Deck the hall with Christmas joy

Sixty residents and guests enjoyed a community Christmas event in the hall Saturday night.

Festivities began at 5 p.m. when Mr. and Mrs. Claus, riding a motorcycle, led a short procession of vehicles decorated in the Christmas spirit through all four quadrants of the neighborhood as neighbors came out to holiday cheer them on.

After the parade, residents signed in with board member Susan Tuttle in the rec room, got a raffle ticket for a drawing for prizes, left an unwrapped toy for the Salvation Army to distribute to needy children, and took a photo with the Clauses.

Then residents gathered in the hall to watch “Home Alone” while enjoying pizza from BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse plus popcorn and hot chocolate served up by board members Roxanne Fackler, Ana Flores and Kiki Contreras.