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Local organization hosts holiday event for high-risk children

Posted at 11:46 AM, Dec 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-07 11:46:31-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Families who have children with life-threatening conditions have essentially been in quarantine since the pandemic began. But one organization gave some of those families a chance to safely get out of the house and enjoy some holiday fun.

On Sunday, The Indiana Chapter of "A Kid Again" allowed around 350 people from at-risk families to visit the Conner Prairie walking lights display.

The health department approved the plans for the event, and everyone was required to wear masks. There were also timed entries and social distancing.

"So far it's been really cool! I just got done talking with Santa, and next, I'm going to go outside and look at the Christmas lights," Braden Tamosaitis said. "This is the first time I've been out of the house since March, and been able to do anything, outside of school."

The Indiana Pacers and Jakks Pacific also provided toys for the event. Each kid was able to take a toy home.