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OAYA gives special kids their own Christmas

Clear Lake Elementary second-grader Bishop Dissmore, 7, thinks long and hard about the Christmas presents he wants from Santa. You can almost see the wheels turning. (click for larger version)
December 25, 2013 - Santa Claus can't do it all by himself, so every year he enlists the help of Oxford-Addison Youth Assistance (OAYA) to make Christmas a little merrier for a special group of kids.

This year was no exception as OAYA hosted a wonderful Christmas party Friday night at Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ in Oxford. The kids were given pizza, cookies, toys, warm hats and scarves. They even got to visit with Santa Claus himself, who stopped by to spread some holiday cheer.

CJ Carnacchio is editor for The Oxford Leader. He lives in the Village of Oxford with his wife Connie and daughter Larissa. When he's not busy working on the newspaper, he enjoys cigars/pipes, Martinis/Scotch, hunting and fishing.
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