Christmas Party Builds Ties with Neighbors

Paige Brandenburg, 2, feels Santa's beard Thursday at the Washington Neighborhood Christmas party at Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ. (TH Photo/Mike Burley)

Paige Brandenburg, 2, feels Santa’s beard Thursday at the Washington Neighborhood Christmas party at Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ. (TH Photo/Mike Burley)

BY ALICIA YAGER-Telegraph Herald

Washington Neighborhood leaders hope a gathering Thursday was another step forward in strengthening relationships among residents.

Dozens of families met Santa and sang Christmas carols during the neighborhood’s annual holiday party at Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ in Dubuque. The event attended by about 100 people featured a potluck, as well as arts and crafts for children.

While the party was intended as an enjoyable celebration, organizers also hoped to encourage more participation in neighborhood meetings.

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