Every year around the Christmas season, Stow-Munroe Falls High School’s drama club holds an event called Lunch with Santa.
On Saturday, Dec. 1, kids between ages five and ten can come to the high school’s auditorium from noon to 4 p.m. and enjoy a day full of holiday fun.
The auditorium is decorated with Christmas lights and ornaments every year Lunch with Santa rolls around, which is a nice way to bring the children into that cheerful and spirited mood.
Children can participate in holiday crafts, play games and watch some mini plays which are written and put on by the high school students. Lunch will be provided, and parents are encouraged to make reservations ahead of time as to which lunch their kids prefer to have between hamburgers, hotdogs or grilled cheese.
The day comes to an end with a reading of “The Night Before Christmas” and the kids even get a surprise visit from Santa Claus himself! Santa brings little gifts for the children and they go home feeling satisfied and joyful with holiday spirit.
This exciting, eventful day only costs $12 for kids and adults are welcome to join. The money helps support the drama club and is used toward future events and school plays. Reservations for Lunch with Santa are limited, and the deadline to respond is Wednesday, Nov. 28. Please make checks payable to Stow-Munroe Falls High School.
The school is located on 3227 Graham Rd. in Stow, and will be awaiting the arrival of children ready to enjoy a fun-filled day with Santa.
President of the drama club and senior Sarah Marmash said, “I love putting together [Lunch with Santa] for all the little kids. When Robert Putka [the drama club advisor and director of all the school’s theatre productions] read the Christmas story, the kids get so into it sitting all around him. It is super fun or the high school students to get together and decorate the auditorium. This event is just a good time for the older kids to bond with the younger kids. It’s a nice way to bring the community together, and we all love doing Lunch with Santa as much as the kids do.”