On Dec.14, Lodi Elks Lodge No.1900 held its annual children’s Christmas party. Thanks to Nancy Politano, chairperson of this event, everyone had a great time, especially the 30 children who attended. The children got to listen to Suzanne Henderson read the classic tale, “The Night Before Christmas”, then Santa arrived with stocking gifts for all, which was provided by Penny Knapp representing the AT&T Pioneer Volunteers who made up the stockings. Cupcake decorating was provided by Julie Traxler for the children to enjoy. Pizzas, salad, fruit, cookies, soda and punch was provided by the Elks with the assistance of volunteer food servers Nancy Sanguinetti and Mike and Eileen Dugan. Rose Deak and Dottie Thompson were Santa’s elf helpers passing out the gifts. Jim Miller, as Santa, gave hugs and big jolly laughs to all the children on his lap.