The Pancakes Were a Big Hit, then Santa Arrived

December 9, 2016


by Len Lathrop

A Litchfield tradition continues.  There is some speculation that this was the 20th year, but cannot be confirmed, that Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived at the Litchfield Middle School in a big red sled, no really a fire truck, from the Litchfield Fire Department, with full sirens and lights.

Prior to Santa’s arrival the cafeteria/auditorium was busy with small children in their Christmas garb.  They had pancakes and sausages and played games under the watchful eyes of the Campbell High School National Honor Society members.  Small ones could be found tossing small packages down a cardboard chimney or a ball through a hole in a holiday cutout figure; everyone was having a great time.

Well maybe not everyone was having fun.  There were the Litchfield Women’s Club ladies passing out the wonderful pancakes that LeeAnn York was making at about 30 in a batch on the grill.  Maureen Frost, Terry Foerst and Barb Gilbert were working to make the kitchen hop, but all had smiles on their faces.