MVM hosts Santa at the Christmas Stroll
This year the Missouri Valley Marketing decorated the gazebo downtown in preparation for hosting Santa during the Christmas stroll. The gazebo was decked out with Christmas lights, wreaths, bulbs and a decorated Christmas tree. A "throne" was provided for Santa to entertain the children. Townsend Rotary let us use canvas panels to enclose the gazebo and a propane heater so we could keep it warm in the Gazebo.
Outside the gazebo MVM set up a tent to provide free hot chocolate to the Stroll participants and setup a firepit to allow Stroll participants to toast marshmallows and make s'mores.
About 5:00 Santa toured downtown Townsend on the hay ride wagon before stopping at the gazebo to receive the children waiting to visit Santa. Over 200 children (and their parents) visited Santa during the Christmas Stroll!