Briar Cliff hosts Christmas Party for Siouxlanders with disabilities
SIOUX CITY, Ia —
Briar Cliff University continued a Christmas season tradition this morning.
The university hosting its annual Christmas Party for People with Mental and Physical Disabilities.
More than 160 guests from different care centers in Sioux City came to the Saint Francis Center on BCU's campus to receive gifts, a meal and some holiday entertainment.
"We're committed to service at our college campus and we believe in it and we want to reach out to a larger community and we always believe in extending our gifts to other people. So, it really encourages our students too, to think about others around Christmas time," said campus minister Sister Janet Mary.
One student who helped with this year's party says its an experience that enriches the lives of everyone taking part.
"My favorite part is the connections you make. These people come and you don't really know them to begin with but you start pouring them coffee and start talking and learn their names and favorite colors and it's just pretty special to make those connections, especially when you see them year after year. It's a special friendship that forms." said BCU senior Jamie Jacobsen.
After the meal and gift-giving, the Briar Cliff Singers led the party in a festive holiday sing-a-long.