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Meet Santa at the Boat Club on Saturday

  • Visitors wait at the Boat Club for Santa to arrive in 2017.

    Visitors wait at the Boat Club for Santa to arrive in 2017.
    Courtesy of Carolyn Schwent

Submitted by Carolyn Schwent
updated: 12/5/2018 12:01 PM

The Chester Boat Club and Chester Chamber of Commerce are pleased to again host visits with Santa this Saturday, Dec. 8.

As part of Christmas on the River, Santa will arrive by barge at the Chester Riverfront at 10 a.m., welcomed with Christmas music by the Chester High School Band.

Santa will briefly greet children and families at the riverfront. Then, all children are encouraged to come to the Chester Boat Club to see Santa, pose for photos, and get free treats.

Children will chat with Santa and then each child will receive a treat bag of small toys and candy, a Christmas cookie and brownie, and a carton of milk. Photos of the visits are welcomed.

Santa's barge ride on the Mississippi River is provided by Knight Hawk Coal Company. The Chester Chamber of Commerce and Chester Boat Club are providing the treat bags and cookies.

Chester Dairy is providing the milk, and the brownies are compliments of Gilster Mary Lee Corp.