Santa Claus Pronounces 25th Annual “Christmas For Kids” in Custer SD Huge Success

Custer, SD – Saturday afternoon was the 25 Annual “Christmas For Kids” at the Jr/Sr High School on Wildcat Lane in Custer. Hundreds of children and their parents enjoyed  free hot dogs and drinks as they waited their turn to meet Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. The event is paid for through auctions, local donations and the efforts of many volunteers and sponsors. This year $10,000 dollars was raised to purchase toys for the event. The children were excited to meet Santa, AKA Arvon Hamilton and Mrs. Claus, AKA Ann Hamilton and all Santa’s helpers, but most of all, they were happy for the early christmas presents.

 

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A Custer family waits to meet Santa at the 25 Annual “Christmas For Kids” held at the Jr/Sr High School on Wildcat Lane in Custer, SD Saturday, December 10, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Children who were given numbers earlier, wait for their turn to visit Santa at the 25 Annual “Christmas For Kids” held at the Jr/Sr  High School on Wildcat Lane in Custer, SD, Saturday, December 10, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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One of Santa’s elves organizes a massive pile of presents backstage at the theatre at the 25 Annual “Christmas For Kids” held at the Jr/Sr High School on Wildcat Lane in Custer, SD, Saturday, December 10, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Santa’s local helpers (l-r)-Betty Sowder, Susan Swindal and Shirley Parsons working in the kitchen serving free hot dogs, chips and drinks at the 25 Annual “Christmas For Kids” held at the Jr/Sr High School on Wildcat Lane in Custer, SD, Saturday, December 10, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Two happy boys with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the 25 Annual “Christmas For Kids” held  at the Jr/Sr High School on Wildcat Lane in Custer, SD, Saturday, December 10, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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