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KGWN TV-5 does story on the Cocoa and campfire with Santa at the Paul Smith Children’s Village at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens
The kids in Cheyenne got a special opportunity Saturday at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens. With the chilly weather still in toe, neighborhood kids got to warm up by the fire and roast marshmallows and drink hot cocoa with their families and friends.
Santa and Mrs. Clause also had a busy day, there were sightings at the Depot and then at the Children’s Village where kids could tell the jolly couple what was on their Christmas list this year….
KGWN TV-5 does story on the Cocoa with Santa and the 1,000 faces of Santa at the Paul Smith Children’s Village at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens
By: Kelly Keiter KGWN TV 5 Reporter
Mr. and Mrs. Claus are coming to town this weekend at the Paul Smith’s Children’s Village! To greet their special guests, the Children’s Village has set up thousands of Santa faces around the village. From 1 to 3 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will meet and greet his little helpers and their families. Anyone of any age is welcome to sit with Santa by the campfire and drink hot chocolate and roast marshmallows. Botanical Garden Educational Director Aaron Sommers says it’ll be a good time filled with holiday cheer. “The Children’s Village Garden in Cheyenne has become a magical place year-round, but during Christmastime, Santa Claus is really the true spirit of childhood and the magical time of year that is Christmas.” Sommers also says Santa will be taking wish lists and will have a knee at the ready to listen to present requests of little ones.
By: Kelly Keiter – KGWN reporter
The Laramie County Conservation District has awarded the Paul Smith Children’s Village the Partner in Conservation for 2010. Botanic Gardens Educational Director Aaron Sommers says the Conservation District looked at how the Village shared resources and presented programs to the public. They were also recognized for maintaining resources, not using up resources and preserving the outside world. “The award from the Conservation District really just validates our educational program that we do with school groups on a daily basis and the public on a daily basis as well,” he said. The Laramie County Conservation District is a taxpayer-supported agency. It helps maintain and improve soil and water resources, wildlife habitat, agricultural production and more.
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Press Release.The Paul Smith Children’s Village has a new addition. A “Pretty Water” Fountain has been installed in the Jess and Elizabeth Tolterton Secret Garden. The water fountain is designed to allow children to paint with water.
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Staff have recently installed a vertical xylophone, known as the “Swirl,” which is made of 25 chrome and brass chimes in C major and A minor, ranging in scale from soprano to alto. Children of all ages are welcome to play the instrument and make their own music while enjoying the outside Children’s Village. “This is a great new addition to the Children’s Village, because it provides an opportunity for music education, and allows for musical creativity in both the summer as well as in the winter,” said Shane Smith, Cheyenne Botanic Gardens Director.