On Wednesday, December 19, West End House welcomed over 400 young people, families, and community members for an evening of giving, joy, and holiday cheer. The night kicked off with a delicious holiday meal prepared from scratch, and was followed by an opportunity for each young person to receive a gift from Santa Claus.

The Italian-inspired menu for the evening included vegetable lasagna, sweet and spicy Italian sausage sautéed with tricolor peppers and onion, garlic bread with Parmesan, and garden salad with balsamic vinaigrette—as well as mini cannoli, with zests of orange and a pinch of cinnamon, for dessert. This delicious meal was prepared by Senior Director of Fitness and Nutrition Lisa Smith and Kids Café Coordinator Tammie Watson, with support from West End House Peer Leaders and volunteers.

West End House wishes you and your family a very happy holiday season!