Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Pink Pig

When I think about Christmas, I always think about the Pink Pig....not really! But this is an Atlanta tradition.

A little background: Priscilla got her start in 1953 at Rich’s department store in downtown Atlanta. For years, she gave kids a view of the store’s toy department and rode around proudly with her friend, Percival. But when that venerable institution closed, she became a bit more wayward. She spent some time at the Atlanta History Center first, and then went to the Festival of Trees held by Egleston Children’s Hospital. In 2003, also her 50th birthday, she came to the Macy’s at Lenox Square. And she’s been proudly twirling little kids in circles since then.

Since this this a Christmas tradition, Holden's class met for a field trip at the Pink Pig. The kids had a great time riding on the train and then they all had their picture made with Santa.

Ms. Jan's Class with Santa-(It was raining so Holden said he NEEDED his boots. He loves his rain boots-must be a boy thing!)

1 comment:

Kendra said...

Would you believe I have a stuffed Priscilla Pig from Macy's? Actually, it was Goldsmith's at the time; I still have it somewhere. I loved her - mostly because of her name - your story brings back lots of memories!