On Dec. 12, the Central Lakes College Student Senate held its sixth annual CLC Single Parents Christmas Party, and it was once again a great success! Erich Heppner, director of student life, acknowledged the generosity of the Angel Tree Gift Givers who enabled the senate to provide gifts for over 75 children. Erich offered a special "thank you" to the Maintenance Staff, Deb Breneman, Kim Pilgrim, Jody Flynn, Donna Crimmons, Mary Sam, Ronn Redemske, Leon Dahlvang, Christina Vopatek, the Photography Department, the Videography Department, and the 25 Student Senate Elves who helped coordinate the event! "The Meta-5 staff and participants were so moved by the generosity of everyone that made the party a success," said Kimberly Pilgrim, Meta 5 director. She thanked Leann Schoenle and the Food Shelf for providing over 30 families with bags of food. "Many of our families are facing great challenges," Kim said. "This wonderful event allowed them to put their struggles aside for the evening and simply enjoy the delight of the season. We really appreciate the effort that everyone put into making this a fun filled, happy time for them. They were touched!"