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THC's Holiday Party Attended by Over 120 Kids and... Santa!
Photos courtesy Ketchikan Museums

December 11, 2003
Thursday - 1:15 am

Ketchikan, Alaska - The Totem Heritage Center's annual Holiday party for pre-schoolers and day-care kids took place on Tuesday, December 9, with more than 120 kids participating. Margaret Bolton and Martha Denny, cultural instructors for the KIC Jonson O'Malley Program, told traditional Native stories and led the children in singing holiday songs in the Tsimshian and Tlingit languages. The kids also had a special visit from Santa Claus (Hunter Davis) and his helper elf (Chris Hanson), who handed out goodie bags to each of the little guests.

Margaret Bolton sings a song in Tsimshian to a group of preschoolers from Ketchikan Head Start, First Lutheran Preschool, White Cliff Preschool, and Pooh Bear Day Care.


Martha Denny sings a song in Tlingit to preschoolers from Holy Name Preschool and Ketchikan Head Start.


Excitement rises as Santa Claus makes his entrance.


Children wait patiently in line to have their chance to share a moment with Santa.


Renzie Lorenzo tells Santa and his helper elf what he would like for Christmas.


Santa admires Shaelynn Painter's kitty ears.


It's all smiles for Audrey Kistler, who is very happy to be sitting with Santa.



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