This article was originally published in the spring 2013 Harker Quarterly.
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) for a pre-Christmas gathering held at the lower school.
Santa talked and read stories to the children of alumni, making crafts with them as well, before explaining that he had to leave to take gifts back to the elves and Mrs. Claus. 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.