Sharing cocoa and carols to get in the holiday spirit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Senior pastor Christy Hallenbeck Ask helped organize a ‘Carols and Cocoa’ event at Good Samaritan Society National Campus.

“Just as folks are celebrating the holiday season with their families at home, we wanted to create that atmosphere for our work family as well, we talk a lot about our Sanford and Good Sam family, we spend a lot of time together and so wanted to have a really fun few minutes around the piano,” senior pastor, Christy Hallenbeck Ask said.

“Music has always been a part of what we do here at Good Samaritan, so I started as administrator and played for residents and now I play here when called upon,” said Tom Syverson, director of government relations.

“We recognize people celebrate the holiday season in lots of different and diverse ways and we celebrate that at Sanford and Good Sam so part of our hope this morning is we are creating an environment everyone feels welcome in to come and enjoy some cookies, cocoa, and carols together,” Hallenbeck Ask said.

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