Jolly couple to welcome visitors to Tracy’s Home for Holidays
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Santa and Mrs. Claus, balloons, face painting and a holiday boutique will all be featured Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17 and 18, at the Portuguese Hall as part of the inaugural Tracy’s Home for the Holidays.

The hall at 430 W. Ninth St. will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Admission is free.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit with children and be available to have their photos taken. Donations will be accepted to fund Santa’s Charities.

Balloon figures will be created by Ron Young, and Sparkles the Clown will do face-painting.

Child identification and D.A.R.E. programs will be ongoing both days.

The daytime hall activities are part of the Tracy’s Home for the Holidays, three days of holiday activities planned by Dave and Pam Warta, veteran Tracy event volunteers.

Ticketed programs kick off Saturday with a senior citizen breakfast served by Town and Country Café from 9 to 11 a.m.

That evening, a dinner-dance will begin with a 5 p.m. social hour, followed by a Mike Bacchetti dinner at 6:30 p.m. and dancing. The holiday boutique will be open during the evening.

Sunday, a Town and Country family breakfast with Santa will be from 9 a.m. to noon. Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available.

A Sunday afternoon fashion show from 1 to 4 p.m. will feature items from two downtown clothing boutiques, 2nd Avenue and My Best Friend’s Closet. Wine and cheese will be served.

Family Night at the Movies, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, will feature “The Polar Express.” Popcorn and treats will be served.

Tracy’s Home for the Holidays celebration concludes at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, with the annual free Thanksgiving dinner for senior citizens.

Information on last-minute reservations for individual events can be obtained by phoning 833-7330.

Any proceeds greater than expenses will go to local charities through the Tracy Sunrise Rotary Foundation.

• Contact Sam Matthews at 830-4234 or shm@tracypress.com.
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