Christmastime was a little bit brighter this year for 24 grandchildren and 20 grandparents who enjoyed a traditional Christmas dinner together hosted by Cambridge Holiday Inn and the Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise.

Rotarians provided a gift for each child and a framed photo of each family taken with Santa and his elves.

Thanks to the generosity of the family of the late Muriel Gordon, there are three door prizes of gift cards for local shops for the grandparents.

The Cambridge chapter of CANGRANDS supports grandparents in our community who are raising their grandchildren, and is organized though the Cambridge Self Help Food Bank. The group began with the direction of Betty Cornelius of the CANGRANDS organization -- an independent, not-for-profit organization which carries out activities to empower Kin caregiver families who raise grandchildren. CANGRANDS works to overcome the inequalities and injustices which exist within society for Kin caregivers families who are raising theirs or someone else’s children.

As a special event, Cambridge Holiday Inn provides a traditional Christmas dinner for the group at their hotel.

Merry Christmas everyone!