OGDENSBURG Despite being robbed of its signature Santas village in March, the North Pole Satellite Office reopens this weekend.
A grand opening ceremony with Santa in attendance will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at Flat Iron Park, at the corner of Main and Ogden streets, for the fourth annual Christmas display.
It wont be the same, said co-chairman Gary J. Ladouceur.
I never doubted that wed have something, he said Wednesday. I just knew that it wouldnt be what we once had.
What was once had were 15 sheets of volunteer-painted plywood that comprised the displays village. That included Santas house, a toy workshop and elves house. The separated pieces were stolen from Mr. Ladouceurs yard, never to be seen again.
No leads whatsoever, Mr. Ladouceur said when asked of the whereabouts of the lumber, which took 15 friends and neighbors to paint in 2009.
What will be at the park for the holiday season from Sunday until Dec. 27 includes a reindeer-drawn sleigh, an igloo, a soldiers display, a memory tree and a candyland exhibit.