Welcome Santa! St. Nick Comes to Bay

Suvi Oenstringen, Nora French and Melia French helped Santa light the Bay Village Christmas tree on Dec. 4.

Suvi Oenstringen, Nora French and Melia French helped Santa light the Bay Village Christmas tree on Dec. 4.

Welcome, Santa! That was the way Bay Village captured the spirit of the season as Santa’s annual fire truck ride around town culminated with a festive celebration at the Community House Sunday afternoon, Dec. 4.

Jointly sponsored by the Bay Kiwanis and the Bay Village Historical Society, the Cahoon Christmas brought together a great outpouring of community support.

rst_3712-22Community organizations sold Christmas ornaments and merchandise in the Community House while visitors munched on cookies. Former Huntington Playhouse members read holiday stories to youngsters and there was caroling and crafts for children. Highlight was the arrival of Santa on a fire truck. The jolly elf high-five his way into the Community House where he took requests from kids off their Christmas lists.

Kids also got to climb inside the fire engine and pose for photos. A little later, Eric Eakin of the Historical Society welcomed all to the Gazebo for the tree lighting

Rose Hill was decorated with wreaths, a Christmas tree, garland and bright red bows in old-fashioned style. Inside, the Historical Society’s Cahoon Christmas Gingerbread House Contest took place.  This year’s winners are Nora French, 6 1/2, Normandy School, K-2 category; Suvi Oestringen, 8, Westerly School, grades 3-4 category; and Melia French, 9, Normandy School, grades 5-8 category.

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