Archived Story

Here comes Santa Claus

Published 9:25am Monday, December 17, 2012

Holiday event Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.


When J.C. Penney was in downtown Ironton, Santa would sit at the back of the store by the Christmas tree and take photos with the children.

Friday, the former JCP, now Ironton City Center, will play host to St. Nick for the third annual Cookies with Santa.

From 5 to 7 p.m. local families are invited to enjoy free hot chocolate, cookies and live entertainment, courtesy of city municipal offices. For $5, parents can get a photo of their child with Santa.

“It’s one last time to get an inexpensive picture with Santa and tell him all your wants and desires,” said Kristen Martin, city finance director and event organizer.

Martin said the event has grown each year and any proceeds will go towards supplies for next year’s event.

Children will also receive goodie bags. The event will be on the first floor of the city center.

  • Bluemule

    I remember visiting with Santa at the old JCPennys store back in the early to mid 70′s. What year did the store close? Does anyone remember if they had an escalator back then? I was very young back then, but seems like I remember riding up and down one.

    (Report comment)

Editor's Picks

Special needs camp teaches bike-riding

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The father didn’t want anyone to see, so he tried to casually brush them away. But the tears that welled in his ... Read more

Antique equipment shows off history

Ohio lies in a unique position within the United States, with part of the state situated in the Mid-West and the southeastern portion of the ... Read more

Unexpected heroes

Passersby help people trapped in burning house   Heroes don’t always wear capes, uniforms or badges. They aren’t always scanning the skies, or roaming alleyways ... Read more

Rescuer tries to save orphaned fawn

ROME TOWNSHIP — A hunter taking a deer out of season Monday afternoon left two orphans — one apparently lost to the woods and the ... Read more  | 2 comments