Christmas season + a desire to meet more of the local community = CW staff organizing the 1st Annual Camp Wawona Community Christmas Party. Year one set the bar high with the lodge rivaling Santa's house with Christmas decor. Party activities included sugar cookie decorating, face painting, a christmas ornament craft, ping-pong, various table games, and the option of a "Romantic Mule Ride" featuring a Kawasaki Mule decorated with branches and christmas lights. And what would a party be without excellent food? Camp Staff combined their culinary skills to impress party goers with such delicacies as a Holiday Cheese Ball with crackers, an assortment of holiday shaped Vegan Chicken Salad and Egg Salad Sandwiches, Muddy Buddies, Rice Crispy Treats, a Veggie Platter, Festive Punch, and a variety of Hot Drinks. A few guests added to the menu by bringing fresh ginger bread. Beginning at 4 pm, Wawona residents partied like it was 2009 until 8 pm but didn't depart before hearing some live christmas carols by camp staff and even a round of "Jingle Bells" performed by a young community member. By the end of the evening new friendships had been made and the Christmas spirit had officially been ushered into the Wawona Community. Pictures are below.