FALCONER – Because of a worldwide pandemic children might not get the change to speak with father Christmas in person this year, that’s why a local service organization is encouraging youth to ink their wishes on paper this holiday season.
Normally, children from around the area would be invited to the ‘Santa House’ in Falconer to get an audience with Santa Claus, however, like many things this year it is closed to the public.
So instead the Falconer Rotary Club is inviting children to write their wishes on paper, dropping letters in a box at the Santa House, located in Coleson Park next to Tops Friendly Markets.
The group has installed a new bench so that families have a place to sit and take photos while they visit.
If children are unable to visit the ‘Santa House’ they can mail letters to the Falconer Rotary Club, P.O. Box 122, Falconer, NY 14733.
The club says every letter with a return address that is received by December 18 will receive a response from Santa by Christmas Eve.
Furthermore, the group is sharing Santa videos on Facebook of him reading Christmas stories for area youth.
The Santa House in the Village of Falconer has a tradition of linking kids with Saint Nick since the 1960s.