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The Community Gathers
December 10, 2016 @ 7:29 AM by: Richard Steinecke

There is really only one day when the broader Oasis community gathers together. Sure, much of the community is there for the spring and fall happenings, but those are task orientated events. It is only at the Christmas celebration that program participants, staff, volunteers, donors and other supporters get together with the purpose of mingling, sharing, eating, and celebrating. And this year it was particularly special. The Spanish Seniors meeting and expo literally involved dancing. The highlight was when the performing dancers brought the audience to the front to join in. During the English program the choir included members from every constituency of the Oasis community. The recognition of volunteers was particularly poignant. An inspiring message from Tim McCoy capped off the evening. Days later we are still talking about it. The community had truly gathered.

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