Winter Lock-In & a Merry Christmas


As December is filled with holiday parties, family gatherings and community events, Cafe 361 takes a break from preparing a community meal. Instead the Cafe girls got together for a night of fun.

Included in this evening was starting a new leadership program called “Girls With Ideas“. This interactive curriculum included getting to know each other better, brainstorming how to start and end our sessions and a game of leadership bingo. We will share updates as we continue meeting with the girls and working through the new material. Our hope is the Cafe 361 chefs will identify their leadership qualities and idea-generating skills within.

Of course we can’t have a Cafe 361 event without some sort of food activity! The girls had a sugar cookie decorating contest. Hardest decision of the night was what frosting, sprinkles and toppings to use. Our girls have big imaginations. The creativity continued with making Christmas gift bags. Hot glue guns, ribbon and patterned paper galore. Everyone voted for their top 3 favorite sugar cookies and gift bags, the top choices getting little holiday prizes.

The winter lock-in concluded with a movie, popcorn and hot chocolate before bed. Those of us who volunteer with Cafe 361 were glad we had the opportunity to celebrate a little of this holiday season with the girls. Christmas break is now in full swing and we are planning another winter get together during this time.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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