2011-12-13 / World

‘SNOOPY HOUSE’ SAVED



IN THIS 2005 FILE PHOTO, Jim Jordan, left, and Robby Hardison stand in front of the “Snoopy House” that Jordan started 44 years ago with help from Hardison in Costa Mesa, Calif. The city of Costa Mesa has offered to host a massive, animated display of Charles Schulz’s “Peanuts” Christmas characters after Jordan lost the home where the tradition was born and flourished to forclosure. The move saved a wildly popular Christmas display that Jordan says draws 80,000 people — including busloads of visitors, school groups and lines of children waiting to see Santa. 
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IN THIS 2005 FILE PHOTO, Jim Jordan, left, and Robby Hardison stand in front of the “Snoopy House” that Jordan started 44 years ago with help from Hardison in Costa Mesa, Calif. The city of Costa Mesa has offered to host a massive, animated display of Charles Schulz’s “Peanuts” Christmas characters after Jordan lost the home where the tradition was born and flourished to forclosure. The move saved a wildly popular Christmas display that Jordan says draws 80,000 people — including busloads of visitors, school groups and lines of children waiting to see Santa. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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