It is not everyday that two highschools can meet up just for the sake of “hanging out.” Thursday, December 15, Woodland and Pomeraug’s Best Buddies programs came together for a very special Christmas celebration in the Woodland media center. There was hot chocolate to drink, gingerbread houses to make, pictures to color, and a movie to watch. This was the perfect way to get everyone in the holiday spirit.
“It is so great to hang out with everyone because we all get to have so much fun together,” said Payton Geary, a freshman in Woodland’s Best Buddies program. “My favorite part of the party was definitely making gingerbread houses.”
Anna Lowell, a sophomore from Pomperaug, also said that making gingerbread houses was her favorite part. Although they are from two completely different schools, Geary and Lowell were able to come together and share this holiday activity.
“This is a really fun and great way to meet new people who you wouldn’t normally hangout with otherwise,” said Lowell.
Although Tyler Patchkofsky, a freshman in Woodland’s Best Buddies program, agrees that this is a great way to meet new people, he disagrees in saying that gingerbread houses were the best part.
“I really enjoyed coloring the Christmas pictures,” said Patchkofsky. “I really like drawing.”
The students could choose to color pictures of a festive Snoopy, a sparkling Christmas tree, Santa about to take flight on his sleigh, or elves in the workshop. This was a perfect craft to do while simultaneously watching The Christmas Chronicles, a movie on Netflix featuring two siblings who try to capture Santa Clause on Christmas Eve.
While the days to Christmas are counting down, we can thank this special afternoon for getting everyone ready for the holiday season.
“For anyone thinking of coming next year, definitely do, it’s a really fun experience,” said Patchkofsky.