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Friday at Centennial Square, Santa comes to town

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand Friday at Centennial Square–Santa to hear Christmas lists and Mrs. Claus to read a story (Milton Dunaway and Peggy Hilburn)–as a part of the Chamber’s Santa Comes to Town event. Ada and Jamie Cutrer got a head start visiting with Santa.

This Friday’s the day area kids have been looking forward to since last Christmas. It’s the day Santa pays his annual visit to Tylertown!
Parents and grands are invited to bring their children to Centennial Square from 3:30-5 p.m. Friday afternoon. Not only will kids have a chance to get in their request for those special toys from Jolly Ole St. Nick, they’re in for another bonus. Santa’s better half, Mrs. Claus, will be on hand, too.
Both are available at the gazebo in the square for photo ops, so bring your cell phone and snap all the shots you wish
Angie Boyd, who heads up the event for the Chamber, says in addition, Santa’s helpers, in the form of kids from Salem High School have volunteered to help kids in Christmas craft activities, including making ornaments, thumbprint reindeer and more. All make collectible keepsakes to remember this year as a special Christmas.
They’ll also have a chance to add their touches to a piece of Christmas artwork–making hanbd-made Christmas cards to be sent to military, law enforcement and first responders. The newly re- organized Wallthall Arts Council is helping with the activity.
Mrs. Claus will have a Christmas story to tell, and, as always, cookies and milk are available as refreshments.
To make Friday’s Santa Comes to Town an even more memorable event, parents may consider a side trip afterward to Tylertown’s Christmas in the Park. Now in its 26th year, the holiday lighted trail of over 40 acres at Holmes Water Park is always a hit with both children and adults alike. A trip through Christmas in the Park is only $5 for regular passenger cars and trucks, higher for commercial size vans and buses. It’s open nightly from dusk until 8:30 p.m., seven nights a week, weather permitting, through New Year’s Eve.

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