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A toddler draws a picture at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Headquarters and Support Battalion Holiday Jubilee at the Goettge Field House Dec. 6. There were many family-friendly events to partake in, including a face-painting station and a drawing table, an area to get pictures taken, and a clown who blew up animal balloons for children.

Photo by Lance Cpl. Scott W. Whiting

HQSPTBn Holiday Jubilee provides fun for all ages

6 Dec 2012 | Lance Cpl. Scott W. Whiting

Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune held their annual holiday jubilee Dec. 6 aboard MCB Camp Lejeune for a night of holiday festivities for the whole family.

The Christmas-decorated Goettge Field House was full of face-painting stations, drawing tables, balloons, food and even Santa Claus made an appearance. Each patron was given a raffle ticket at the door and prizes were given out throughout the evening.

The night’s main event featured Chris Bays and Neal Chamberlain, two North Carolina magicians who put on quite the show for jubilee attendees. They enlisted the assistance of Lt. Col. David Bardorf, the commanding officer of HQSPTBn, for many of their feats. For their finale, they suspended a young girl in mid-air, leaving the crowd wondering how they did it.

After the magic show and prize were disseminations, families went home happy, with their stomachs full of food and their faces full of paint after a free night of enjoyment.