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New Buffalo welcomes the holidays

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Scott, Jaydyne and Brooklyn Leshinski with Santa

Santa arrived early to enjoy breakfast and a visit with the good girls and boys at the New Buffalo Yacht Club in New Buffalo the morning of Saturday, Nov. 26.

A sunny harbor side vista was a delightful setting to kick off Christmas and a visit with the Jolly Ole Elf. After their visit with Santa, Miss New Buffalo Lauren Aroney and Little Miss New Buffalo Angelina Bryk gave each child a goodie bag and a giant candy cane. New Buffalo Royalty, Mr. New Buffalo Andrew Keller, Miss New Buffalo First Runner-up Emily Keller and Miss Teen First Runner-up Ambriyana Braden directed a craft table provided by the Hidden Gem, where kids could make their very own hand decorated reindeer antlers. The Ladies in Pink from the New Buffalo Service League also offered tables of fresh baked goods as they raised money for the New Buffalo High School graduates’ scholarship fund.

This was the first holiday event of the day. Following breakfast, many planned to go to Jackie’s Café to make original gingerbread houses before attending the downtown parade, a visit with Santa and the tree lighting and caroling in Lions Park. These festivities and Shop Small Business Saturday were sponsored by the New Buffalo Business Association.