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Santa, Rody, visit Metro Kiwanis for Christmas

Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019

Huntington Metro Kiwanis held their annual Christmas party on Monday, December 9. The event was hosted for some special young children.

The evening festivities began with Metro Kiwanis members greeting and visiting with the children. The children were then treated to a special prepared dinner by Santa’s little helpers.

After the meal the children were visited by Teresa Rody of the DNR and a great horned owl that had been injured. Rody talked about the owl being a predator bird, and the unlawfulness of keeping a bird of this type, even if it is injured. She also spoke about other interesting facts about the bird.

Steve Williams led the singing of Santa Claus is Coming to Town and Jingle Bells. As the song Jingle Bells was being sung, Santa arrived saying Merry Christmas, and visited with each child. The children were given gifts by Santa, provided with fruit baskets given by the Chief Lafontaine Saddle Club and given a Christmas blanket with their name monogrammed on it by Huntington Metro Kiwanis member Rita Dinius.

The photo shows Teresa Rody, DNR, with a great horned owl.