Prairie City was abuzz with activity Saturday for “A Vintage Christmas on the Prairie.”

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus arrived on an old-fashioned horse and buggy at the Prairie City Teen Center with a long line of children waiting, eager to share their wishes with the jolly ol’ elf.

Halle Armichardy, 6, of John Day said she asked Santa for a Barbie DreamHouse, and her younger sister Finley, 4, asked for a guitar.

Anna Jacobs, 9, of Prairie City asked Santa for a real hedgehog.

“They really soft and cute, and they’re nocturnal,” she said.

Anna’s cousin Blake, 6, said a set of face paints is on her list, and her sister Reece said she would like to find a Fitbit under the tree this year.

Cole Stoneman of Prairie City, 2 1/2, told Santa he’d like a play horse, and his brother Miles, 4 1/2 said he’d like a train.

A Christmas bazaar, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 106, was a hit at the Prairie City School cafeteria with an array of potential gifts and stocking stuffers, including wood crafts, decorations, hand-sewn or crocheted items, essential oils and more.

This year’s event also featured a wreath crafting activity; pets photos with Santa, benefiting Hope 4 Paws; and tours of historic homes, including Hotel Prairie.

The annual event has been a tradition in Prairie City for over 20 years.

Drawing winners:

Spa basket: Laura Saul

Beverage basket: Ali Lenz

Spice basket: Barbara Voigt

$100 gift certificate Huffman’s: Murray Alexander

$100 gift certificate Chester’s: Jana Lee

Ninja Foodie: Cyndi Nelson

Cord of wood: Sophia Morris

Reporter

Angel Carpenter is a reporter for the Blue Mountain Eagle. She can be contacted at angel@bmeagle.com or 541-575-0710.

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