MCCS Happenings 
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

Black Friday Block Party!
29 November 2019

The Parris Island MCX hosted their first every Black Friday Block Party on 29 November 2019, from 0400-0500.

Over 150 people showed up, and waited for the store to open. To keep everyone awake, there was a live D.J., free coffee, and gift card giveaways every 5 minutes ranging up to $250.

Black Friday sales will continue past this weekend, so make sure you stop by the Parris Island MCX!

Photos by: Courtney Bethel | Story by: Courtney Bethel
Parris Island Library Grand Re-Opening
19 November 2019

After months of hard work, the MCRD Parris Island Library has re-opened their doors!

After the ribbon cutting, patrons were free to walk around, jump on computers, and talk to the staff about all of the new improvements. Make sure you swing by and check them out for yourself.

The MCRD Parris Island Library is located on the second floor of the Douglas Visitor’s Center.

Photos by: Courtney Bethel | Story by: Courtney Bethel