The opening ceremony at Operation Christmas Child’s distribution center here in Charlotte took place on Friday, December 6th.
Third grade students from United Faith Christian Academy were selected to perform two songs as part of the ceremony. UFCA was the only school selected to participate in the ceremony and this was indeed a special time for the young boys and girls.
The ceremony included a message of encouragement from Franklin Graham, a time of sharing by North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, and a special visit by Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin.
In the coming weeks thousands of volunteers (including UFCA High School Students) will be packing more than 2 million shoebox gifts at the south Charlotte warehouse to distribute to children around the world.
A special thanks to Mrs. Vought and Mrs. Roman, as well as the parents of UFCA who allowed our third grade students to have this special opportunity and memory.
More photos will be posted in the UFCA Photo Gallery in the coming days.