9th Annual Christmas Wonderland
The First Step Back Home (FSBH) Ninth Annual Christmas Wonderland, held December 16, 2017, happened on a gloriously sunny, warm winter day and more than 540 people came out for the festivities at the Wentzville United Methodist Church. 352 needy people from 119 families registered for gifts, filled laundry baskets, and diapers/wipes and personal care items. Only 21% of those attending were FSBH clients, all the others came from the community, having heard about the event from a variety of promotional efforts. In addition to the homeless and working poor, 194 people from the community representing 14 churches, 9 community groups and 6 businesses were on hand throughout the day or contributed items for the success of the event.