OLMSTEDVILLE Santa came a few weeks early to Minerva Central School last Friday but his arrival was just in time for the 42nd Annual Minerva Community Christmas Bazaar. This years bazaar was organized by the Sleeping Giants Senior Citizens with the help of elves representing numerous community organizations. The theme Angelic Christmas proved to be a huge success as holiday shoppers or those just out for an evening of merry socialization gathered to partake of all the holiday goodies and good cheer. The Class of 2009 served up dinner and dessert and for those who werent quite that hungry, the Student Council offered free hot chocolate throughout the evening. Food was in plentiful supply with homemade breads and pies proving extremely popular. One woman who asked to remain anonymous so as not to spoil Christmas said she checked quite a few items off her shopping list. Her bag of gifts included a wreath from the Rescue Squad, two pies from the Historical Society, some tree ornaments from the Minerva Service Organization, a blanket, a cookbook, a license plate holder, a ruby necklace and matching earrings and a $5 raffle ticket from the American Legion. The woman borrowed Santas sleigh and eight tiny reindeer to carry her and her packages home. The community again rallied around Old Saint Nick for the annual Operation Santa Claus and many families in need will enjoy a merrier holiday season because of the generosity of friends and neighbors.