Over 100 local supporters and friends seeking a traditional Christmas atmosphere in anticipation of the coming of the Christ Child attended the 17th annual Christmas Open House, held at the national headquarters of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania on December 20.
Visitors toured the grounds and the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Building where the TFP offices are located. Despite a huge snowstorm the day before, many local friends and neighbors came for the visit.
Most of the program was at the headquarters’ historic main house built in 1911. In a special atmosphere decorated for the coming Christmas celebration, the guests enjoyed ham, turkey, cheese, breads and hot apple cider. Four fortunate families took home small gingerbread houses. A raffle was also held which included a beautiful statue of the Christ Child, the Prince of Peace.
As in years past, all sang Christmas carols in one of the main rooms to the accompaniment of keyboard, brass and violin. An intricately decorated Nativity Scene dominated the main hall.
It was an opportunity for old friends and new to celebrate with true Christmas spirit the coming of the Christ Child, Who finds so many souls closed to Him in today’s world.