More than 1,100 enjoy a nostalgic Christmas
Published 6:17 pm Thursday, December 23, 2021
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The Southampton Agriculture & Forestry Museum hosted the Polar Express Nostalgic Christmas in its Heritage Village. (Photo by Titus Mohler)
Shanica Holloway, left, and Madison Parker pose with one of the live animals at the nativity. (Photo by Titus Mohler)
Pausing for a photo at the Polar Express Nostalgic Christmas are, from left, Ellie Wilkins, Brayden Keeter and Chad Keeter. (Photo by Titus Mohler)
Families enjoyed the opportunity to grab a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Pictured are, from left, Sharon Cutler, Ann Lowers, Santa (David Rath), Mrs. Claus (Lisa Rath), Dawson Timberlake, Anna Cutler, Maggie Cutler, Wendy Nahrebecki and Allie Timberlake. (Photo by Titus Mohler)
Enjoying a good laugh is Scarlett Cobb as her grandfather, Steve Bates, holds her for a quick picture. (Photo by Titus Mohler)
Emily Vann, right, smiles for a photo at the Polar Express Nostalgic Christmas with Paislee Edwards, who wears the 2021 Little Miss Franklin-Southampton County Fair sash and crown that she earned earlier in the year. (Photo by Titus Mohler)
Waiting in line to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus are, from left, front row, Emily Newhouse, Riley Newhouse; back row, Justin Newhouse and Jenny Newhouse. (Photo by Titus Mohler)
The Polar Express Nostalgic Christmas event hosted by the Southampton Agriculture & Forestry Museum in Courtland drew more than 1,100 people to the Heritage Village on Dec. 4.
Families saw the Polar Express and model trains, took train rides around the decorated village, experienced the nativity scene with live animals, visited with Santa and Mrs. Claus, participated in old-time tree decorating, enjoyed cookies, hot cocoa and more.
Lynda T. Updike, who is affiliated with the museum, said, “The museum committee members spent many hours planning the event, decorating the area and getting everything set up. The results were awesome. The museum members and their families volunteered their time and energies to make sure that the over 1,100 visitors had a wholesome family oriented good time.”
All nonperishable food donations went to Bags of Hope, a local charity.