“Carry the church around the village”

When Nathan started posting photos of the town's 132-year-old church moving to its new home one-half mile away on the Santa Claus Museum's Facebook page, Sabine from Germany commented, "… in German we have a saying: 'carry the church around the village.'" Indeed, Mrs. Koch's dream to carry the past into the future took flight…

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“Oh, heavens!”

If, in the past 65 years, you worked at Santa Claus Land or Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, you will recognize that phrase. And who said it. Oh, Joe… Joe Hevron. He's the only person who worked here every year of our history. All except when he served his country in the Army, during the…

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