Cookie decorating and pictures with Santa become a reality for kids this weekend in Riverton

Published: Dec. 2, 2020 at 12:33 AM CST
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RIVERTON, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -

Pictures with Santa have been a hot topic among parents recently, with many towns left wondering if it can be done safely. Riverton found a way to provide a distanced photo session, and cookie decorating with Santa.

On Saturday. 307 East Main Street will be transformed into a cookie decorating workshop fit for St. Nick himself. President of the Riverton Ambassadors, Julie Buller, mentioned, “Santa will be on site, we’re going to set that up to where it’s COVID-safe so the kids can get their picture taken with Santa.”

Bailey Tire and Oil and the Trailhead restaurant donated the cookies and decorating gear. CWC Ambassadors are set to assist the young people with decorating their cookie, and watching the children if their parents choose to drop off to shop or enjoy the downtown lights.

Vice President of the C.A.T.S. museum Curt Galitz, stated, “The role this weekend is just to help out and give back to the kiddos. Obviously, this year it’s been interesting and a lot of the events that we’ve been planning has been tough to get them going. Finding safe ways to keep the kids involved in the holidays is what I’m here for.”

The Center for Arts, Technology, and Science museum is very hands on for students, so it hasn’t been able to open normally this year except for private parties. Although pictures and cookie decorating are free, donations given will go to support the C.A.T.S museum.

“The Riverton Ambassadors here in town, they’re really spearheading a lot of this stuff. There’s a lot of committees in place for some fun holiday stuff here for the kids. They reached out to us and said would you be willing to step out and volunteer and try to raise some funds for C.A.T.S., and we said absolutely. We’re so happy we have such a great community here to give back to our organization,” added Galitz.

You can stay and decorate cookies with your child, or leave them in the hands of volunteers for a short time to do some shopping downtown while you wait.

“My inspiration is the kiddos, I just hate to see with all the COVID stuff going on, that they miss out on Santa and the normal holiday festivities,” Buller emphasized. The event will be on Saturday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Belles and Beaus in Riverton.

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