ROME N.Y.- Monday night was a special night at the Rome Rescue Mission, as it was the annual Christmas Party.
Representatives from the Rome Verizon Wireless Cellular Sales Store were on hand for the fifth straight year to donate their time and serve food to those at the Rome Rescue Mission.
There was also live music, and face painting as well as a special appearance from Santa Claus.
Rick Loreto the Manager of the Verizon Store says it's great to give back to the community every year.
"Oh this is great I love being able to connect with our community and being able to help out in any way we can. We just love that we can give back and help out and do everything that we can to do our part in the community." says Loreto.
Everyone who came to the party was able to enjoy a dinner, and children were able to see Santa Claus.