Santa and superheroes help Ronald McDonald House

December 2, 2018

The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON - The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Huntington is kicking off its holiday festivities this weekend with two big events.

On Saturday morning, Santa Claus got a little help from his superhero friends at Heroes4Higher as they teamed up for the annual Cookies with Santa and Superheroes event at First Presbyterian Church in Huntington. Kids of all ages enjoyed cookies, hot chocolate and opportunities to take photos with Santa and superheroes from Heroes4Higher.

That holiday spirit comes back home to the Ronald McDonald House, located at 1500 17th St., Huntington, on Sunday.

The Ronald McDonald House will host Light the House that Love Built from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. The event will include an open house with kid-friendly refreshments and caroling, and all the children will channel their magic to help illuminate the holiday lights on the house.

The event, free and open to the public, is held annually as a way to raise visibility of the need to keep families together while a child is receiving treatment in the hospital, Jaye Toler, director of development, said.

“We know that families are stronger when they are together, and their presence helps a sick child heal faster and cope better,” Toler said. “The Ronald McDonald House Charities Huntington keeps families together while a child is being treated at area hospitals. For children facing a medical crisis, not much is scarier than being without mom or dad close by for love and support. We provide a ‘home away from home’ while families face traveling from home to get treatment for their child.”

For more information about Ronald McDonald House Charities of Huntington Inc., visit www.RMHChuntington.org or contact Toler at 304-529-1122.

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