Elks Children’s Christmas Party

To the editor:

On Dec. 10 we held our annual holiday party for the children of the area.

About 80 kids, ranging in age from 2 months old to 14 years old, and parents played games, sang songs, had pizza and cheered when Santa and Mrs. Klaus arrived to hand out gifts.

A big thank you to the Elks National Foundation for the grant, Lady Elks of Calumet, Tony’s Country Kitchen, Dollar General, IGA, Louis Farm Fresh, Shopko, Econo Foods, Very Video, Walmart, MTU gals that ran the games, Hanna Karineimi and sisters Brook and Abby Tienhaara, our elk elves Lilly Fritz and McKenzie Crouch, and all the elk members who wrapped gifts, decorated and cleaned up afterwards.

And thank you to the two people who made the highlight of the party — the appearance of Santa and Mrs. Klaus — Bradley and Sally Kurtis.