Submitted by admin on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:36
After the crowd of cheerful children woke Santa Claus from his slumber at Saturday’s Wake Up Santa fundraiser at Prairie du Chien City Hall, the jolly old man invited everyone to sing along to his favorite song, “Jingle Bells.” Pictured with Santa, from left, are youngsters Brooklyn Ritchie, Tristan Pozega, Macy McGeough and Emi Grady. To raise funds for the Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter, the annual event offered breakfast and pictures with Santa, Santa’s Secret Workshop, reindeer games, crafts, story reading and more. (Photos by Correne Martin)
Julia Grau fights her nerves while sitting upon Santa’s lap at the Wake Up Santa event, as she and Mr. Claus discuss the reasons she made the “nice” list this year.
Clanging pots and pans has become the tradition in waking up Santa for the Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter’s annual fundraiser. Santa was caught sleeping in the Prairie du Chien City Hall Community Room Saturday morning after a long night of preparing the elves for the Christmas season. Around 50 youth and their families attended the event this year.
Keegan Nelson buys presents for his whole family inside Santa’s Secret Workshop Saturday morning, while Kaleb Hafke checks out the selection behind him.