With a jingle of bells and a shake of reindeer antlers Santa landed in Newark at The Apostles’ House, much to the delight of a room filled with children and parents ready to ring in the holiday season. The occasion was the annual Doll League Children’s Christmas Party, now in its 61st year of bringing Santa, music, toys and Warren the Clown to little kids eager to enjoy a day of food and fun with The Dolls. This year's holiday celebration included more than 65 children and parents and featured a pizza party, magic tricks and a dance contest for the little ones.
The first thing Santa did when he arrived at Newark Educators Community Charter School on Dec. 9 was check his list to see who was naughty and who was nice. Much to the delight of the children and parents assembled at the school for snacks, dancing, magic and plain old clowning around, every child made the cut, which means they all opened this joyous season with gifts from Santa’s loaded bag.
Detroit Dolls Chapter Founder Roz Miller (second from left) welcomed visiting New York Dolls Linda Gowie, Barbara Marsan and Lesley Crosson to the Detroit Dolls' Masquerade Ball, held Nov. 4, 2018 at the Westin Hotel in
Southfield, MI. Established in 1989, the chapter has contributed grants to help community organizations throughout the Detroit area. Proceeds from this event will help provide shelters for victims of domestic violence.
Following The "Doll League 60th Anniversary Diamond Ball" on April 29, 2018, the league contributed $5,000 to Meharry Medical College, increasing to $50,000 the league's endowed scholarship at the school. The gala celebrated the league's six decades of philanthropy and hands-on community work in New York and New Jersey. A highlight of the evening was the presentation of crystal sculptures to past members to recognize and honor their years of service.
Save the date and make plans to join us at Seasons in Washington Township, N.J on Sunday, April 29 for "The Doll League 60th Anniversary Diamond Ball," a black-tie gala evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing to the music of The Dimension Band featuring Valerie Adams.
It was fun and games, topped off by a visit from Santa, when some 80 kids and their parents joined The Doll League for the group's Annual Children's Christmas Party, hosted on Dec. 9 at the Prophetic Church of God in Paterson, N.J.
"This is the 59th year that Doll League members have shared holiday cheer with a group of young people from one of communities by planning an afternoon of pizza, magic games and tricks, and Santa. It is one of our most cherished activities and we consider it the official kickoff of the holiday season," said Doll League President Ann Guillory. Our thanks to the wonderful people of the Prophetic Church of God for helping to make the party such a great time for all.
The holiday season is upon us and the Dolls are busy as elves getting ready for Santa’s visit to the league’s annual Children’s Christmas Party. Over the next few weeks Dolls will be wrapping gifts, preparing food and selecting music for the upcoming extravaganza. When the big day, December 9, arrives, The Doll League will host an afternoon of fun, food, frolic and gifts for about 50 children and their parents at a Paterson, N.J. church. It is sure to be a highlight of this season of wonder and joy for Dolls and children alike.
Meet our newest Dolls: We recently inducted three new members into The Doll League. Join us in welcoming Diane Ashley, Kenetta Bailey Hayes and Sheri Spears, all of whom share The Doll League's commitment to serving the community by volunteering our time and talent to help our young people reach their fullest potential.