Santa Visits Ada for Old Fashioned Family Christmas Festival
Santa Claus took a break from his Christmas preparations to visit Ada for the Old-Fashioned Family Christmas Festival. To avoid the naughty list, Santa had to follow social distancing so instead of sitting on his lap, children and families were invited to the Winter Wonderland set up by Mike and Angie Nelson and drive by to see Santa and drop off their letters for him. With all the children that showed up, Santa’s bag of gifts nearly ran out.
LeeAnn Hall, of the Ada Chamber of Commerce, helped organize the event and was thrilled with the turnout and community support.
LeeAnn Hall also comments that even though the event had to be changed for this year due to the pandemic, the success of it might keep it part of the Old-Fashioned Christmas Festival in the coming years.
The Ada Fire Department was on hand to take donations for the Food Shelf and the Ada Future Leaders’ Gifts for Youth program and ended the night with a trailer full of donations. Fire Chief Steve Petry talks about the donations and the Joy and Christmas Spirit that was evident.
A special thank you to all of the volunteers that helped to spread the holiday cheer, and to the businesses and community members that provide donations for the event, the food shelf and the gifts for youth program.