Friendly House Christmas party photos …

… by Ron O’Clair

I arrived shortly after two o’clock, [Sunday], and the place was at overflow capacity, with people being asked to remain outside due to the gym being at capacity.

There was a police lieutenant posted outside directing traffic and manning the crosswalk.

I took photographs showing the overflow crowd.

As I was leaving there were still more parents and children heading to the party.

The place was mobbed. [Families had to be turned away, with a promise of a mini-party, including Christmas presents for the kids, on Monday.]

I asked [Executive Director] Gordon [Hargrove] if he had enough presents for all the children. He seemed to think he did.

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Friendly House Executive Director Gordon Hargrove introduces the Friendly House Chorus to the audience. There were lots of music/dance groups to entertain party goers! The celebration, a decades-old tradition, was held in the gymnasium of the Friendly House (pictured below) on Wall Street.

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Below: Worcester police officer directs traffic in the crosswalk to the Friendly House.ย 

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