Originally Published: December 18, 2015 6:35 a.m.
There was standing room only in the Library and children of all ages came for the Christmas Party and to see Santa. The Bingo game was first to get the children warmed up while waiting for Santa's arrival. Once he came in the door, Bingo was no longer interesting.
With the size of the crowd, games and Santa visits had to be broken into two groups - those five and under, and then the older ones. It is very hard to wait in line when you have something important to say to Santa. Once they had seen Santa, they were in the line to decorate their own cookie. The helpers were there to squeeze out the frosting, which ended up on everything anyway. Everyone got to eat their cookie with a small bottle of milk.
The next game was the rug walk, which is like a cake walk, but when the music stops you check out the picture you are standing on at your place on the rug. If it matches the tag pulled by the Librarian, you win a prize. And, of course, this went on until everyone got a prize.
There were stockings on the walls for the children. These were passed out by Cindy Simmons and Santa. Everyone went home with cookies, prizes and stockings for a great start to the Christmas season.