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Santa Helpers from around the World attending the Charles W. Howard Legendary Santa Claus ConferenceBy Michael Rielly
Santa Helpers from around the World attending the Charles W. Howard Legendary Santa Claus Conference
Hundreds of Santas, Mrs. Clauses, Elves, and Santa Helpers will travel to Albion, New York to attend the Charles W. Howard Legendary Santa Claus Conference, April 16-19, 2015.
Albion, NY – 6 April 2015: You better watch out and you better not cry. Why? Because Santa and Mrs. Claus are coming to town. To be more precise, several hundred Santas and Mrs. Claus helpers are headed to the Charles W. Howard Legendary Santa Claus Conference in Albion, New York on April 16-19, 2015.
Albion, New York is the hometown of the late Charles W. Howard, for whom the event is named after. Howard, touched the lives of millions of people around the world and is most known for being the Founder and Dean of the world’s first Santa Claus School.
The Charles W. Howard Legendary Santa Claus Conference is presented as an interactive forum, designed to complement other existing Santa Claus schools, seminars, and gatherings. The Conference is produced free of charge to the Santa Claus Community by Phillip L. Wenz and the Santa Claus Oath Foundation.
The event will take place in and around the town of Albion and will feature programs and presentations that include vendors, discussion panels, a film festival, and the main Workshop itself. There will also be a ceremony honoring the 2014 inductees the International Santa Claus Hall of Fame.
“The Charles W. Howard Legendary Santa Claus Conference is the Santa Claus Oath Foundation's way of giving back and saying thank you to all Santas, Mrs. Clauses, and helpers for the Christmas magic they create for children of all ages”, commented Phillip L. Wenz.
About Charles W. Howard
Charles W. Howard was truly an American original. He was born on June 15, 1896 in the house that he would live in his entire life. As a boy he did chores on the family farm and had little time to play, but when he did his imagination would take him to far off magical places. As an adult he got to travel all over the country making magical memories for others. No matter how or where Howard roamed, his heart and home were always in Albion, New York. Howard would go on to a career that would include appearances in some of the nation’s largest cities, including being the official Santa Claus for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Though Howard traveled all over the country, he never forgot his hometown of Albion. He started a Santa Claus School at his home in 1937 and redeveloped his farm property into a theme park, known as Christmas Park in the early 1950s.
About Albion New York
Albion is located in Orleans County, New York just north of Interstate 90 on NY Route 98 between the cities of Buffalo and Rochester.
About the Santa Claus Oath
The eight principles that make up the Santa Claus Oath were written with the ideals of what portraying Santa should be about. Authored by professional Santa, Phillip L. Wenz, the Oath was inspired by the lives of the two most prolific Santa Claus actors of the 20th century: Charles W. Howard of Albion, New York and Raymond “Jim” Yellig of Santa Claus, Indiana. Upon writing the Santa Claus Oath, the document was adopted by nearly every Santa Claus organization and individual Santa portrayer in the world. For more information about the Santa Claus Oath, please visit: www.santaclausoath.com