This Christmas statue is special since it is the first Christmas of the new Millenium!. “Slappy” the Beaver and the Santa gnome are bringing in the season with a bang! They have borrowed a big bass drum from the marching band at Western Beaver High School in Beaver County, PA. While Santa beats on one side with his drumstick, the beaver is banging on the other side with his tail. Slappy has just finished gnawing down the Christmas tree (Santa has brought an ax along just in case the beaver needed help.) For his efforts, Slappy was givien a coin. It just so happens to be a Canadian nickel that depicts a beaver! The last century was spectacular, yet these two 21st century drummers are saying “We can beat it!” Merry Christmas and a Happy Millennium New Year everyone!