SANTA HAT WALK
November 24, 2013
LAUREL MOUNTAIN BOROUGH
A mid-20s cold chilled by strong breezes and enhanced by tiny sultry snowflakes drifting through the air didn’t discourage 14 persons from walking almost one mile in Laurel Mountain Borough. The Santa Hats they wore created not only a unique group, but reminded observers that the holiday season is upon us.
The November 24, 2013, walk was sponsored by the Laurel Mountain Park Association backed by the Beanery Writers Group and was timed simultaneously with the 5th Annual Santa Hat Challenge held which was held in Brocton, Massachusetts. The purpose of the challenge, initiated by Brocton businessman James Merian, is to set a world record for most persons gathering and wearing Santa Hats in recognition of Brocton native James Edgar, the first department store Santa, 1890. The Laurel Mountain Borough event was sponsored by the Laurel Mountain Park Association backed by the Beanery Writers Group (Latrobe, Pennsylvania).
More pictures in the Laurel Mountain Borough Newsletter
and in the Beanery Writers Online Literary Magazine
ADDITIONAL READING ON THE 2013 SANTA HAT EVENTS
The Beanery writers Group report on The 2013 Santa Hat Event
(A NaBloPoMo post)