Santa Claus must like Mother Marianne’s West Side Kitchen. He showed up at the soup kitchen for the second week in a row on Wednesday, Dec. 23. (Photo Album)
Santa, Mrs. Claus, one of his elves, and several helpers brought presents for every adult and child – personal care items, hats, scarves, gloves, face masks, toys and sweets.
There was a lot of gifts to give out as the soup kitchen was especially busy, serving 178 take-out meals in one hour, reports Interim Director Mike Pilat.
Christmas tunes from a CD player permeated the soup kitchen. One guest added to the holiday sounds. He took out a trumpet and blew some rhythmic tones while standing in the food line and then again in front of Santa.