Children's Holiday Party, Toys For Tots, Door/Cube Decorating

Children's Holiday Party, Toys For Tots, Door/Cube Decorating

JLab Children Invited to Winter Wonderland Party

The Jefferson Lab Activities Group is hosting a children's Winter Wonderland Holiday Party on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the CEBAF Center lobby. All children of JLab employees, contractors and users are invited.

Santa Claus plans to drop in on the party, and will be available to talk with and be photographed with the children. Youngsters may take part in games and craft activities. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Each family is asked to bring a new, unopened toy donation for Toys For Tots.

Volunteers Needed to Help With Children’s Party

A number of volunteers are needed to help with the children's holiday party, mostly as crafts-table and game helpers. All crafts and supplies will be provided. Volunteers are needed to assist younger children with basic cutting, gluing or tying. Volunteers are also needed for the snack area and as Santa's Helpers. Sign up now online: .

Toys For Tots Toy Drive Underway
As in years' past, JLab is participating in the U.S. Marine Corps' annual Toys For Tots toy drive. Bring in your donation of new, unopened toys for children ages 1-12 and deposit them in the collection boxes. Local Marines will pick up the toys and distribute them to children in need. Marked drop boxes are located near the main entrances of CEBAF Center, VARC, ARC, Test Lab and the MCC. For information about the Toys for Tots program, visit:

Ready, Set, Hang Those Decorations

JAG is also sponsoring a Holiday Office Door/Cubicle Decorating Contest. Prizes will be awarded for the Best Decorated, Most Original Decoration, and the Silliest. All employees, users and contractors with an office or cubicle at JLab may enter the contest (individuals and groups). To enter, you must e-mail JAG Chair Dave Williams at by 5 p.m. Dec. 16. Include your name(s), building number and office/cube location. Judging will take place Dec. 17 and 18. Winning entries will be posted.

Decorations may go up as early as Dec. 1 and should be taken down by Jan. 5, 2010. Decorating materials should be fire resistant and only UL-approved lighting/electronics may be used. Don’t use opened food items in your decorations. For instance, wrapped candy canes are ok; unwrapped cookies are not.

"The holidays will be here in the blink of an eye. Plan on being part of the fun and festivities," urges JAG Chair Dave Williams. "Mark your calendars. Look for the JAG fliers in your work areas, visit our webpage or contact a JAG committee member for more information. Please bring in a Toys For Tots donation or support a charity of your choice to help those in our community who are having a difficult time."

For more information, contact JAG at or visit

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