It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as the days slowly creep toward Thanksgiving and the holidays.
The big man himself, ol’ Santa Claus, has even taken up residence at the intersection of Kingsmill and Cuyler, with a little help from his friends over at PampaFest.
“I’ve got to give credit to my PampaFest Board of Directors,” PampaFest founder and Board President, Corey Coronis, said. “We used some of the money we raised from PampaFest to fund that. It’s something I saw a lot of in (Facebook group) Pampa in Pictures. People reflecting on the past and remembering that house. It felt like it might be the right time to bring it back.”
Coronis said he hopes to see some activities centered around Christmas and ol’ Saint Nick to put the house to use.
“We did something last Friday night and had some people asking if he would be here this Saturday, but it’s still a little early in the season for regular Santa visits,” Coronis said. “I don’t want to burn it out and have it not being something special a little closer to Christmas. We know Black Friday will be a pretty good weekend for the downtown businesses so we hope to get Santa Claus there for that.”
Coronis added they plan to have Santa there for the end of the Christmas parade on Dec. 10.
PampaFest is also doing a landscaping project at Bruno Park.
“We’re doing that front flower bed and putting in a new flagpole and some lighting,” Coronis said. “We’ve had the roof replaced and will repaint the park benches and trashcan holders, get the trees groomed up, etc. PampaFest money is already going to good use.”
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