Children Celebrate The Right To Play At "Holiday In The Park" In Downtown Clearwater

The holiday season provides youth with an excellent excuse to practice their human rights, namely the right to play.

Clearwater, FL (I-Newswire) December 26, 2013 - On the anniversary of the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights - 60 children and their families came to the Fort Harrison Walking Park to celebrate their right to play, (per article 24 of the Declaration).

Helping them celebrate were actors from the East Coast Golden Age Theater - Kathy Swiegart and Dylan Cefail. They performed the classic story "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." As the show was wrapping up, Santa Claus snuck up on the actors to the surprise and delight of the children.

He then invited the children to follow him to his chair, where the children lined up to tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas. The children were then each presented with a 2 1/2 foot tall teddy bear.

The bears, donated by the Church of Scientology Religious Trust, were eagerly scooped up by the children, some of whom were only a little taller than the bears they carried. Youth for Human Rights members helped Santa with the distribution, and also to direct the children to the hot cocoa and cookies after the visit with Santa.

The children came from the Greenwood Neighborhood and the Community Learning Center, (CLC), and ranged in ages from one to twelve years old. The CLC has been tutoring children throughout Pinellas and Hillsborough County for nearly twenty years. The CLC also gave out free books to encourage the children to read.

Lisa Mansell, Community Affairs Director for the Church, said that this event, in addition to the on-going Winter Wonderland, is a way for the Church of Scientology to contribute to the community. She also cited how Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard used to donate a 60-foot Christmas tree every year to the children of Hollywood, a tradition that has continued to the present day.

Youth for Human Rights Florida (YHR) is a chapter of Youth for Human Rights International, a non-profit organization with a unique video-based educational program based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Scientologists sponsor this program, which educates people on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

About Church of Scientology, Flag Service Organization

The Church of Scientology, Flag Service Organization is the international religious headquarters for   More.. Scientology.

Developed by L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology is a religion that offers a precise path leading to a complete and certain understanding of one's true spiritual nature and one's relationship to self, family, groups, Mankind, all life forms, the material universe, the spiritual universe and the Supreme Being.

Scientology addresses the spirit—not the body or mind—and believes that Man is far more than a product of his environment, or his genes.

Scientology comprises a body of knowledge which extends from certain fundamental truths. Prime among these are:

Man is an immortal spiritual being.

His experience extends well beyond a single lifetime.

His capabilities are unlimited, even if not presently realized.

Scientology further holds Man to be basically good, and that his spiritual salvation depends upon himself, his fellows and his attainment of brotherhood with the universe.Less..

Contact Information

Church of Scientology, Flag Service Organization
Lisa Mansell
503 Cleveland Street
Clearwater, FL
Phone : 727-467-6860


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