Mrs. and Mr. Santa Claus (played by Town Councilman John Barber, Jr.) with the Honorable Jack Eggleston.
Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus came early this year to the 2016 Dresden holiday party on Saturday because so many children have been good in Dresden this year. A large crowd attended and enjoyed the festivities.
Linda Barber (left – above picture) who every year works diligently to make this party happen, including going out and purchasing the presents, drinks, and whatever else is needed, making sure the Town Hall is set up, and lastly, bringing Santa to the Party.
The Honorable Town Justice Jack Eggleston, (center – above picture) (who every year somehow manages to get a room full of parents and kids to enjoy the festivities including cookies and juices, reads the “Twas’ the Night Before Christmas”, leads the singing of Christmas Carols and introduces Santa Claus. This Christmas, Mrs. Claus came to the party as well.
Julie Barber, (right – above picture) wife of Councilman, John Barber, Jr. and part-owner of Apple Hill Orchards, who managed to help Mrs. Claus give Santa the presents for the kids (Mrs. Claus is getting so old, she had a hard time remembering which child got which toy) plus, Julie also jumped back and took pictures of each child with Santa.
Some of the decorations.
Mrs. Santa Claus, (portrayed by Helen Goodwin) when the original Mrs. Claus could not get to the annual Dresden Christmas party due to the inclement weather, stands with the presents given to the children at the party.
Reading of “The Night Before Christmas.”
Town Councilman Allen Wilbur with wife (and Town Clerk) Marcie Wilbur and their grandchildren.
Children who won door prizes received a 2016 Teddy Bear with $$ in a card and adults received a gift certificate to Historic Grounds restaurant in Whitehall in a Christmas coffee mug.
Many thanks to those who made this party such a huge success!!