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Michael Rielly

Final Santa Claus Oath Ceremony

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Legendary Santa Claus

Sir, I would like to thank you for your comments last evening on my comments to the Tragedy page! My question here is that about 50 Santa's will be attending the NOERR Programs Santa University School from the 16th--19th of July and so far have not heard if we will be having the OATH at the closing of classes. I too have not been able to sign the document that everyone here is talking about. We the group of 50 will we be able to find out about our signatures on your document. Am not sure if any of the 49 in my classes have signed or taken the OATH if you could keep us apprised?

Have Judy Noerr contact me and we can set up an Oath Ceremony at the class.

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Santa John Dreggors

Thanks to everyone making this possible. I just downloaded the PDF and as I read further down the post I realized I am signed up to attend Tim's School in Atlanta so I will have the opportunity to sign there. Thanks again to everyone for making the information and opportunity available.

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Legendary Santa Claus

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Sign in 1961

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Sign in 1988

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Sign in 2004

As part of the activities of the September 25th Oath Ceremony the Santa's Dressing Room Sign will be returning to Christmas Park. The sign hung on the dressing room door from 1949 and it was removed in 1988 for preservation, as it was becoming damaged by the weather when part of the roof of the building caved in. It has been protected ever since. This is a special sign that the students of Charles Howard were often photographed by.

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As a tradition.. from 1949 thorugh 1965, students were often photographed by this sign as a keep-sake for their school scrapbooks.

A special group photo will be taken with all the alumni of the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School that are present that day with the sign in approximately the same location of the dressing room, right near the fireplace. That photo will be presented to the historical society. Another photo with all the Santas present will also be taken.

More historical activities information to follow.

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Santa Christopher

None of this would be possible without the love, dedication and passion that Phil has for the Santa Claus world, It is a very exciting thing to see these pictures and to think how lucky we all are to be able to experience the special events planned in the near future, a lot of time and energy has gone into making the story of Charles W. Howard come to life for this Oath signing, take advantage of these opportunities if you have the chance. Thank you to Phil and everyone else that is involved with these events, being a younger Santa I appreciate all the effort to keep these memories alive and the traditions strong!

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Santa Bob Elkin

Santa Christopher, You are so correct, without the dedication, a lot of effort, and a devotion to the world of Santa Claus, all or most of the modern day history of our icon, Santa Claus would have been lost. Many years from now people will really realize that our Legendary Santa was/is truly Legendary. And....lest we forget, the Santa Claus Oath Foundation is picking up the tab, we all should know that means Phil and DeAnn Wenz are funding the "Final Oath Ceremony" for all of us!

Thanks for sharing this information Phil, I think I better be checking the cost of an airline ticket to Buffalo! ho ho ho!

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Santa Dave

Thanks for sharing this information Phil, I think I better be checking the cost of an airline ticket to Buffalo! ho ho ho!

Hey Bob, Save the airfare. Hop on one of those rocket balloons!! :whistling: Seriously I hope you can make it up here for the Albion event. it's going to be a great time!!

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Michael Rielly

I hope to be at the NY and IN events and am looking forward to see some old friends!

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Legendary Santa Claus

Update – National Christmas Center Oath Ceremony and Exhibit, July 10, 2010.

Over sixty components of the Ceremony and Exhibit have been shipped to Lancaster, PA for the upcoming Oath event at the National Christmas Center. Talking to Jim Morrison today, the response to the events of next weekend has been very good. To make sure that all can participate in the ceremony, Jim is putting up a 20 foot by 10 foot tented area right out front of the National Christmas Center. The ceremony, the exhibit, and the ribbon cutting will take place in that area instead of inside. Jim feels that more people can participate this way. The exhibit then will be moved to its location in the center. I'll post the agenda soon.

Thanks to all that are helping with this Event.

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Santa Trever

Sounds like it's going to be a great event! Wish I could be there with all of you. :santa_undecided:

I'm sure Dutch will take lots of Pictures - maybe someone can take some video too.

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Santa Dennis

Wow! that is great Phil sounds like it is shaping up into a big crowd for the ceremony. I wish I could be there too. I'm sure you guys will have fun.

Edited by Santa Dennis

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Dutch Schrap

We're getting lots of responses from Santa's coming out to the Lancaster event! It's going to be a great time!! PM me if you are coming so I know! I'm working with Jim on having a dinner in the evening in Lancaster. Most restaurants are on average $20-25 per person and most are either "homestyle" or buffet. More info soon on that!

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Santa Bill

I can not be at the NY one but I will be at the Candy Castle.

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Felix Estridge

I surely wish I could be at both but, unfortunately, cannot attend either. They are both going to be major historical events for the world of Santa Claus.

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Dutch Schrap

I just found out I will probably be going to Albion for Sept 25th!!!! So excited!!!!!

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Santa Dave

I just found out I will probably be going to Albion for Sept 25th!!!! So excited!!!!!

Great news Dutch!! It's going to be fa great time.

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Santa TJS

I would like to go to NY not sure I can schedule it yet, though it would be a nice time to celebrate my 58th.

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Santa JimL

Santa Tom:

Sure hope you can make to Albion, it's going to be a really great time.

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KKringle

I took the oath on 2-27-2010 in Rhode Island. In the rush of the moment, I got my certificate and signed it, but I do not believe I signed the book. Thanks to all of you who may be able to make it possible for me to sign before the book it is sealed. I am going to stay on top of this. Thanks again!

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Santa Mike Liquori

Dutch , do you have a head count yet for Lancaster?

I'm curious to know how many will attend.

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Felix Estridge

I took the oath on 2-27-2010 in Rhode Island. In the rush of the moment, I got my certificate and signed it, but I do not believe I signed the book. Thanks to all of you who may be able to make it possible for me to sign before the book it is sealed. I am going to stay on top of this. Thanks again!

Kevin,

All you need to do is download the PDF and follow the instructions within. I have not received your signed signatory authorization to record your signature.

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Dutch Schrap

:toot: This just in.... :toot:

On Saturday evening in Lancaster, we'll be having a true Pennsylvania Dutch dinner experience if you would like to join us!!

We'll be heading over to Hershey Farm for a 6pm dinner.

Santa Jim Morrison will be showing his famous movie/slideshow afterwards at the Restaurant. :popcorn:

Cost is $16.50 per person for the dinner - due on Saturday morning (day of the festival). (I'd bring cash for Jim...)

For more info about Hershey Farm Restaurant and Inn - please click on the link below.

Hershey Farm Restaurant and Inn

If anyone has questions about Saturday - please feel free to contact me.

Since I'm so close, I'll be arriving Saturday morning (very early if anyone wants to meet for breakfast) and will be staying for dinner.

Looking very forward to seeing those coming!

Dutch

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Santa Dave

This dinner sounds great Dutch. Can't wait to get down there!! Thanks

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Dutch Schrap

No official head count yet Mike. I know of a handful coming from here and then a bunch from NJ and WV from what I hear.

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Santa Mike Liquori

Sounds good.

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