The Cardinal Den was as busy as Santa's workshop Thursday evening, at least for a little while.
Presents were being wrapped and sorted. Gifts for girls went to one table, gifts for boys to another. Chairs and tables were rearranged in anticipation of the arrival of children and a special guest, Santa Claus.
The kids showed up first, trickling in one, two, three, four at a time with their parents and grandparents. How many children? We aren't sure. We lost count somewhere around 50.