Construction causes Christmas events to be postponed on peninsula – Press Telegram


Don’t blame Scrooge.

Due to lingering concerns about the Delta variant and other circumstances, Santa’s events on the peninsula have been called off.

According to an email sent by the Peninsula Neighborhood Association and signed by Santa on the Peninsula committee members Braden and Susan Phillips, holiday events have been put on hold until 2022.

The association traditionally organizes six holiday activities, including a neighborhood Christmas tree, Christmas lights, a letterbox for letters to Santa, a painted Santa for photographs, holiday social activities and a visit. in person from Santa Claus.

“It was a unanimous board decision to cancel the events,” association president Dave Huff said on a phone call. He said he was disappointed and hoped for a better 2022. “We are being very careful about everyone’s health and safety.”

In recent years, 62nd place at Chrisman’s Landing has been the site of Santa’s annual visit to the peninsula.

The cancellation notice to residents explains that the Chrisman’s Landing office building is being renovated and is surrounded by scaffolding, surrounded by a protective fence.

“Even though the site is clean and well maintained, mixing children and construction sites is never a good idea from a safety standpoint,” the note said.

Due to the construction, there is no power supply for the tree or the lights. In addition, the city plans to remove the bricks along the edge of the bay from the brick square to identify the cause of periodic sinkhole failures and make permanent repairs, the note said.

“The current area of ​​the square is just not safe for a night out with the kids,” according to the PNA email.


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