By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

American Legion wraps up another Christmas party


December 21, 2022

Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Wilder Harding, 4, sits on Santa Claus' (Andrew Zeutzius) lap at the American Legion Christmas party last Saturday. Wilder attended the packed-hall party with lots of other children and their families in the afternoon. More than 90 children attended the morning party.

The halls of the American Legion were decked out for the Christmas party last Saturday - wreaths and lights covered the walls, wrapped presents hung from the ceiling and children walked through an inflatable candy cane archway to receive their gifts from Santa.

Putting on this annual event takes months of careful planning and hard work, explained Jenny Mork of the American Legion. The Legion fundraises throughout the year and parents request specific gifts for their children when they sign up for the party in October. Each gift is hand-picked for each child according to their parents' speci...

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