There was plenty of good cheer to go around during a special holiday celebration for alumni called Santa’s Winter Wonderland.
About 50 people – including Harker alumni, their families, faculty and staff – joined Santa Claus (played by upper school English teacher Jason Berry) recently for a pre-Christmas gathering held at the lower school.
Santa talked to and read stories to the children of alumni, as well as made crafts with them, before explaining that he had to leave to take gifts back to the elves and Mrs. Claus.
According to MaryEllis Deacon, director of alumni relations, the children worked on crafts under the supervision of members of the Student Alumni Relations group (STAR). Art projects included ornament designing, platemaking using reindeer or elves decorations, and doing drawings from holiday coloring books.
“Alumni had a great time seeing people they hadn’t in years, and shared a wonderful morning bringing in the holiday season with their extended Harker family,” Deacon recalled.