The holiday season is once more upon us and with it comes memories of “Christmas Past”.
The Clam Lake Community Club has been the site of many Christmas parties during its 78 years of existence. Children of all ages were always celebrated and remembered by Mr. Claus. Since all Clam Lake children were on the “nice list” Santa’s red bag held gifts for everyone.
Here is a list of the gifts he presented to the children of 1958:
Carolyn Makovec Age 17 Blouse
Janet Mathey Age 16 Blouse
Rren Canfield Age 14 Blouse
Gene Rosentrreter Age 17 Socks
John Makovec Age 13 Belt
Billie Makovec Age 13 Hand warmer
Ray Mathey Age 12 Hand warmer
Eugene Makovec Bottle Game
Pat Canfield Age 9 Hockey Stick
John Allen Stuebe Age 14 Flashlight
Mickey Dumanch Age 9 Gum Ball Bank
Robin Dumanch Age 5 Peg Table and Paints
Dorena Canfield Age 6 Potato Head and Paints
Sandra Linenfeldser Age 6 Potato Head and Paints
Julie Gile Age 11 Jewelry Box
Jill Mathey Age 3 Drum
Pictured are some of the Clam Lake children of the 1990’s with Santa (Dave Frasch).
Left side of Santa: Sarah Reukema, Jill Eder, Tammy Eder, Jackie Eder, Anna Rice, Kayla Dudley and Amanda Roquemore.
Right side of Santa: Nate Rice, Richard Reukema, Joel Eder and Tom Eder.