Foster Children Experience the Holidays at Winter Wonderland

Clearwater, FL, December 22, 2018 --( On December 15th, the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization and Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) held a special event at Downtown Clearwater’s Winter Wonderland for foster children and families. The over 230 guests enjoyed the usual Winter Wonderland activities with a special present giveaway. Winter Wonderland is located at Osceola Courtyard on the corner of N. Fort Harrison Ave. and Drew Street.

Winter Wonderland is a winter-themed village with over 100,000 lights covering the nearly 100 live Christmas trees, buildings and stage. Winter Wonderland is open three weeks each year for the Holiday Season in Downtown Clearwater.

The children participated in the many activities including, arts and crafts with Mrs. Claus, pictures with Santa and his elves, pet baby animals, ride ponies and the Winter Wonderland train, slide down the 20-foot slide, jump in Winter Wonderland’s bouncy house and take a spin on the human gyroscope.

“This is a very important annual event for us,” said Ms. Clemence Chevrot, Director of the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center. “Every child should have a holiday season to enjoy and remember. In L. Ron Hubbard’s book The Way to Happiness, he wrote, ‘today’s children will become tomorrow’s civilization.’”

Outside of this special event, Winter Wonderland will be open every day from 6pm to 9pm through December 22nd, except on Mondays and Tuesdays. Admission is free but there is a small charge for some activities and the food items in the Hot Chocolate Shop (cash-only transactions).

For more information about Winter Wonderland or the Clearwater Community Volunteers, please visit or call the CCV Center at (727) 316-5309.

About the Clearwater Community Volunteers

Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) is a non-profit, charitable organization made up entirely of volunteers and was founded by parishioners of the Church of Scientology in Clearwater. CCV produces the “Ginormous Easter Egg Hunt” in Coachman Park in Clearwater every spring, Fashions with Flair fundraiser fashion show and Winter Wonderland. CCV gets their inspiration from Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard’s article, “Love and Help Children” in his book The Way to Happiness. CCV has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past 25 years for charities such as Nourish to Flourish, Shriners Hospitals for Children Tampa, Boys and Girls Club of the Suncoast, Homeless Empowerment Program, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Police Athletic League and The Children's Home, Inc., the oldest orphanage in Tampa.
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