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Christmas wishes on the way

Tuesday, 8th November, 2011

SINGED, SEALED, DELIVERED: Milla Attard, 2, and Max McFeeters, 2, send Santa a letter yesterday. SINGED, SEALED, DELIVERED: Milla Attard, 2, and Max McFeeters, 2, send Santa a letter yesterday.

By Kurtis Eichler

 With only 47 days until Christmas, children better hurry to get their wish lists to Santa.

For the 31st year, the Y’s Men are assisting St Nick in his massive effort by setting up specialty mail boxes in several of locations around the city.

Via the Y’s Men’s free Santa Mail, many children across the Far West and indeed the world have sent letters to Father Christmas.

The service club’s Bill Collins noted that most of the children who sent letters in 1980 now have youngsters of their own sending their wishes to Santa.

“Santa is again asking the children to write their letters early this year so that he will have plenty of time to answer your letter and make the toys that you have asked for in your letter,” Mr Collins said.

“Every child that writes a letter to Santa will get a reply from Santa so be sure that you put your name and address on your letter.”

Children are also encouraged to ask for a ticket to Breakfast with Santa on December 3.

The service group are giving the city’s believers in St Nick the chance to enjoy breakfast with Father Christmas himself from 8:30 until 10am.

The annual festive tradition usually sees around 100 of the city’s youngsters converge on the YMCA to meet Santa and voice their wishes for Christmas Day.

“There will be games for children to play and face painting,” said Mr Collins.

Tickets are two dollars, and Santa Mailboxes are located at South Post Office, Town’n’Country Bikes and the YMCA.

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