A Place to Hang the Red Stocking

As you take time to hang the family's stockings by the chimney with care, an annual event reminds us of the children in need of a place to hang their stockings. You see them featured by Lori Hutchinson every week as our Wednesday's Children. They are the children in the state's foster care system searching for their "forever family." Saturday, hundreds of people turned out for the Red Stocking Breakfast at Carlos O'Kelly's in Topeka to support Kansas Children's Service League's efforts to find forever families, and also their programs to support healthy families, so they may stay together. Community leaders volunteer as the servers (and I was allowed to help out, too!) and it's always a lot of fun. If you didn't make it, you can log on to www.cominghomekansas.org to learn more about KCSL's work and how you can support their efforts. I have a few pictures of the event below - you'll also find more under the "From the Field" section of My Capture.

 Jack Hamilton of the Capitol Federal Fdn. and I prepare for drink duty

 Mike Coker of the Topeka Zoo provides service with a smile

 John Lee Hooker of KMAJ and State Sen. Vicki Schmidt get in the spirit

 WU President Jerry Farley serves up breakfast

 Santa got up early to make an appearance

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