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5,000 Cookies! Boy, That's a Christmas Party

Guests at the Christmas Family Festival

​​This article is written by Collin Ruane. It was posted December 10, 2016 on

Boys Town held its annual Christmas Festival on Saturday, featuring a wide variety of entertainment, including a visit with Santa and his reindeer.

Organizers were pleased with the turnout. "We have a large crowd this year," said Director of Community Programs Tom Lynch. "We really promoted it. We wanted the public to come and learn about Boys Town."

"We made close to 5,000 cookies and about 4,800 frosting cups and we're fully prepared to make about 250 gallons of ​cocoa," said Food Services Director Robert Tapio.​