Saturday, December 24, 2016

T'is the Season Part 2 aka HEB Feast of Sharing

HEB Feast of Sharing

We were there the first time the Feast was held in Abilene, and we sure weren't going to miss it this time.
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We met up with Cindy, Walter and the kids din the lobby area of the Civic Center, and already the place was a-bustling with people galore, and the bright lights from the tree shining down on us.
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The interior of the room where the Feast usually is, was transformed from what we were used to.  There were fancy wavy thingies up at the ceiling, and seasonal red and green lighting.  
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Even thought it was all full of ambiance and whatnot, the dim lighting did make it a bit difficult to make our way around the place, or see the food very well.
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The little boy had hoped that it would be peas, carrots and corn rather than green beans, but he appreciated his dinner all the same.
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After dinner, there was the usual goofery..
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Meanwhile, the hubs had been whisked off to be interviewed regarding his thoughts on the occasion by one of the local TV stations! 
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After that brief dalliance with fame, we proceeded down the long hall to the Children's Area.
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Where we met up with Old Friends!
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Some of which had made it into our Christmas Cards from years before!
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Of course, when you have a snowman that pops up out of his own er, bottom, there is bound to be fascinated little ones.
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who find delight in accosting inflatable Santas :)
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The children's area was pretty much the same as the years before, with the craft booths, PSA booths and a Meet with Santa corner.
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The little boy dove right into the crafts, and this time I helicoptered very little, if at all.  We parents tend to grow up too :)
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It was too funny when Henry would keep on trying to eat the crayons instead of color with them.
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Several crafts and games later, we actually got in line to see Santa, who was dressed in Blue this year, seeing how his little helpers were all policemen/women.
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Finally, before we left, we stopped by the Popcorn Window to get a few boxes of popcorn for the ride home.
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The little boy had a grand time, and was thoroughly satisfied at having done all he could that night :)

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