Elf School was held at the Greater Carbondale YMCA, conducted by the preschool staff and coordinated by the “Christmas In A Small Town” organizers.


Whew!
It’s over!
Santa is certainly back at the North Pole now, feet in front of the fire, sipping a hot chocolate lovingly created for him by Mrs. Claus.
Jolly Olde St. Nick’s recent orbital journey must have exhausted him, and he deserves a well-earned break.
But what about his Elves?
Probably also resting now, especially after going through some vigorous training in Carbondale a few weeks before Christmas.
Elf School was held at the Greater Carbondale YMCA, conducted by the preschool staff and coordinated by the “Christmas In A Small Town” organizers.  On Friday evening, Dec. 10, about 50 children 4 to 8 years old were trained in a variety of elf duties in the form of games and crafts, such as packing Santa’s bag, sorting Santa’s mail, and decorating elf hats, and creating reindeer dust.
At the end of their training, each Elf School graduate received and Elf Diploma, making them uniquely qualified to assist Santa on his midnight ride.
How did they do?