CARLISLE — Some children in the Carlisle community got a special Christmas treat this weekend when Santa Claus visited the Carlisle Town Hall.
Mayor Mary Ferguson-Glenn said Monday that the town had arranged for Santa to come to Carlisle to participate in a “Photos With Santa” event. Ferguson-Glenn said the event, which was held Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the town hall, enabled the children to meet Santa, telling him what they want for Christmas, and have their picture taken with him. She said the approximately 25 children ages 10 and under who attended had a good time meeting Santa, but admitted that she was just as excited if not more so to have him visit.
“This was a special event for the children, but I think I was more thrilled than the kids were,” Ferguson-Glenn said. “I thought it would be nice to have Santa come to the town hall so the children could present him with their Christmas lists.
“The kids got to sit on his lap and have their photos taken,” she said. “It was just wonderful to see them interact with Santa Claus.”
In addition to getting to meet Santa and have their picture taken with him, Ferguson-Glenn said each child also received a bag of candy and a gift. She said the children were also served ice cream, cookies, and drinks provided by the town.
The visit from Santa was one of a series of holiday events which have taken or will take place in Carlisle.
On Thursday, the Mobley Family hosted their 11th Annual Thanksgiving Community Breakfast at the town hall. Later that day, Carlisle Christian Fellowship Church held its Annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner at the church. Both events were free and open to residents of the Carlisle community.
The next holiday event to be held in Carlisle will be the Carlisle Christmas Parade at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.
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