Children jumped with joy at Austintown Bounce’s Lunch with Santa

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Austintown Bounce had its Lunch with Santa holiday celebration on Dec. 16. Children could take pictures with Santa at the event. Pictured is Kaydence Nutter posing with Santa.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Gloria Siegfried of The Laughing Ladybug made balloon animals for children at Austintown Bounce's holiday party. The Laughing Ladybug helps support Siegfried’s daughter’s fight against cancer.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Children played games, bounced around, ate food and posed with Santa at Austintown Bounce's Lunch with Santa. Pictured, Carter and Aria Lubonovich won a good amount of tickets.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Austintown Bounce kept their bounce around stations open during the Lunch with Santa so that children could still play. Each family recevied a free hot dog, fountain drink and snow globe with the price of admission.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.In addition to the games in the arcade, Austintown Bounce's crew set up a couple of holiday themed games, such as the game pictured.

By ZACK SHIVELY

zshively@vindy.com

Austintown Bounce had their Lunch with Santa Christmas party on Dec. 16.

Co-owner Bruce Shepas invited Santa and Mrs. Claus to Austintown Bounce. He and his crew also organized holiday themed games for the children.

The $7 price of admission included a free hot dog, fountain drink and snow globe. The party ran from from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The children had access to all the games in the building, as well as the four bounce areas during the event.

The party included Gloria Siegfried of The Laughing Ladybug, who made balloon animals. The Laughing Ladybug helps support Siegfried’s daughter’s fight against cancer. She met with Shepas and he invited her to bring her balloon creations to the Christmas party.

Children could take a picture with Santa in the area usually designated for adults to relax. The area, which normally has sofas and massage chairs, had decorations for a photo with Santa.

The holiday theme continued in the games the staff set up for the children. For example, they had a game where children tossed balls into a hole in a snowman cut out. They children received tickets for getting the balls in the hole. Shepas also played Christmas music over the speakers in the building.

Shepas works with his business partner, Harold Porter, to have holiday themed events like these at Austintown Bounce.

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