Snow was on the ground for Santa Sunday, Dec. 1. A lot of snow. So much that the Kid’s Shopping Day event was postponed to this Wednesday, Dec. 4
The day’s activities will now get underway, starting at 3 p.m. when children can come to the KC Hall and shop for Mom & Dad and others. There will be affordable gifts for everyone on their lists. Vendors participating include Elgin Pharmacy, Dean’s Market, Jerry’s Feed Service, Hometown Station, Elgin Bargain Box, Total Image Salon & Spa and Cordell’s ATV
Santa is scheduled to arrive (transportation provided by the Elgin Volunteer Fire Department) promptly at 4 p.m. Also, it’s possible there could be a surprise visit from Mrs. Claus.
New this year, Santa will light Elgin’s official Christmas tree, signaling the Christmas season. As for meeting Santa, there will be no pre-signups. Parents can sign up their children to meet Santa when they arrive at the KC Hall.
Courtesy of The Elgin Review & the Elgin Community Club, parents will receive a free 4”x 6” color print of their child with Santa.
A soup, sandwich and bars food stand will be provided by the Elgin Community Center. When children pay for their shopping items, they will receive a free food coupon.
At approximately 6 p.m., Santa will lead a parade from the KC Hall east to the EPS gymnasium, then south to the ball fields.