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Highland Students Build Santa House and Sleigh

Highland Students Build Santa House and Sleigh

Highland Students Build Santa House and Sleigh

When the members of Highland Pride began planning for their annual Snowflake Festival, they knew they wanted to add some new features.  Since Highland Community College had moved its Building Trades program from Atchison to Highland, the Pride members saw a natural fit for those new features.  Building Trades students James Farmer (Leavenworth) and Dalton Masters (Troy) built a Santa House which will be featured in Degginger Park in Highland as part of the Snowflake Festival on November 28.  The sleigh for the front of the house was designed and built by Building Trades student Austin Schaible of Falls City, NE.   The Building Trades students are under the direction of instructor Jim Dame.   Both the house and the sleigh will be used as photo opportunities for parents to take holiday pictures of their children.

Highland Pride welcomes all children, young and old, to begin the Christmas season with them on November 28 from 5:00-7:00 PM in Degginger Park and the Senior Center, both on Main Street in Highland.  Of course, Santa will be a major highlight of the Festival, but so will the new features built by the Building Trades students for the park.  Helping Pride to create a Christmas Scene for the picture taking portion of the Festival.

The Festival will offer children many opportunities to have fun, including decorating cupcakes, making a snowflake craft, playing games, and getting snowflake tattoos.  The tree lighting ceremony, conducted by Santa, will take place in the park at about 5:00 PM and all other activities will continue until the Festival ends at 7:00.

Ye Old Sweet Shoppe will offer Christmas treats for sale--candy, cookies, and other treats.  The public is invited to join Highland Pride as they celebrate the holiday season with friends and neighbors.

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