Up to 10,000 people came to Henderson’s Arena in College Park and enjoyed arts and crafts, carnival rides and games, entertainment, dinner, and toys for the children. Funding, toys and volunteers are provided by Fulton County, local businesses, civic groups, schools and churches. The event is free.
The mission of Helping Hands Holiday Dinner is to make the holiday season happier for those in need. In December 1990, a traditional turkey dinner and a visit from Santa thrilled 350 people. This fulfilled a dream that Drs. Louis and Lori Okun both shared, to provide for those less fortunate during the holidays. Annually the program has grown, until the numbers became so large that a new location was found at Henderson’s Arena in College Park. By moving, more space was allocated for carnival events such as moon bounces, face painting, arts and crafts, rock climbing, and special shows.
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