The Powell kids (from left), Phillip, 8, Maddy, 12, Caroline, 16, and Lyall, 10, had their homemade Santa stolen from their Clunes home.
The Powell kids (from left), Phillip, 8, Maddy, 12, Caroline, 16, and Lyall, 10, had their homemade Santa stolen from their Clunes home. Susanna Freymark

Somebody has stolen our Santa

SANTA has been stolen.

For the past five years, the Powell family has made a Santa out of firewood.

The six Powell kids dressed their homemade Santa in white sheets and second-hand red clothes and sat him on an old plastic chair at the end of their driveway, outside their Bangalow Road home at Clunes.

When Petria Powell’s son went for a jog at 6.30am last Sunday morning, their Santa was gone.

“At night time you can’t even see him,” Mrs Powell said.

The kids liked to make the Santa every Christmas, she said. This was the second time he had been stolen. The funny-looking Santa, who looked either very tired or drunk slumped on his white plastic chair, was part of Christmas for the drivers on their way to and from work on busy Bangalow Road, she said.

Mrs Powell can’t imagine who has taken their Santa.

“My husband suggested we make the next one out of dog poo, in case he is stolen again,” she said.

The kids aren’t happy about their Santa going missing and have erected a sign to let everyone know he has been stolen.

If Santa was returned to his rightful place at the end of the driveway, no questions would be asked, Mrs Powell said.




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