The Applications or sign ups for “Breakfast with Santa” will be available on December 2nd and there is only room for 75 Children. The actual date for “Breakfast with Santa” is December 14th. What has not been known is that Chief Tracy Rodriquenz has to place all the packets together. The toys are provided from donations and the Thomas Brazils have provided monetary donations. When there are insufficient donations, the Dollar General Store provides toys to the Chief.
This is a cumbersome situation and difficult to determine the ages of these children. I have always believed in Angel Trees. The ultimate goal of the Angel Tree program is to get new toys and clothing into the hands of needy children during the holiday season. Our program is not necessarily for needy children, although our council or Town Manager will get a list of needy children who may need bicycles provided by the Suwannee Valley Bike Club. Yet the parents of the children who receive bikes, have never thanked the bike club for the wonderful gift. Under the Angle Tree program, families who are eligible to participate in the program submit requests for items that each child in the household needs to the Town Hall in advance of the holiday season.
It would be nice and necessary to state that the Breakfast for Santa event is only for White Springs Children and not for the surrounding counties. And this was discussed.
And to make the Chief’s duties easier, why couldn’t we have a small Tree which Mrs. Brazil was also familiar with, placing those who signed up for the Breakfast with Santa’s name, age and what was needed on an angel for residents to pick up and actually purchase a gift on which the Child’s name would be placed on it. That would take away a lot of problems with trying to match toy items with ages of children.
We still have time and the Town has most of our e-mails so, if something could be placed together to notify all of us of the tree, we could stop by and get a boy or girl angel’s wish gift (a dollar limit is placed on the gifting usually) and bring it fully wrapped to Town Hall with their name on it.
Karin for the blog