Last weekend Kris Kringle was a busy man, visiting the Senior Center in South Chicago Heights and McDonald's in Olympia Fields.
We all know Santa Claus will be a busy man this weekend, but as our photo gallery shows, the man in red stayed on his feet last weekend as well, even working the drive-through window at McDonalds. Last Saturday, the Village of South Chicago Heights held their annual Breakfast with Santa. Families came to enjoy breakfast and see the balloon magic of Dale Obrochta, who created holiday balloons for children. Santa completed the visit talking with young residents, handing out Christmas stockings. The event is in it's twentieth year sponsored by the village and Mayor David Owen. Although the weather was frightful, Santa still made a visit to the Olympia Fields McDonald's during Family Night. He even worked the drive-thru, greeting customers …
Did you know Santa's better half is from the Heights? We caught up with Mrs. Kris Kringle and found out where she crashes during her annual holiday visits to the south suburbs.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Mary Compton
Friday, December 17, 2010
You might know her as Lucille Misovye of Chicago Heights, but your children probably know her better as Mrs. Claus. Misovye has been promoting Santa and his world tour for more than 20 years, and encouraging children in the south suburbs and beyond to be good for their parents and for Santa. Patch caught up with Mrs. Claus at Theatre at the Center in Munster, Ind., where she has been greeting children for the past eight years. Chicago Heights Patch: How long has Mrs. Claus been making appearances in the south suburbs? Mrs. Claus: I first traveled to a suburb in Illinois to meet children whose father ran a meat company. As I was reading 'Twas The Night Before Christmas to them, they just fell asleep in my arms. I knew I had to visit more …