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Magical night at Red Oak Residence | Reader Photo

January 10, 2014 · 12:17 PM

Valley children carol at Red Oak Residence before Christmas. Several local families came together to recreate an old holiday tradition. / Courtesy photo

In December, a group of 13 children from six Valley families, aged 2 to 8 years old, caroled at Red Oak Residence in North Bend.

“It was a magical night and the kids spread so much joy,” said mom Cara Van Sant.

Singers brought homemade cookies, Christmas cards and snowflake decorations, sang four songs and shared holiday cheer. Carolers included Caitlin and Christopher Van Sant, Olivia, Grace, and Charlie Walters, Leah, Julia, and Reese Stanley, Henry and Jake Espeland, Jayden and Dylan Plant, and Kayla and Blake Helman.

The inspiration came at a Seahawks gathering.

“Some of us had done this tradition in our childhood and wanted to share the meaning of spreading holiday cheer with our kids,” Van Sant said. “It was special to help make their day a little bit brighter...The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.”


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