Jolly Old St Nick will be here for sure this weekend, according to the latest reports from the North Pole by way of Jud Essenberg, head of the Angola Merchants Christmas Committee.
Santa has been spending a large amount of time and money to make his sleigh and eight reindeer headed by the red-nosed Rudolph, a sight to behold. The jolly old fellow will arrive at 7 p.m., Friday night, December 4, and will bring his large sleigh and reindeer up to the spot in front of the court house. More than a thousand lights will illuminate Santa and his sleigh. And to be sure he has enough current, Santa has installed his own generator to feed current to this beautiful display.
All good girls and boys are invited to come up to see Santa. He will have candy gifts for them and also will have many many gift certificated donated by various Angola merchants. These certificates will be good for a large variety of gifts both for youngsters and the oldsters.
Santa will be on hand again Saturday to see the children and learn what they want him to bring them on Christmas. He will be at his sleigh in front of the court house on Saturday afternoon, December 5, wo give out candy and gift certificates again.
All of the merchants of Angola will have their stores decorated for the Christmas Opening Friday night and will be open for customers just to browse around and see what new gift ideas are available. Their stores wull be open Friday night and Saturday night and many will also remain opened evenings until Christmas.
The streets of Angola will be decorated, also in the Christmas motif, with the mound and its manger scene the center of attention. The bands of lights and greens running from the edges of the mound up the monument will add to the decoration.
The arrangements for Santa and his sleigh have been made through Santa's helper, Charles Rodebaugh of Angola. He has spent a large amount of time and effort to see that Santa arrives in all his splendor aboard a modern style sleigh with the glossiest reindeer available.
Herald Republican December 2, 1959