|Belleville Optimist Club|
Santa House (1963)
Santa has been staying at the Belleville Optimist Club Santa House for almost 50 years. Lee Rhodes shared this picture of the house being placed in 1963. According to Charles Mayhew, the house was built that year by the Chamber of Commerce for $2,500.
Click here to see the Belleville Optimist Club Santa House today.
The Optimist Club took over the operation of the house in 1994 along with the coordination of the parade. Some of the special guests this year, along with the jolly old elf himself, were these adorable marching snowmen (ahem) ladies.
|Marching "Frosty the Snowman" in the|
Belleville Optimist Club Santa Parade
I think you'll agree, there's nothing like a parade to get you in the spirit of the season. Happy Holidays are here.