While flying reconnaissance in preparation for the big rush on Christmas Eve, Santa Claus dropped in for a brief visit at the McLennan Heritage House “Christmas in November” event to the delight of everyone present especially the kids.
The second annual Heritage House, “Christmas in November” was once again a perfectly orchestrated traditional 1930’s Christmas. As one approached the house, seasonal music could be heard coming from the bell tower of St. Paul’s Anglican Church.
Inside Heritage House, the atmosphere was complete with Christmas tree, handmade decorations and of course the guest of honour, Santa Clause.
Tea, coffee and hot chocolate along with Christmas cookies and an extensive array of baked goods, gave real sustenance to the traditional Christmas experience.
The kids quickly embraced the Christmas atmosphere talking with Santa or spending time doing crafts such as making Christmas cards. As was the case at last year’s event, the kids were not allowed to leave empty handed but were offered gift bags and a seasonal potted plant to take with them.
And in the spirit of giving, Colleen Greer from High Prairie, a long-time friend of Heritage Society member Alison MacMillan, made the trip to McLennan for the event and to present Heritage House with a decorative, handmade quilt.
The quilt is a fitting addition to the other heirlooms and artifacts of Heritage House that conjure up the local history and environment of the early days in McLennan.