On Friday, December 12th, hundreds of guests braved the driving rain to attend the 40th annual holiday celebration at the Community United
Church of Christ, hosted by the Mental Health Association of San Mateo County.
For many of the guests, this party is their only holiday celebration. MHA made it a festive event with a traditional holiday meal, gifts from Santa (who looks younger every year) and Mrs. Claus, music courtesy of a DJ, and lots of dancing. MHA board members, staff members, and volunteers prepared the meal, decorated the hall, and served the guests.