|Santa is coming to town this Saturday, and staying for a week of visits with children.|
The Jolly Old Elf paid a brief visit to the community for the Christmas parade back on Dec. 4, but he’s been busy elsewhere until this weekend’s events.
Youngsters are invited to have breakfast with Santa on Saturday at the Elks Lodge, in an event hosted by The Boys and Girls Club of Langlade County.
Serving will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. with youngsters 11 and under invited to visit with Santa, enjoy breakfast with their family and receive a free gift.
Reservations were due earlier this week.
“We’re expecting close to 200 people,” Liz Stickney, director of development and marketing for the club, said.
The event is co-sponsored by the Elks Lodge and is made possible through a grant from the National Elks Foundation.
On Sunday, Santa will begin a week of visits at the Langlade County Historical Museum, one of his favorite places.
He will be available for visits with children on Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m.; next Thursday and Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 21 and 22 from 1 to 4 p.m.
His stay at the museum is made possible by Langlade County Historical Society volunteers and the Antigo Daily Journal.
Program Director Dave Corcoran and Operations Coordinator Hilary Messer-Franz, both of the Boys & Girls Club of Langlade County, are shown putting together gift bags for children who will be attending Saturday’s Breakfast with Santa.