In 1936 Hanover Borough constructed a small Santa's cabin to be used for one year. After that season the cabin was sold at auction. The idea was so popular with the residents that another larger cabin was constructed in 1937 and utilized every Christmas season until 2017. Despite the efforts of Hanover Borough Public works employees to preserve the historic cabin, the 2017 season began with concern that the cabin would not make the trip downtown. After the 2017 season it was determined that a worthy replacement needed to be found.
In early 2018, Bob Hollingshead (Secretary/Trustee) and Gregg Hicks (Club Manager) were approached by Donald Hamme and Justine Trucksess of Hanover Christmas Committee and asked if the Hanover Eagles would contribute to the new cabin. It was discussed at a membership meeting and unanimously decided that the Hanover Eagles would take the opportunity to commit to the entire $47,000.00 cost of the Cabin. This would insure that the Eagles would be part of an historic event and give the residents of the Hanover area, their children, their grandchildren and their grandchildren's children, continued tradition for well over 100 years.
The Officers, Trustees and members of our club worked hard over the year making sure that this opportunity became a realization. We were met with obstacles and doubt through this journey, but the dedication and support of our members overcame the obstacles and made this dream a reality.
At this time, we would like to thank each and everyone of our members for their continued dedication and support of our great club. Each and everyone of you should be proud of this accomplishment of a tradition that will now go on!
Officers & Trustees of Hanover Eagles #1406