OOLITIC – The first annual “Christmas on Main Street” event brought the holiday spirit for community members to enjoy together.
The event started as scheduled at 4:00 p.m. with animals on display, a mailbox to drop letters off for Santa, covered wagon rides, and a designated area in front of Oolitic Hair company where families could make treats for Santa’s reindeer.
The Oolitic Baptist Church was also on hand to provide free hot cider and hot dogs for everyone to enjoy.
Santa then arrived at 5:00 p.m. to take free pictures with those in attendance and to hear from the good boys and girls on what they wanted for Christmas.
Anna Todd, 6, and her brother Ryker Todd, 3, are both super excited for Christmas this year and took Saturday’s event as a chance to tell Santa what they wanted.
“I want some Batman and Spider-Man toys,” said Ryker.
“I told Santa I want baby dolls and Barbie dolls, and I want some gymnastic stuff for me to do gymnastics,” added Anna Todd.
Santa’s special elf, Peggy Cain, had the important task of collecting all of the letters from the boys and girls to make sure Santa could take them back with him to the North Pole.
“So far I have collected over 60 letters to Santa,” said Cain. “I will make sure he gets every one of these.”
Clerk-Treasurer Annette Norrick was a little concerned the bad weather would keep residents from attending Saturday’s event.
“I was worried about the storms and then it turned cold,” she added. “I am glad to see so many came out. The kids are getting to visit Santa and receive a gift and enjoy some hot chocolate. The kids have been so excited.”