Posts Tagged ‘Santa Claus’

Paul Messner is back for annual Santa Claus photos, but with a health-conscious twist. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Feeling festive, in pre-Covid times. (Photo courtesy Barbi Ford)

Santa waits for you.

The Coupeville High School Class of 2021 is hosting a fundraiser, featuring socially-distanced photos with Old Saint Nick.

The event is set for Saturday, December 12 from 10-2 at Bell’s Farm (892 W. Beach Road), and cost is $10 for three digital photos which will be emailed to you.

Patrons are asked to park in the grass area behind the farm’s honesty stand.

You can pay with cash or check (made out to CHS Parents), delivered in an envelope with your name, phone number, and email address written on the front.

Since we’re living in the Age of Coronavirus, extra care will be taken to assure Santa, portrayed by Coupeville gridiron legend Paul Messner, is properly socially-distanced.

While he won’t be sitting with people in the photo as in years past, he will be clearly visible.

“In order to keep Santa safe this year we had to get a little creative,” Wolf mom Deb Smith said. “It’s a way to carry on a Christmas tradition while ensuring safety.”

Participants are asked to wear a mask until they have been seated for their picture, and if you’ve brought your pet for the photo, they need to be leashed.

“We want to keep everyone safe, and get you in and out quickly,” Smith said.

“Take some time to visit the Bells Farm honesty stand and grab some goodies for your holiday table or gifts for family and friends,” she added.

“We’re very fortunate to have their wonderful family help make this possible this year!”


To sign up, pop over to:

Senior Class of 2021: Santa Photos on the Farm (signupgenius.com)

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Jordan Ford (John Fisken photo)

   Jordan Ford, crackin’ heads and making his mom happy by taking off his football helmet when the camera man wanders by. (John Fisken photo)

Tip your hat to Cow Town royalty.

The latest edition in a long-running legacy of excellence has his cake day today, so we all need to take a moment to wish a happy birthday to Jordan Ford.

#88, who can usually be seen on Friday nights blowing up opposing runners and making off with fumble recoveries, has been a huge positive addition to the Wolf football squad.

He’s been a huge positive edition to the whole school and town, for that matter.

And, while it would have been great to have gotten him back sooner, Coupeville fans will enjoy the year we’ll get.

A talented athlete, and a guy who just seems like a good, positive dude in all ways, Jordan is the heir to an impressive legacy.

Throw a rock (and not very hard) and you’ll hit someone in his family, and they all were stellar athletes during their time in the red and black.

His parents, David and Barbi, united the Fords and Messners, two families with long, hallowed traditions, and his bloodline includes everyone from Breeanna Messner to Aimee Bishop to Santa Claus (Paul Messner) himself.

It’s always great when Coupeville gets lucky and picks up a talented athlete, instead of losing another one. When they’re also a quality person, so much the better.

But it’s special when that athlete returns to the home of his forefathers to write another chapter in his family’s novel-length book.

Welcome home, Jordan, and happy birthday from all of us.

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Greenbank Farm's Santa dispenses holiday joy.

Greenbank Farm’s Santa dispenses holiday joy.

Cheerful? Outgoing?

Have a hankering to take your Christmas spirit to the next level and work with the Big Man himself?

Excellent. Your time may have come.

Lovers of all things holiday are being called on to step up and consider donating a bit of their time to take on the persona of an elf and work with Greenbank Farms’ Santa-in-residence as he dispenses holiday cheer through this holiday season and beyond.

Santa will be sitting from 11-1 every Saturday at the Greenbank Farm until Christmas, as well as hosting three 45-minute parties at 10 AM Dec. 6, 13 and 20.

Eager elfs can pick up volunteer hours and a gig that can be included on a resume, particularly if the participant is a drama student.

Appearance of prospective elfs should be “small in stature, nimble, but not frenetic in movements. Clad in colorful, loose-fitting androgynous clothing that is both modest and exotic in design; e.g. pointy-toed shoes/slippers, crown-like cap with attached elf ears, fur fringe, bells and/or other dangling/glittering items like stars, pom-poms, etc.”

Rules of behavior include an ability to be “extroverted in a mildly effeminate manner, but outwardly calm and speaks in a soft voice, especially to children. Buoyant, positive, cheerful, friendly, talkative, inquisitive. Especially interested in children from infancy through 8-10 years old.”

Outgoing and personable helps, as well. Previous experience working with children is highly valued.

Children at the parties will receive a party favor bag with his/her name on it which includes a candy cane, several chocolate coins, a finger puppet and a non-religious wooden tree ornament craft activity that includes mini-markers.

Kids will also get their photos taken with Santa and get some one-on-one time to discuss their holiday-related concerns.

Serious about gettin’ your elf on? Send an email to whidbeysanta@gmail.

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