Santa regains his memory at Austintown library


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Librarians Kathe Orr (left) and Hayley McEwing danced with bells during the singing of Jingle Bells after the Forgetful Santa puppet show Dec. 19.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Librarian Kathe Orr welcomed children and parents to the Forgetful Santa puppet show Dec. 19 at the Austintown library.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Elizabeth (back) and Levi Ference were excited to watch the Forgetful Santa puppet show Dec. 19 at the Austintown library.


The Austintown library put on a puppet show titled “Forgetful Santa” in its meeting room Dec. 19 for children and parents. In addition to children from around the area, Kiddin’ Around Daycare and The Carousel Center also brought people to the show.

The show was centered around the idea that Santa Claus forgot who he was and he had to enlist the help of his friends from the North Pole to help him get his memory back before Christmas. The show saw appearances from such characters as Mrs. Claus, Santa, the gingerbread man, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, played by librarians Kathe Orr and Hayley McEwing. Each character tried to help Santa in their own way, but even touching Rudolph’s magic red nose did not work.

When Santa finally regained his memory, everyone sang “Jingle Bells” to celebrate and to encourage the Christmas feeling. The librarians took a bow and everyone cheered for their favorite characters.

After the puppet show, a treat and a craft were waiting for anyone who wished to participate. Children and parents could also use this time to play and talk together.

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