Santa and Mrs. Claus (Mike and Patty Buysse) have their hands full as Owen (center), age 1, was too fascinated with Santa to look at the camera for the Franz family picture. Siblings Kameryn (left) and Haylie try to focus Owen’s attention forward.

Hardwick's annual holiday event features snakes, snappers and Santa

Hardwick Santa Day featured a variety of experiences Saturday afternoon at the local community center including ornament making, cookie frosting, pictures with Santa and a more unusual Christmas tradition of a visit from Zoo Man aka Brent Mielke.


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