He's making his list and he's checking it twice but before the big man in the red coat slides down your chimney this year make sure he's bringing with him everything on your list.
To help make sure Santa receives your list before Christmas, the Fredonia-Pomfret Recreation Department and Village of Fredonia Post Office are teaming up again and will be providing area children with a direct link to the North Pole. A special 1938 cast-iron mailbox will be located in the lobby of the Fredonia Post Office for children to drop their letters off in.
Last year more than 50 children participated in the Letters to Santa program and each child received a response back from the big man himself.
Morgan Cerrie places his letter to Santa in the Fredonia-Pomfret Recreation Department mailbox. All of the letters received will be shipped to “Santa” up in the “North Pole” just in time for Christmas.
Fredonia-Pomfret Recreation Department Director Jack Swartz said "Santa" uses various kinds of Christmas paper to write back to the children. Each letter is personalized back to the child who wrote it as well.
"There is no postage involved," Swartz said. "The post office sends them for free for us. Just make sure the return address is clear."
To assure delivery, letters should be received by Dec. 16 to allow Santa adequate time to answer all letters and get them mailed back to local children.
The Recreation Department makes 'copies' of the letters and has them on-hand in the Recreation Office in Village Hall incase parents wanted to hold onto those keepsake items.
In other Recreation Department news:
The Village of Fredonia and Town of Pomfret will sponsor free ice skating for Village and Town children and their families at Steele Hall, Fredonia State University on the following dates: Dec. 26, 27, 28 and 29; Jan. 7, 8, 15, 21, 28, and 29; and Feb. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 from 11 a.m. to noon. Skate rental is $4. For further information, call the Recreation Office at 679-2311 or find them on Facebook at Fredonia Pomfret Recreation Department