Holiday at the Museum

santaatmuseumI lost count, but a whole swarm of kids and their escorts came to a Holiday Open House at the Appaloosa Museum. Santa (he’s the one in the red outfit) arrived by horseback then greeted the youngsters as they waited for their turn to “ride.” He moved indoors for a more traditional visit including the wish list and a chat about good behavior.

Museum staff and volunteers organized cookie decorating, card crafting and other activities. Refreshments were popular, as always, and the gift shop did a brisk business.

Be sure to check out the photo album for more scenes, including Smitty, the other official greeter. He’s a weanling gelding owned by Julie Thorson. They were out front meeting folks and promoting the Museum’s latest fund-raising activity, a raffle to win a breeding to Smitty’s sire, An Awesome Secret. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at the Museum’s site. A very special thanks to Mark and Gail Smith for donating a service to this outstanding stallion.

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