Santa Claus is coming to town!

Wanda English Burnett

For the seventh year now families have been making the trip to the Osgood Fairgrounds Park for the annual Christmas Walk. The event, set for this weekend - December 5 and 6 from 6-8 p.m. will again highlight Santa Claus arriving in style on a fire truck, thanks to the Osgood Volunteer Fire Department. Bring your camera to get a photo of your child with Santa.

“It’s become a family tradition,” noted Julie Brancamp, manager of the park. She is appreciative of the park caretaker, volunteers and support from the community, which is vital to the event that brings smiles to children’s faces as they tell Santa their wishes.

This year free carriage rides will again be offered for those attending to ride throughout the lighted park and see all the decorations. New this year is a display donated by Lowe’s at Lawrenceburg. A light display is made possible by the Osgood Lions Club of which Brancamp said, “Without sponsors and volunteers this would not be possible.” Owen and Della Menchhofer will again sponsor their display, “Keep Christ in Christmas.”

Sheets Tree Farm has donated six Christmas trees that will light the way, McPhersons, Sunman, will again provide paper products with the Napoleon 4-H Country Club providing cookie donations.

Also available this year will be a food stand by the Jac-Cen-Del Spanish Club offering walking tacos, baked goods and drinks. There you can also purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win a portable DVD player and DVD. The art club at the school will again be doing face painting and the Osgood Beautification Committee will offer chili.

Angels of Giving, a group making sure everyone in the area has a nice Christmas, will also be at the event this year. This group is in need of people to take families to shop for, or make donations to their effort. Those attending can get more information on this by calling Shanna Joseph at 756-0958 or 756-1399 or Brancamp at 689-6535.

Come out and have free hot chocolate and cookies and enjoy the peaceful setting in the beautifully lighted park. Parking is free.

Volunteers are still needed to help and businesses are invited to donate or set up a display by calling 689-6535.