16th Annual Cookies with Santa Held at Maxwell Creek
Greyson Ha (five months old) visits Santa Claus for his very first time.
Dec. 1, 2018 – Maxwell Creek HOA’s annual Cookies with Santa is a popular event every year. This year, however, Joan Foster, Maxwell Creek HOA Social Committee Chairperson noticed there was quite an uptick in attendance than previous years. In addition to eating cookies and visiting with Santa, as the event title details, there were opportunities to sign Christmas cards which will be sent to the veterans’ hospital. New toys were collected for the Children’s Advocacy Center in cooperation with the Murphy Fire Department’s annual toy drive.
Santa Claus chatted with each child about their Christmas list as well as offering words of peace, “Be nice to your sister.” Children were happy to tell Santa they would have cookies and milk at their house for him and carrots for the reindeer on Christmas Eve.
Since Santa was in high demand during this fun seasonal event, Mrs. Claus paused to answer a few questions. Regarding what she and the mister like about Murphy kids, she said, “They are so friendly and cute. There’s not a lot of screaming.” As all good parents know to do, she answered that they do not have a favorite elf, “They are all special to us.” Santa was able to answer one question regarding the trickiest part of driving the sleigh, “Keeping Rudolph under control.”
Santa was pleasantly surprised when Foster presented him with a hand-made quilt. Murphy resident, Kim Jenkins made the quilt to show their appreciation to Santa for making all these years of Cookies with Santa so special at Maxwell Creek.
Santa and Mrs. Claus inform that the very top request this year is for the Nintendo Switch ™. Following quite a bit behind are American Girl dolls, Shopkins, Barbie’s, Lego’s and Paw Patrol.