House getting ready for Santa’s arrival

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Cleaning, sweeping and hanging garland and wreaths are, from left, Belles Jesse Foshee and Farrah Murchison and in back, BethAnne Methvin.

Miss Merry Christmas and the Christmas Belles joined Carmella Maggio McCart in helping clean and decorate the Santa Claus House for the new Christmas season. Also helping were her son, Mason, and Rache Lyddy, with iORGANIZE.

Jeanette Maggio Gunter, McCart’s aunt, had the original Santa House built in 1959-60 in memory of her son, Barry Gunter. Gunter’s family has been involved with the Santa House since.

From left are BethAnne Methvin, Natalie Molina, Farrah Murchison, Miss Merry Christmas Emma Giddens, Bailey Ebarb, Jesse Foshee and Amia Brown after decorating and cleaning the Santa House.

The Belles and Miss Merry Christmas will be assisting Santa each night at the house. The house opens Dec. 4 and will be open nightly through Dec. 23. Hours are 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday-Friday and 5-8:30 Saturdays.