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Santa visits the Metro Kiwanis on December 10

Posted: Friday, December 21, 2018

The Huntington Metro Kiwanis held their annual Christmas party on Monday, December 10. The club hosted children from the Parkview Huntington Boys & Girls Club.

The evening festivities began with Metro Kiwanis members greeting and visiting with the children. The children were then treated to a very specially prepared dinner by Santa’s little helpers. After the meal the children were visited by LynnAnn Fager of the DNR and a screech owl that had been injured. Fager talked about the screech owl being a predator bird and how it is unlawful to keep a bird of this type even if it is injured. She also talked about the type of food they eat. She concluded with some other facts of interest about the screech owl and answered some questions from those in attendance.

Steve Williams led the singing of Santa Claus is Coming to Town and Jingle Bells with the children and Metro Kiwanis members. As the song Jingle Bells was being sung, Santa arrived and wished a Merry Christmas to all the children and Metro Kiwanis members. Each child in had their picture taken with Santa and received a gift. The children were also provided a fruit basket from the Chief Lafontaine Saddle Club, and a Christmas blanket with their name monogramed on it by Huntington Metro Kiwanis member Rita Dinius.

Metro Kiwanis thanks Santa for visiting and wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Shown in the photo are children from the Parkview Huntington Boys & Girls Club as they listen to LynnAnn Fager of the Wabash DNR Interpretive Center talk with them about the screech owl.