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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Legislature will host annual holiday party Friday

The Rensselaer County Legislature will host its 13th annual Christmas party for children at the Vanderheyden Hall youth residential facility on Friday, Dec. 19 on the third floor of the County Office Building, located at 1600 Seventh Ave., at 2 p.m.

"The holidays are a time for family, and over the years, we have come to think of the kids at Vanderheyden as being part of the legislative family. This year, more than ever, we want to provide some holiday cheer and goodwill," said Legislative Chairman Neil Kelleher.

The party, which began in 1996, was started for children at the facility who were not able to return home for the holidays. Legislators donate their own money to purchase gifts for the children and a number of local businesses pledge their support as well.

Festivities will include a visit from Santa Claus, gifts for the children, food and refreshments, and a performance by the Lansingburgh Swing Choir.

"We have always gotten a great response to the Vanderheyden holiday party," said Legislator Laura Bauer. "The generosity shown to the Vanderheyden kids shows the spirit of Christmas is alive and well in Rensselaer County."

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