MCCS Happenings
Parris Island Weapons MCX 24 Micro Mart
17 December 2019

Marine Corps Community Services, South Carolina has opened MCX 24, a new micro mart at Weapons Battalion on Parris Island.

The convenient, do-it-yourself store consists of open shelves, coolers, and freezers that allow Marines and authorized patrons to grab, scan, buy, and go to help better meet the needs of the busy military lifestyle.

Stop by for a quick snack to recharge any time day or night. This location is open 24 hours, 7 days a week to meet your needs!

Photos by: Issam Ouarkoub | Story by: Sarhi Wiggins
Santa at the Libraries
11 & 12 December 2019

The MCAS Beaufort and MCRD Parris Island Libraries hosted their annual Santa at the Libraries on 11 & 12 December 2019.

Children lined up to get their photos taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus, then received a special present from Mrs. Claus.

Photos by: Courtney Bethel | Story by: Courtney Bethel
CO’s Tree Lighting Ceremony
7 December 2019

MCAS Marine Corps Family Team Building hosted the CO’s Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, 7 December 2019.

It was a beautiful night for families to come out and enjoy hot cocoa and take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The tree will be up until the end of December at the Laurel Bay Family Services Center, so make sure you stop by and see it!

Photos by: Courtney Bethel | Story by: Courtney Bethel

EFMP Cookies & Cocoa with Santa!
5 December 2019

Over 80 children and adults showed up to EFMP’s Cookies & Cocoa with Santa on 5 December 2019.

Children listened to a Christmas story while enjoying their cookies and hot cocoa, and a holiday movie was playing in the background. After the story, it was time for presents and pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Each child got their photo taken with Santa, then received a special gift from Mrs. Claus that left them with a smile on their face.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in the area for the next two weeks so make sure you keep an eye out for their next appearance!

Photos by: Courtney Bethel | Story by: Courtney Bethel

MCRD Polar Express
3 December 2019

MCRD MCFTB hosted their annual Polar Express on 3 December 2019.

Hundreds of families showed up to participate in this time honored tradition, where they traveled around Parris Island enjoying all of the holiday themes and decorations provided by the battalions. Santa and Mrs. Claus were there taking pictures, and giving out a bell to all of the children who still believe in the magic of Christmas. Children were also able to write a letter to Santa, and enjoy hot cocoa and cookies before the ride. While enjoying all of the stops on the train, families were able to vote on their favorite display. Support Battalion came in first place, winning $600 for their Unit Funds.

Santa will be making a few more stops around Parris Island and MCAS Beaufort before heading back to the North Pole, so keep an eye out for upcoming events!

Photos by: Sarhi Wiggins | Story by: Sarhi Wiggins