The Grinch Visits USO Kansas

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A military child gleefully looks up to the Grinch for a magical moment at USO Kansas.

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A military family has a surprise visit from the Grinch at USO Kansas.

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Military children are greeted by the Grinch at USO Kansas.

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A military family happily awaits their turn to meet the Grinch at USO Kansas.

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A military dependent is challenging the Grinch to a staring contest at USO Kansas.

He’s a mean one…Mr. Grinch! Or is he? It looks like the Grinch’s heart grew three times bigger than before! He decided to visit all the little whos of Fort Riley to spread some holiday cheer.

USO Kansas hosts an annual Grinchmas event to provide a unique holiday experience for the tiniest members of the military community and their families. This exceptional program starts with the warmest welcome from the USO’s volunteers and staff members who are so eager to make the day special! As the military families are awaiting their visit with the Grinch, a showing of the movie is provided in a very Suessical room with a Grinch tree and spectacular décor. Alas, the excited children and service members start their journey with their magical moment with the Grinch! Walking through Whoville, military families look for him as he climbs out of his humble home on Mount Crumpit. With the visit of hundreds of children and military members, the Grinch witnessed many smiles, squeals, and very little screams. To end the delightful adventure, each child left USO Kansas with a bag full of candy canes and a craft courtesy of the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library. It was the most perfect way to end the special visit!

To find more of our magical and special programs, please visit our programs tab for more information and registration.

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