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Santa’s Elf Choir to perform at Museum dinner

By Staff | Nov 22, 2016

A choir of elves will be singing holiday tunes at the sixth annual Prairie Village Museum Old-Fashioned Holiday Dinner on Dec. 9 at the Rugby Eagles Club.

“We are thrilled to have Santa’s Elf Choir as our featured entertainment,” said museum executive director Cathy Jelsing. In real life, the elves are fifth and sixth grade students at Rugby’s Ely Elementary and Little Flower Catholic School.

The dinner music starts at 5 p.m. with The Pretzer Family, followed by pianists Bernie Arcand and Barb Lee. Santa’s Elf Choir, directed by Andee Mattson and accompanied by Glenda Mack, will take the stage around 6:30 p.m.

“When we started the Old-Fashioned Holiday Dinner six years ago we wanted to create a kid-friendly, holiday party,” Jelsing said, “We’re happy to say it’s become a successful, multi-generational community event where people enjoy themselves and show their support for the museum.”

Friends of the Museum will begin serving a roast beef dinner at 5 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive around 5:30 to meet and greet kids of all ages. Throughout the evening attendees can shop for baked goods and purchase chances on gift baskets donated by more than 30 local businesses and members of the Geographical Center Historical Society.

Dinner tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids (ages 6 to 12); no charge for preschoolers. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Prepared by museum board member Linda Lysne, the menu includes roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots, coleslaw, rolls, bread pudding, lemonade and coffee.

The Old-Fashioned Holiday Dinner is sponsored by Center Mutual Insurance, Envision, Merchants Bank, TBEI-Rugby Manufacturing, Rugby Convention & Visitors’ Bureau, Dave and Caye Bednarz, and Richard and Edie Wurgler.

All proceeds, including historical society memberships sold that night, go to support the Geographical Center Historical Society and Prairie Village Museum. More information can be found at www.prairievillagemuseum.com.

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