Santa swings by Yorktown
By Roger Cowan
The cold norther blew more than snow in Thursday night, as the jolly man himself came to visit.
Santa Claus was the highlight of the night for the children of Yorktown as the Chamber of Commerce hosted a packed house. Due to the rain, the event was moved into the Chamber building which soon became crowded with excited children and proud parents.
The Hermann Sons Dancers provided a lively performance for those in attendance, followed by the Yorktown ISD Band performing several holiday selections. Both performances were full of talent, energy, and the holiday spirit.
As the band played their final selection, the bright, flashing lights of a fire truck announced the arrival of Santa Claus. With the crowded parking and safety being of top priority, the Yorktown Volunteer Fire Department was kind enough to give Santa a ride to the event so that he could leave the reindeer and sleigh on a nearby rooftop. With such an important trip coming soon, Santa couldn’t risk a reindeer injury.
As the children gathered to tell Santa what they hoped to find under the tree, other attendees enjoyed popcorn, cupcakes, and other goodies provided.
Downtown, several businesses opened their doors for shoppers to enjoy special extended hours for the evening. The Yorktown VFD aso held a stew dinner in the auditorium of the fire house.