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Kleeman Community Center Christmas Outreach Program

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – Tuesday, December 13th, the Kleeman Community Center was filled with hopeful children awaiting Santa Claus to grace them with an early appearance.

The program was organized by Kleeman Community Center Director Tonya Wacker, who had this to say, “It’s unfortunate for some members of our community that this will be the only taste of Christmas they will be able to experience. My desire is to spread hope and holiday cheer to uplift their spirits.”

Children listen to a reading of the "Polar Express" at the Kleeman Community Center Tuesday.
Children listen to a reading of the "Polar Express" at the Kleeman Community Center Tuesday.

In addition to allowing the children to take photos with a very enthusiastic Santa, LEAP Board President Tamira Cole captivated the children’s attention by reading the “Polar Express”. As the children listened intently, Kleeman staff and LEAP youth volunteers distributed snacks.

One parent of three children was on the brink of tears as she expressed her appreciation for the Kleeman Center putting the program on. The innocent smile on the children’s faces seemed to rival the Christmas lights display on the Riverwalk.

Richard Garrett
Richard Garretthttp://leaporg.net/
City Councilman Richard "Reason" Garrett has gained extensive business knowledge and negotiating skills as the Executive Director of the LEAP Organization.  LEAP Org provides youth development services.  As a licensed realtor for Keller Williams Realty, he is known for his tenacity, perseverance, honesty, and fairness.  A proud APSU alum, Richard graduated with Honors with a Bachelors in Public Management.
Richard is a former active duty Marine, father of 4, and a husband with strong ties to the community. He is a graduate of Leadership Clarksville and a member of Clarksville Rotary, Clarksville Area Ministerial Association, Chamber of Commerce, Clarksville Association of Realtors Public Relations & Charity Relations Committees, and Clarksville Community Partners Group.
For more information on Richard visit www.reason4clarksville.com. He can be contacted directly at 931-378-0500 or via email
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