There was a line of children as long as the street to see the crowd favorite at Saturdayâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Hometown Holiday in downtown Wapakoneta. Santa Claus and his helpers from the Octagon Club sat outside the courthouse on Willipie Street, waiting to hear every boy and girlâ€™s wish for Christmas. There were elaborate requests with many toys and simpler ones for just the childrenâ€™s favorite treat.
Brooklyn Snyder, 8, and her older sister Morgan, 10, each wanted the exact same thing.
â€śI want a Monster High Doll,â€ť Brooklyn said. â€śI want it to play with.â€ť
Morgan echoed her sisterâ€™s request for the doll.
â€śI like to collect them and put them all together.â€ť
Trevor Crisp, 7, also had one main request. â€śI asked for a monster truck,â€ť he said.
When asked why, he gave a simple explanation.
â€śTo roll up and down the hallway,â€ť he said.
Each of the children had different reasons they enjoyed the Childrenâ€™s Hometown Holiday event this weekend.
â€śItâ€™s fun because I get to see my friends,â€ť Brooklyn said.
Morgan enjoyed getting all the treats from the downtown businesses and her favorite characters. Her favorite?
â€śThe M&Ms,â€ť she said with a smile.
Trevor, who said that it did not feel cold outside to him, was looking forward to the childrenâ€™s movie at Wapa Theatre. â€śI get to watch Frozen if they have it.â€ť