Preeceville Skate with Santa event said a huge hit

 Children and adults alike enjoyed skating alongside Santa Claus in the Skate with Santa event in Preeceville on December 7.

“It was a great time for everyone,” said Andrea Tonn, recreation co-ordinator. “There were numerous families who took advantage of the opportunity to see Santa, have a picture taken with him and spend family time together. The hotdogs and treat bags that were distributed were provided by the Preeceville economic committee, Crossroads Credit Union, and the Preeceville Recreation Board. Children who sat on Santa’s lap were encouraged to get a personalized decorated sugar cookie provided by Preeceville Shop Easy.”

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Before Santa laced up his skates, he encouraged children to come and sit on his knee while they discussed their Christmas wishes with him. All the children received a special treat bag from Santa and his helpers.

When Santa took to the ice, he was swarmed by children and adults alike, all wanting to skate alongside him before he had to return to the North Pole. He paused during numerous moments to listen to children’s requests and for a few pictures on the ice much to the delight of the children.