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Friday, November 17, 2017

Santa House is Coming TONIGHT

You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry- but feel free to shout because Santa House is coming to town.  This weekend, November 17 and 18, Ruth Moyer Elementary will hold its annual holiday-themed fundraiser, the Santa House, at the Armory in Fort Thomas Tower Park.  Featured at Santa House, which has been a Fort Thomas holiday tradition for more than 40 years, will be numerous children’s games, great food, shopping and silent auctions for adults, and, of course, Santa Clause himself.  The event will run from 6-9 pm on Friday and 10 am-3 pm on Saturday.

Santa House moved to the Armory from Moyer Elementary a few years ago due to the ongoing construction at Moyer and will be held at the Armory again this year. Returning are the favorites including the excellent holiday craft boutique called the Mistletoe Market and the Children’s Gift Shop where fifth grade “elves” help younger children shop in secret for their family members.  What better way for you and your little ones to buy holiday gifts than at a store where 100% of the proceeds go to funding many of the “extras” that make the public school cutting edge?

Additionally, the silent auction will return with some incredible auction items including a Disney-themed basket that includes a one-day park hopper pass for a family of 4, a family pass to the YMCA, date night getaways, an Ultimate Air Shuttle getaway to Charlotte, NC, and art tickets that include The Children's Theater, Playhouse in the Park, Ensemble Theater, the CSO, and the Ballet. Also, the committee will be auctioning off Santa’s chair which has been used in Santa House for nearly 30 years.

For children, there will be games, bounce houses, gaga pit, and a prize wheel.  Game tickets are $1 each.  Food this year will be catered by Lother’s Catering in the North Pole CafĂ© and Blitzen’s Bakery will be selling all the sweet treats!  And of course, Santa Clause himself will be on-site and taking pictures with the children; for $5, you can get a framed photo of your child with Santa.
All proceeds benefit Ruth Moyer Elementary.  Last year, Santa House raised more than $63,000 and with it, the PTO was able to provide a technology grant to the school to support digital conversion and purchase glass marker boards for the classrooms. In other years, this event has funded playground equipment, Kentucky Kid’s Day, smart boards, and Success Maker Lab, items that may not be fully funded by the district without the work of the PTO.

Christy Pfetzer along with Cory Ruschman Santa House event co-chairs, said, “Santa House is unlike anything else in the area and we are proud to call it ours. This is truly an event for the entire family. Our Christmas themed festival has been a part of our community for 40+ years.”

So bring your children to meet Santa, your friends to shop for unique, one-of-a-kind Christmas crafts, or come alone to enjoy all the fun this fundraiser has to offer.  After all, you wouldn’t want to end up on Santa’s Naughty List!

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