Loads of holiday jollies at Family Fun Day




Students of Diane Partington’s Studio of Classical Ballet of Sarasota perform for guests of the center’s Family Fun Day Dec. 7. Dancers performed selections from the Nutcracker, which will be showing at the Sarasota Opera House Dec. 21-22.


Gingerbread houses created by local businesses were on display for fun day attendees to admire and vote for their favorite.


Scott Dell of the center greets Chuck Lester and Joey Lester at the annual event they sponsor for “family fun.”


Santa arrives to Fun Day Dec. 7 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center aboard a West Manatee Fire Rescue firetruck, where children anxiously await his arrival.


Family Fun Day ballet dancers pose with Santa while other children and their families form a line to get a word and photo with the jolly fat man on a visit from the North Pole to AMI.


The Manatee High School drum line leads Santa on his arrival by firetruck to his seat on center stage in the AMICC gym.


Santa greets children and their families as he passes through the lobby of the community center on his way to his seat on the stage accompanied by the Manatee High School drum line.

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