Great holiday celebrations took place last week at the NOC Learning Centers in Beaufort! NOC students at Parkview and Marsh Pointe Apartments were thrilled with gifts provided by Santa’s Helpers (participants in Island Ladies Night Out, organized by Island News – Thanks, Betty Davis! — and Modern Jewelers). The children loved the gift bags, which were thoughtfully prepared by Nan Krueger and the Youth Group at First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort. A family from Hilton Head Island decided that rather than giving gifts to one another this year, they would give each NOC student in Beaufort a Walmart gift card! Thanks to Upper Crust for a discount on delicious pizzas purchased with a generous donation from Atlantic Housing (property managers of Parkview). And finally, thank you to Beaufort Elementary Principal Melissa Holland, excellent teachers, volunteers, NOC Program Manager John Leadem, and NOC Board member Will Achurch!
John Leadem, Program Manager for Marsh Pointe and Parkview, commented: “The holiday parties at both the Parkview and Marsh Pointe Learning Centers were festive and highly successful. The dedicated NOC teachers, who do a wonderful job day in and day out with the kids, participated along with their families. In addition, parents, friends of NOC, teachers from Beaufort Elementary School, and several NOC Board members attended the parties.”
Principal Melissa Holland remarked: “It was such a nice event. The children were so appreciative and respectful. I am so impressed by the generous gifts and donations the children received at these events. Marsh Pointe is really growing! It was nice to see some parents at that site as well. Thanks again for what you are doing with our students. They love the NOC and we do too!”