It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas in downtown Beverly after a visit by Father Christmas.  

The Beverly Heritage Center in Randolph County hosted a meet and greet with the Victorian Father Christmas and presented him with some unique letters to Santa.  Letters written by two Woodward children more than 100 years ago were found at the center during a renovation project and years later became the passion of one employee.

“Now that we know a little more about who Page and who her sister, Teddy, were, I feel such an important personal connection with them.  In the process of researching who they were this is a little something I wanted to do for them and for their family, as well,” said AFHA AmeriCorps Member Christopher Miekle.

The letters were presented during the Beverly Old-Fashioned Christmas celebration.  

Families got to enjoy crafts, food, and music during the event.