Equipment manufacturer JCB played host recently to its annual “Christmas Extravaganza” at the Lady Bamford Center in Savannah, Georgia, home to JCB’s U.S. operations. The company is based in the United Kingdom.
Operated by Wesley Community Centers of Savannah, the Lady Bamford Center provides education and social skills development to children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age.
To kick off the event, Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived in a special JCB sleigh powered by a JCB 3CX backhoe loader. Santa, Mrs. Claus and a number of elves (portrayed by JCB executives and staff) presented each child with a gift provided by the company. The event also included story-time with Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves, and Christmas carols sung by the Lady Bamford Center children.
“We all look forward to the Christmas Extravaganza each year, and we truly enjoy being a part of such a worthwhile event,” said Thom Peebles, vice president of marketing for JCB North America. “The Christmas season is such a special time, and it’s heartwarming to see the wonder and joy present in the eyes of these young children.”
All of us at JCB are honored to be a part of holiday memories that many of these children will enjoy for a lifetime.”
The Lady Bamford Center offers priority admission to children from homeless and low-income families, as well as children with physical, mental or emotional challenges. The center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), a credential held by fewer than 8 percent of all early childhood centers in the United States.