Saturday with Santa
Jan 09, 2015 12:01PM
● By City of Taylorsville
On Saturday, December 13th, Santa Claus found himself in a bit of a situation—Rudolph and the rest of the reindeer decided they needed a break and dropped Santa off at the Taylorsville Bennion Heritage Center. They promised they would be back in a couple of hours.
Talk about great timing—Santa knocked on the door of the closest home (after all, he had a knee replacement only a few months ago and wasn’t able to walk very far). A very kind woman by the name of Joan White came to the door and invited Santa in for a cup of hot chocolate. She was hosting a party for many of her friends on the Historic Preservation Committee. They offered to give Santa a tour of the home. The home itself was built in 1906 and was decorated beautifully for the holiday season. Santa enjoyed the tour of this beautiful historic home, the one room school house, blacksmith shop, and the farm animals. When he got back from his tour, Connie Taney played a few Christmas songs on the piano for all to enjoy.
Santa was able to catch up on his Taylorsville history because the Heritage Center has a wonderful collection of Taylorsville books and DVD’s available for sale with extended Anniversary Celebration pricing—Santa loves a good bargain!
He then settled down into a comfortable chair in the main parlor to visit with some of the families, children, and babies that stopped by to visit. It was a great opportunity for them to let Santa Claus know what they wanted for Christmas. He was there from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and then Rudolph and the rest of the reindeer came to pick him up for the journey back to the North Pole.
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