Photo highlights: Polar Express party at Squire Inn gets students Christmas ready

Santa and Mrs. Claus give a young girl a bag containing an apple, tangelo, candy cane and Christmas bell. Photo/Scott Miller

Santa and Mrs. Claus give a young girl a bag containing an apple, tangelo, candy cane and Christmas bell. Photo/Scott Miller

TUSAYAN, Ariz. - The Christmas program at the Squire Inn in Tusayan Dec. 17 hosted around 120 children from the pre-school at Kaibab Learning Center and kindergarten through third grade classes from Grand Canyon Elementary School.

Guests of honor for the event were Santa and Mrs. Claus.

This year's theme was "The Polar Express" and boasted decorations that were decked out with trains on the tables and railroad crossing signs. The animated film was shown on a TV for the children to enjoy. This event was co-hosted by the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary from John Ivens Post 42,

The Grand Canyon branch provided an apple, tangelo, Christmas bell donated by the Grand Canyon Railway and miniature sleds made of candy bars and candy canes. The Tusayan General Store donated the candy for the sleds. The sleds were made by members of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary Jr. and Sons of The American Legion, all from John Ivens Post 42.

Pre-school and kindergarteners also received knit scarves made by Rebecca Rocha and Mary Hoover from the American Legion Auxiliary of John Ivens Post 42.

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