Santa comes to Salem coverage

The annual Santa Comes to Salem event took place Saturday at Town Hall.

There were a variety of activities for youngsters and adults at the event, now in its eighth year. There were several kinds of crafts, some games and fire truck rides outside. And of course children were able to meet with, and get their photo taken with, Santa himself.

The event also had a raffle that benefited The Sharing Center and a cookie walk run by the Salem Booster Club, with proceeds going to Toys for Tots. Toys for Tots also was there accepting donations.

Festivities were to conclude with a tree lighting at about 5 p.m.

Click the link below to see some more photos of the event.



  1. Crysti Neuman says:

    Thank you to all who attended Santa Comes to Salem yesterday. We hope you had as much fun as we did. The smiles on the kids faces were priceless. This event could not be possible without the work of many volunteers and local business. The Cookie Walk sponsored by the Salem Grade School Booster Club – who generously donated their time and monies raised to Toys for Tots. There was over $500.00 raised. That is a lot of cookies! Thanks to all the bakers as well. There were some fantastic raffle items that were donated for the Sharing Center to raffle off and many raffle tickets were purchased.
    I would like to thank the volunteers that helped on this day. We had two new volunteers this year- that ran our craft area. They were wonderful and they even held little ones when they became tired. Thank you Marie Carlson and Susan Milligan. You are a great addition to our team.. Thank you to the students who came from the Salem Grade School Senate that helped run our games. Mikayla did a great job running our reindeer game and helping out everywhere. Her enthusiasm was contagious. Cecilia and Evelyn Dillman, highschoolers, colored with the kids and took care of the coloring contest. They have been active volunteers for many Santa events. These young volunteers need to be commended for volunteering.
    Thanks to all the employees at the Town of Salem for their support and help. Eileene Anderson and Chris Lamb- this could not be done without you. You are amazing. The Fire and Highway Departments thank you so much. As always the Fire Truck rides were a HIT! And the lighted tree this year just made the entire day special. Thanks also to the Town of Salem Board for their continued support of this event.
    This event would not have been possible without our Vendors from are fall vendor fair and the following businesses that so generously contributed to the event. R.A. Smith Engineers, Jerry Willkomm, Andrea and Orendorff, Richard Scholze, Pick A Paddle, Samantha Kerkman, Hideaway, Lumpy’s, Westosha Floral, Cabana Tan, Salon/Salon, Reineman’s, Subway, and BMO Harris Bank. Thanks also to West of the I, Westosha Report, Kenosha News, Community State Bank, Southport Bank, and Peoples Bank for advertising our event. Please remember to use our local businesses that support our community in many ways.
    Thank you also to Buddy the Elf, (Travis Neuman) He not only participated in the day’s activities but did a lot of set up work for us. I thank you so much Travis, You make me a proud MOM…
    Thanks Again to everyone for attending and helping and we hope to see you all again next year.
    Crysti Neuman

  2. Karen Rasmussen says:

    A very special thank you to Crysti Neuman, the town of Salem, and each & every volunteer for all their time, talents and creativity that helped make this wonderful, community-spirited event possible!

    Karen Rasmussen (member, The Sharing Center Board of Directors)

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