The New Buffalo Yacht Club celebrated the holidays with their annual children’s Christmas party Sunday, Dec. 11.
As the kids anxiously awaited the Jolly Ole Elf and his Missus, they lunched on mini-burgers, hot hogs and mac n’ cheese and special Star Wars character Jell-O bits. Rita Watson and the Club’s Social Committee chose a Star Wars theme for the party, and decorated the Club to the nines. Watson also provided an abundance of Star Wars themed, homemade sweet treats for all to enjoy.
Saturday’s snowfall brought a surprise visit from Frosty the Snowman and Olaf, both of whom snuggled with the kids and posed for photos. Soon, it got too hot inside, and they had to leave before a meltdown occurred. As the kids anxiously awaited the guest of honor, Roz’s Puppeteers performed their Christmas show. Roz’s kept everyone mesmerized with their antics, songs and colorful characters, as well as their stories and renditions of favorite rock songs and Christmas carols.
After the show, Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived in a blizzard and heard each child’s wishes, as well as gave each of them a gift and a Star Wars stuffed goodie bag. Santa also left a box of treats for residents and patients at the Ronald McDonald House in South Bend, Indiana. Before returning to the North Pole, Santa reminded all of the boys and girls to be good until the big day, as well as all throughout the year.