A large group of children, including students from the Blue River Elementary School, went to the Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Resort’s main lodge, for the annual Lunch with Santa last week.                                 Photo submitted

A large group of children, including students from the Blue River Elementary School, went to the Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Resort’s main lodge, for the annual Lunch with Santa last week. Photo submitted

Blue River’s Lunch With Santa an annual hit

This special Christmas luncheon has been a tradition in Blue River for close to two decades

  • Dec. 21, 2018 6:30 a.m.

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On Dec. 14, 17 children including students from the Blue River Elementary School and their parents went to the Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing (MWHS) Resort’s main lodge, for the annual Lunch with Santa at MWHS.

This special Christmas luncheon has been a tradition in Blue River for close to two decades and offers local children an opportunity to meet the jolly big guy himself, with a special lunch prepared by MWHS.

According to Blue River Elementary School teacher Maymie Tegart, the Christmas party at MWHS is an annual highlight prior to the holidays for her students.

“They are always excited about Santa’s visit and of course the amazing food,” said Tegart.

“A student even asked me three weeks ago if the ‘famous spaghetti’ would be there again—luckily it was. We are really appreciative of all the hard work and generosity that the Wiegele staff provides.”

The Blue River Elementary School Christmas Carollers also stopped by the resort with a horse drawn sleigh on Dec. 12, to help spread the holiday spirit with MWHS guests after a day of heli-skiing.