Strause's Grocery Store, Circa 1904

Build in 1904 by John Fenstermacher, Wellington C. Strause bought the building in 1928. His son, Albright Strause began working for his father in 1933 and assumed the business in 1945. Wellington began the practice of having a children's party on Thanksgiving Day to signal the arrival of Santa Clause. Santa arrived in a variety of vehicles from a Butcher Wagon to a helicopter, airplane, antique car or sleigh. Each child and parents received a gift. Although the parties are no longer held, Strause's Store still operates and has a steady stream of school children who stop for candy and sodas.

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