Santa Sightings Around the Mountain

  • Santa visited Frazier Park School just before winter vacation. Catlyn Moser sports the white beard and Kelsy Zumga plays the title role in the play Olive the Other Reindeer.

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    Santa visited Frazier Park School just before winter vacation. Catlyn Moser sports the white beard and Kelsy Zumga plays the title role in the play Olive the Other Reindeer.

  • Santa at Chatterpillar Toys, Gifts and Balloonsdelights Cruz Noller.

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    Santa at Chatterpillar Toys, Gifts and Balloonsdelights Cruz Noller.

  • Busy elves made Christmas decorations and drank hot cocoa at Chatterpillar Toys, Gifts & Balloons with Michi’s Magic Bookshelf Craft Club.

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    Busy elves made Christmas decorations and drank hot cocoa at Chatterpillar Toys, Gifts & Balloons with Michi’s Magic Bookshelf Craft Club.

 Merry Christmas • Happy Holy Days Feliz Navidad • Joyeux Noël

A young Santa sat in his sleigh pondering. Around him stood his merry team of reindeer and one very special dog. Young actors and actresses performed “Olive, the Other Reindeer” for family and friends. The tale is about a little dog who is very excited about Christmas and who wants to help Santa Claus.

After hearing that one of the nine reindeer has injured its leg, Olive sets out to help the team.

Kelsy Zumga played Olive while Catlyn Moser played a very jolly Santa. Jessy Jolivette was a very cool Rudolf.

Second grade teachers Anna Hughes and Susan Edwards (who wrote the play based on the book) watched proudly as their students performed December 17, the last day of school before winter break.Hughes commented, “The children worked very hard reading their parts and they did a wonderful job!”

Afterward, students prepared for the holiday season by celebrating in their classrooms.
—Reported by Sara Woerter

Magic Bookshelf Craft Club

Santa and eleven little elves came to join Michi’s Magic Bookshelf Craft Club at Chatterpillar Toys, Gifts & Balloons. Michi Knight read the Christmas classic tale, Polar Express out loud. The children made crafts, enjoyed hot cocoa and ate cookies.

Jingle bell necklaces and pine cone reindeer ornaments were on the craft menu, and children also enjoyed making their own creations. “They came up with some adorable creations, like birds made from feathers and jingle bells,” Knight reports.

Some nice grandparents from the San Fernando Valley brought their grandchildren after reading the article in The New Mountain Pioneer last week. Chatterpillar also has a wonderful selection of Christmas items, and a lot of them are on sale. There is even a “two for one” rack in front of the store. —Michi Knight

 

This is part of the December 24, 2010 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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