For more than 20 years, Santa Claus has taken time from his busy schedule to make an appearance at the Viroqua Eagles Community Children’s Christmas Party. This year he will be in town to hear children’s wishes Sunday, Dec. 3, noon-2 p.m.
The annual party was first held at the club in 1995, and at that time the late Ilene Mellem, who was chairperson of the party, and the late Ted Hase, who was the Aerie’s treasurer, were instrumental in founding the event.
Vern Britt, who is State Aerie President and manager of the Viroqua Eagles Aerie, said the Eagles motto is “People Helping People” and the party fits that. He added that for some children, the party may be the only Christmas they have.