New Melle VFW Post 5651 hosted their annual children’s Christmas party on Sunday, December 15. Attendance was affected by the snowfall but there was still a full house of eager, excited children. Each child had the opportunity to sit on Santa’s lap and propose their wish list. After deep consideration, all the youngsters picked their perfect gift to take home from a vast selection. After filling up on hot dogs and cupcakes, families headed home before the snow affected their travels. Pictured is Logan Kohler making sure Santa’s beard was real.