Great Bend JAG-K volunteers help create Santa’s Workshop

Great Bend Tribune

Great Bend High School students, community volunteers and Great Bend Recreation Commission staff will be transforming the City Auditorium into Santa’s Workshop. The 23rd-annual Santa’s Workshop will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, in the City Auditorium. Enter through the doors located on the southwest corner of the auditorium.

“This free Christmas event is designed for preschool through sixth graders and their families and those young at heart,” said Garet Fitzpatrick, recreation program coordinator at the Great Bend Recreation Commission. “Children can proceed to any or all the fun booths for food, craft activities and candy treats. Santa will make an appearance. Free popcorn, candy, prizes and balloons will await everyone.  There is no charge to enter the workshop.”  

Students from the Great Bend High School Presidents Club, Student Council, National Honor Society, World Language Club, Educators Rising, DECA, Kays, Kayettes, FBLA, FFA, JAG-K, Pep Club, Theatre Club, Art Club, BCC Sports Medicine Staff, Barton County Sheriff’s Department, Great Bend Fire/EMS Department, Great Bend Police Department, representatives from the GBHS freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes and the Great Bend Recreation Commission will be helping with this event.

The Middle School Jazz Band and Middle School String Rhapsody will perform during the evening.


The Parents As Teachers, Parent Teacher Resource Center – PTRC, Sunflower Early Education Center, and Great Bend Public Library Children’s Department will be providing a mini Santa’s Workshop in the Burnside Room in the Recreation Center designed for preschoolers. For this event, enter through the northeast door of the Burnside Room off Stone Street.

Numerous businesses and civic organizations have provided donations for this event. For more information about this program and other programs the Great Bend Rec offers, visit the website at or call the Recreation Commission office, 793-3755 ext. 110.

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