Santa Claus will be making his annual appearances throughout Thayer County over the next couple of weeks.
Following is a list of communities, times, and dates locals can expect to see St. Nick.
Byron: Santa will be at the Byron school, Saturday, Dec. 17, at 1:30 p.m. There will also be drawings for a ham, turkey and cash sponsored by the Byron Lions Club and Byron Fire Department.
Carleton: Santa will make his annual appearance at the Carleton school building Saturday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. The Christmas drawing will also be held. Parents are reminded to bring cameras for picture taking. The Carleton Businessmen’s Club sponsors the event.
Davenport: Santa will make his annual visit at the Davenport Fire Hall Saturday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. Santa treat bags are provided by the Davenport Lions Club and the American Legion will also hold its annual Christmas drawing.
Deshler: All ages are invited to the Deshler Lions Club “Breakfast With Santa” at the Deshler Lutheran School, Saturday, Dec. 10, from 8-9:30 a.m. The area Chamber of Commerce will host pictures with Santa at 9 a.m., and there will be a kid’s craft table for children as they wait to talk to the jolly elf. Deshler Lutheran Friends of the School will also feature a Christmas Cookie walk.
Gilead: Santa Claus will make his annual visit to the Pioneer’s Inn from 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 10. Also featured, weather permitting, Tom and Amy Lohmeier will provide holiday trolley rides.
Hebron: Santa has already made a couple of appearances in Hebron including the annual Christmas Fair and Christmas Stroll; however, he may still be spotted visiting area centers, so keep a watchful eye out.