VOL. XLI NO. 5 -  Jan 2018

Holiday Happenings

jan 2018 oak leaf Oakland HouseDecember always finds Oakland House Museum decked in holiday cheer and " bustling with activity... and this year was 1 no exception. As an extra treat, to celebrate '— the 40th Annual Santa House, the man in red came to town in style. For both Saturday ' grand entrances, Santa swapped out his reindeer for an Affton firetruck. Many thanks to our friends at the Affton Fire Protection District for arranging these 1 special big rig arrivals! ' .- --—- . '

Throughout the festive, multi-day event, Santa House attendees listened in rapt attention to the Story Lady’s seasonal tale and delighted in a holiday puppet show. The aroma of freshly-baked cookies led to the cozy kitchen for a chat and treat with Mrs. Claus. No Santa House visit would be complete without a chance to sit on the lap of ' St. Nick himself.

The Ladies of Oakland netted $910.00 from craft sales and $787.00 from raffle sales, while the Santa House profited $4,407.03, for an event total profit of " $6,104.03. Year after year, families return to Santa House because they enjoy the beautiful decorations, the festive atmosphere and the thrill of meeting Santa and Mrs. Claus in person... but most of all, they appreciate the hard work and friendliness of the folks at Oakland.


A HUGE THANK YOU to all who contributed their time and talents to Santa House 2017!


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