Holiday Spirit Comes to The Leaven

NorthBay Healthcare elves joined with community leaders Dec. 14 as they delivered holiday cheer to The Leaven on Dana Drive in Fairfield.

Youngsters at the center were treated to crafts and snacks and listened as Fairfield Vice Mayor Chuck Timm and County Supervisor Jim Spering read "The Night Before Christmas." Then came the countdown and lighting of the facility's Christmas tree.Fairfield Police Chief Randy Fedd visits with student at The Leaven on Dana Drive.

Those on hand credited the youngsters for their hard work throughout the year, including NorthBay Vice President of Public Affairs Steve Huddleston who thanked the students for taking such good care of the Dana Drive location, which offers youth a safe place to go after school when parents are still at work. Operating costs to run the program are covered by NorthBay Healthcare through the Community Benefit Program and The Leaven staffs and operates the center.