There’s nothing like it - Santa and The Missus making the rounds about town last Wednesday afternoon. Goulter School was first on the list; then Mary Montgomery School, Bolton Place, VJH and Funshine II, and Funshine I on Bridge St.
Kids were ecstatic at Goulter, some were overheard saying, “I can’t believe it…!” A number raced around the playground keeping up with the Santa cruiser as it circled the school twice.
Now, no one knows how to ‘distance’ better than the Claus Family. They do it all the time, hiding in the Polar region between Canada and Russia, we are told. As the story goes, deliveries begin on or around Christmas Eve, when Mr. Claus would rather duck down a chimney than crowd through a conventional doorway.
However, this year Santa decided to research Virden in broad daylight. He gave Donner, Blitzen and the Rudolf team time to rest up for their big night a week away. Virden Oil Caps offered to chauffeur Santa and Mrs. C.
Town elders were included in this tour as the Caps truck glided past the Sherwood, Evergreen, Virden Health Centre, Westman and Kin Place.
The Claus Family tour brought smiles and waves from doorsteps and windows. “That was so nice,” a town resident was heard to exclaim.
It was a perfect winter day. The children’s enthusiasm brought tears of joy to Mrs. Claus!