Carlisle Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) group meeting was held Dec. 16, 2013 at the old Carlisle Band Room.

Students enjoyed doing songs, stories and finger plays provided by Lynnette Ward with Carlisle Public Library. The children also had a special visitor from the North Pole. They each got to sit on Santa’s lap and tell him all their Christmas wishes.

For craft, the children and their parent each made a Christmas frame to put their pictures with Santa in it. Students also enjoyed different learning centers of literacy and math.

Will Corter won the appreciation gift. There were 15 children who attended the meeting, Kylie McClain, Summer Parks, Jessa Arkless, Fisher Thaxton, Gracie Campbell, Brody Martin, Will Corter, Mason Boyle, Lily Bennett, Luke Caviness, Gracen Ingle, Kimora Bogard, Tessa Sanders, Sawyer Stephenson, and Baylor Hauk.

The next group meeting will be held Feb. 17 at the old Carlisle Band Room.