Salem Township, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 12, 2011 – Press conference set for Monday December 12th, 2 pm at Three Cedars Farm located at 7897 Six Mile, Salem Township. Santa Claus will be announcing that he and Mrs. Claus will be coming to Three Cedars Farm this week to meet with children.
Visits with Santa will occur from this Thursday through Saturday from 4-8pm and Sunday from 1-5pm (Dec 15-18).
Gary and Sherry Whittaker owners of Three Cedars Farm in Salem Township have decided to welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus to their home this week despite an ongoing legal battle with Salem Township, which led to the cancellation of their annual Country Christmas celebration. The Whittaker’s have announced that they will open their home to Santa and Mrs. Claus for children and the general public to visit this weekend from Thursday through Sunday. They have decided to have a modified version of their traditional Christmas celebration where children can meet with Santa and Mrs. Claus and have complimentary cider and donuts in their home.
As many will recall three weeks ago the Whittakers had to cancel their annual Country Christmas as a result of an ongoing feud with Salem Township over zoning. The news created a tremendous ground swell of support and encouragement for the Whittakers to try and open for the Christmas season. Gary Whittaker said “after reading thousands of heart warming letters and expressions of sadness for the cancellation of Three Cedars Christmas we have decided to open our home to the general public to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus.” The Whittaker’s attorney, Mark Mandell said, "The Whittaker family should be commended for their efforts and devotion to making so many families happy during the Christmas season.”
Sherry Whittaker has requested that families bring their cameras so that they can get a picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus. They will accept donations on behalf of Active Faith. Active Faith is a charity that helps the needy in Salem Township and surrounding communities.