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Cookies, cocoa and the Clauses
Annual event for local kids at the SPOT
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Drayson Bembry, 5, right, and sister Aubrey, 6, enjoy a giggly visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus during last Tuesday's Cocoa, Cookies and a Caring Santa event at The Therapy SPOT.

   Local children enjoyed cookies, cocoa and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus Tuesday at The Therapy SPOT. 

Children with different abilities and their siblings were invited to enjoy refreshments and make Christmas crafts in a calm, child-friendly environment. In addition to the craft room, an outdoor therapy area and cookie decorating room were available. 

The free event, held for the third year in a row, was open to everyone in the community.  

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Georgia Southern speech therapy student Juliette Ferrer, left, helps Michael Welch, 3, create a Christmas ornament. Ferrer was one of many college and high school students to volunteer.
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Kate Roe, 9, right, concentrates on decorating a Christmas cookie while brother Alex, 6, gets some help from dad Ryan.