Santa enjoys his stay in CY
By Kristan Huntley
Come sun or rain, sleet or snow, Santa is always willing to greet kids and pets in Cooper-Young with a bright smile and rosy cheeks! This year was no exception. Even with soggy conditions, Santa arrived at the Cooper-Young Winter Wonderland (otherwise known as the CYCA offices) with a hearty ho-ho-ho.
The resident elf was also there to greet guests, as were several wonderful volunteers, including Sarah and Brad Gilmer and Leann Thompson, to make the occasion special for all involved.
Around 13 families joined in the fun, snacks, and holiday merriment. Parents, children dressed in their best holiday attire, big and little pups, and even a wee kitten all had their photo taken with Jolly Ol’ St. Nick. It was a wonderful event and raised around $170 to support the McLean Mural Project.
The Beautification Committee wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to Santa Claus (and Mrs. Claus) for his special appearance, to Mr. Lincoln’s Costume Rental for the elf costume, to Sarah Gilmer for her wonderful photography skills, and to all the family, friends, and neighbors who came out to support the fundraising efforts.
We hope that you have a very merry holiday. And remember, be good because Santa’s got his eye on Cooper-Young!