On Monday, December 21, Santa and Mrs. Claus joined with riders from the Equestrian Center at Beverly Farm for a holiday parade through the Beverly Farm campus. Residents and staff turned out to see the North Pole’s famous couple and the Equestrian Center’s beautiful horses on a sunny and mild December afternoon.

“We’re thrilled that Santa and Mrs. Claus could take time out of their busy December schedule to stop by Beverly Farm to participate in our parade,” said Sandra Ferris, Interim Executive Director. “It was a fun kickoff to Christmas week. The holiday parade made for an enjoyable afternoon for our residents and staff alike, as well as the riders and horses from our Equestrian Center who had the privilege of accompanying our two guests of honor on their float along our parade route visiting all the homes on our campus.”

The next time Santa visits Godfrey, he will be delivering gifts on Christmas Eve to everyone on his “nice” list. With any luck that will include most (if not all) the members of the Beverly Farm extended family. Happy Holidays!

To view more photos from the Holiday parade, see our related Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/BeverlyFarmFDN/photos/pcb.2797287400514035/2797285907180851

About Beverly Farm

Beverly Farm was founded in 1897 by Dr. William H.C. Smith and his wife, Elizabeth to establish a caring home, socialization, proper medical care, healthy diet, physical exercise, education, recreation and meaningful work for people living with developmental disabilities.  Today it is a planned community that looks and feels like a neighborhood. There are homes; a recreation center with a pool; an equestrian center; medical services; therapies, and much more. Nearly 400 individuals who live with intellectual or developmental disabilities call Beverly Farm home. We challenge and encourage them to live their best life.

The mission of Beverly Farm is to provide a loving, caring home for adults with developmental disabilities, providing each individual with physical and emotional security and a dignified quality of life, with opportunities and challenges, within each individual’s functional capabilities.