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Santa visits the Metro Kiwanis on December 11

Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017

The Huntington Metro Kiwanis held their annual Christmas party on Monday, December 11. 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 specially prepared dinner by Santa’s little helpers. After the meal the children were visited by LynnAnn Fager of the Wabash DNR Interpretive Center and a screech owl that had been injured. Fager talked about the screech owl being a predator bird and that it is unlawful to keep a bird of this type even if it is injured. Fager also described 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 Jingle Bells with the children and the Metro Kiwanis members. As the song was being sung Santa arrived and wished a Merry Christmas to all the children along with the Metro Kiwanis members. Each child had their picture taken with Santa and each received a special present. The children were also provided a fruit basket from the Chief Lafontaine Saddle Club and a Christmas blanket that had their names monogrammed on it by Huntington Metro Kiwanis member Rita Dinius.

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.