Candy Outfitters, with volunteers from the Five Hills Scholarship Pageant, will host a free family fun event from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at 185 W. Business U.S. Highway 190, suite 1, in Copperas Cove.
The event will feature caroling karaoke, prizes and ornament making. Attendees of all ages will be able to craft ornaments that will be donated to Copperas Cove Nursing and Rehabilitation. Supplies are from WillyBe Event Services.
This year, 77 seniors from Copperas Cove Nursing and Rehabilitation received an angel to place on their tree along with five wishes.
Candy Outfitters will fulfill one of the wishes with candy and the homemade ornaments.
For each ornament made for the senior favor bags, attendees will be given a raffle ticket to be entered in a prize raffle.
Guests will also earn one raffle ticket for each carol sung in karaoke.
In addition to making ornaments for the senior residents, guests will be able to make their own ornaments.
Candy Outfitters is a veteran-owned business that offers an ever-growing assortment of fresh, delicious candies with more than 1,200 varieties of in-store candy.
Husband and wife duo Jennifer and Mike White run the sweet shop with their children Brooke and Brandon.
“We want to get the community involved with this event, people love to help,” said Jennifer White. “This event is about teaching people the joy of giving. It means so much more during the holidays because everyone needs a little touch of kindness.”
All donations will be given to Copperas Cove Nursing and Rehabilitation to fund the senior Christmas party.
“We like to be very transparent with our business,” continued Jennifer White. “We want people to know that they are giving back to the community while bringing awareness, volunteering, relieving stress, and getting everyone together.”
This is the second year Candy Outfitters has held the event.