Letters to the Editor - December 1, 2020
We hope you and your families are staying well and enjoying your time together during this time of COVID. Have you been working hard with your studies at Zoom School? We know this can be very challenging, but we’ve heard from your teachers that you are trying your best. Please keep up the good work.
We wanted to let you know that we will not be visiting the Kenwood Fire Station this year. We are not allowed to have more than just a very few people at one time, and there is just too much risk for Santa and Mrs. Claus with this virus. We want to be sure Santa is well so that he can make his rounds on Christmas Eve.
Instead of each child being able to personally speak with Santa that day, we will be riding around Kenwood Village on the morning of Dec. 12 beginning at 10 a.m. and stopping for children to be able to put their Letter to Santa in a bag that we’ll have on the side of the fire engine. That way, Santa will still know what you would like for Christmas, and you can even have your family take a few photos. I think we will have a little treat for you too.
So start writing your letters in your best handwriting, and get ready to see Santa that morning. If you are just learning to write, it will be okay for someone else to help or write the letter for you. It will be a really fun and different way to have our annual Santa tradition without the risk of exposing anyone to this virus.
Don’t stay up too late the night before and be sure to listen for the fire siren that next morning. Be ready to come out on the street when you hear the fire engine coming. When our driver sees you standing safely in front of a house the engine will stop and then you can come and see us with (or without) your letter. We know there might be very young ones too.
See you then,
Santa and Mrs. Claus