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Mrs Claus visits Ardoise for pancake breakfast

Children gathered at the Ardoise Community Hall on Nov. 18 to greet Mrs. Claus and her elves, including Brett, Bryton, Grayson, Gabriella, Derek and Sarah.
Children gathered at the Ardoise Community Hall on Nov. 18 to greet Mrs. Claus and her elves, including Brett, Bryton, Grayson, Gabriella, Derek and Sarah. - Colin Chisholm

ARDOISE, N.S. – Mrs Claus took some time off from helping Santa get ready for the big day to visit families at the Ardoise Community Recreation Centre on Nov. 18, much to the delight of young children who were eager to share their letters with the Claus family.

Gabriella Gilbert, 5, said she was excited to meet Mrs Claus, saying she got to send a letter to the North Pole.

Other than the presents, Gilbert said her favourite part of the holidays is “going to pick up my sister” and being with family.

Mrs. Claus had some help from elves from the North Pole, including Chloe Gibbon, 11, Diane Carr, 12, and Nicole Carr, 11.
Mrs. Claus had some help from elves from the North Pole, including Chloe Gibbon, 11, Diane Carr, 12, and Nicole Carr, 11.

Mrs Claus said she took one reindeer from the North Pole to come to Ardoise, adding that the weather was clear, making for an easy trip.

“It’s lots of fun interacting with the little ones,” Claus said. “Most of them were wondering how I got here and how Santa was.”

Susan Wright, a board member of the community hall, said the day went great, with approximately 30 families attending the pancake breakfast.

“We put this event on every year for the little ones and really enjoy having them out to the hall,” Wright said. “We love to see the hall utilized by the community and surrounding communities.”

A community potluck supper is coming up on Dec. 1 at the hall.

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