanciful desserts and Santa Claus! Deaf eyes dance wildly with excitement on the smiling faces of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children at Christmas time and the children were anything but quiet as we celebrated our annual Deaf Children’s Christmas Party.
With the support of the Delta College ASL Club, the party was held in the commons of Delta’s campus for the first time this year. We are very grateful for Santa’s helpers not only from Delta, but from Mott Community College, Lansing Community College, Central Michigan University, the Psi Iota Xi Sorority, and V.O.I.C.E. Inc. as well! They all played a part in making the event a success!
We came together in mid December for the children with games, crafts, and food to celebrate the holidays and give back to the community that supports us. Our special guest, Mr. Kringle was there to hear the children’s Christmas wishes. Spoken or signed, all wishes were understood by our signing Santa and we were sure to capture the precious moments. Be sure to check out the link to our Flicker account to see photos from the event!