By Jeffery Smith jsmith@the-leader.com

CORNING - Santa Claus showed up in style Thursday handing out presents to about 55 Winfield students at the Senior Center Kindergarten Christmas Party.

The event featured a chance for kindergarteners to decorate cookies, listen to Christmas stories meet Santa and several other activities.

“I think everything really went well,” said Chuck King, director at the Senior Center. “Everyone had a good time, from the kindergarten students, to the seniors and the staff. We all enjoyed it.”

Stacey Griffin, a Winfield kindergarten teacher, called the Christmas Party “a wonderful gift to the children.”

“There were just so many activities,” Griffin said. “It was nice for the students and the seniors as well. It gave them a chance to give back to us and for us to give back to the community.”

Hunter Michael-Akins, a kindergarten student, said he really likes frosting the cookies.

“It was a lot of fun,” Michael-Akins said.

Kindergarten student Taylor Slingerland also said she likes making cookies and putting sprinkles on top, but she was waiting to see Santa Claus.

“I’m watching for Santa Claus,” said Slingerland moments before old Saint Nick arrived.

Verna Beck, 88, said the kindergarten students certainly weren’t the only people enjoying their time at the Christmas Party.

“I think it’s been wonderful,” Beck said. “We should do this every year. We’re all enjoying it because we’re all young kids at heart.”