Brooklyn Center’s Crescent Cove Hosts Families for Drive-Through Holiday Party
The community continues to adapt to social distancing and COVID-19 in new and creative ways. In Brooklyn Center on Sunday, families attended a holiday party at Crescent Cove that was the first of its kind.
“It’s super important that we provide opportunities like this for our families, especially because even without COVID-19, it’s difficult for them to get to different events and activities,” said Katy Glitsos, volunteer coordinator for Crescent Cove. “We had to be creative and think outside the box and that’s how our drive through came about.”
Crescent Cove is a respite and hospice home for children. Volunteers and staff did not want to cancel the annual holiday party. So, instead they invited families to drive through to see the Christmas lights, pick up food that was donated by different food trucks and see Santa Claus too. Families who stopped by were thankful that this holiday tradition continued despite the pandemic.
“When you have a special needs child, what they are involved in is pretty limited , especially when they have medical issues,” said Lori Wells, a parent who drove from Ham Lake to participate. “To be able to do this and be around people who understand what we are going through, we would not miss it.”
Crescent Cove says they had 24 families and 108 people drive-through on Sunday night. This is the third year Crescent Cove has hosted a holiday gathering.