Funds for the annual Christmas party were provided by Alfred Bromelsick, a local businessman who left his entire estate to the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and 4-H organizations when he died in 1950.
Bromelsick was involved in farming, banking and real estate. He never married.
The annual party is free for members of the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and 4-H programs. Children and their families are treated to a variety show and candy at the party. The event has been held at Kansas University's Lied Center in recent years.
In addition to the party, money from the Bromelsick has been used to purchase Boy Scout and Girl Scout camps and to pay for 4-H summer camps.
Bromelsick is buried, along with his mother, father and brother at Oak Hill Cemetery.