Sack city

December 9, 2008 at 10:50 pm 2 comments

We’re preparing for our 3rd annual Sack City party, which will happen several evenings next week.  What?  You don’t have Sack City at your house? 

Several years ago, husband wanted to give the kids at church a Christmas treat.  Santa always comes to see them the last service before Christmas and brings them a surpise, but husband wanted to do something extra.  So he bought fruit, candy, and nuts and loaded everything into 50 plain brown bags—the kind Santa gave out after the parade in Wakita when he was kid.  🙂

The kids at church loved it, and the grownups were jealous.  So last year we doubled up and made up 100 of them, and some of the grownups got one.  Again, the kids loved it, and the grownups ALL wanted one. So this year, we are making up 300-400 so that everyone can have a sack from Santa.  They are so simple yet so nostalgic for us older folks.

Getting them ready is quite a production.  We line up as many empty sacks on our 9′ dining table as will fit, we each grab a bag of something, and then we go round and round the table until all of the sacks have one of that particular item.  Then we repeat.  And repeat again.  And repeat again…until all of the sacks have one of everything.

I hope this year goes well.  That’s a lot of sacks!  (Or in my case, a lot of snacks…because everyone knows that Santa never delivers broken peanut clusters!)  🙂

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  • 1. Cheri  |  December 10, 2008 at 9:01 am

    Sack City is a great idea. The Aline Methodist Church has done that since I was little and this year they brought Dennis and I a sack. Great memories. C

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  • 2. okwriter2  |  December 10, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    Wasn’t it cool, Cheri? Husband ordered all the fruit and some of the candy today, and we’ll start buying peanut clusters in a few days. It’s amazing how many of those darn things “accidentally” hit the floor and have to be eaten while we work filling sacks. 🙂

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