Auburn Youngsters, Call Up Santa Dec. 18

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Auburn children can call Santa Dec. 18 and let him know what gifts they would like this year.
Auburn children can call Santa Dec. 18 and let him know what gifts they would like this year. Photo Credit: Jennifer Lord Paluzzi (file photo)

AUBURN, Mass. – Want to ask Santa Claus for that new bicycle or video game system? Dec. 18 will be your chance to do so by phone in Auburn.

From 6 to 8 p.m., Santa will visit the local access cable television offices at Auburn High School for the annual call-in TV show. Children should call 508-832-5323 to speak with Santa and ask for gifts. The show will be aired on channel 13, the local cable station.  

In addition, people who are interested in reading a story or singing a song during the program should contact show producer Wayne Page at 508-832-3581.

“We’ve been doing this for 10 years, and it’s always a fun time for the kids to call up and talk to Santa,” Page said.

Click here to watch the show from two years ago on Auburn Community Television.

Rep. Frost Seeks Names for Holiday Gift List for Troops

State Rep. Paul Frost (R-Auburn) again is looking for names of military servicemen and women from the towns in his district who will not be home for the holidays so he can send them holiday gift and care packages.

Frost has made this an annual tradition since his first term in 1997. His district is composed of Auburn, Millbury, precincts 2 and 4 in Oxford, and precinct 4 of Charlton.

“Over the past fifteen years I’ve sent these care packages to express my appreciation for the servicemen and women who cannot be home for the holidays,” Frost said in a written statement. “It is a small gesture to honor their enormous commitment to our nation and freedom. It is also a way for me to express my appreciation to our armed forces to let them know they are being thought of by their community during a season they especially miss being home for.” 

The packages contain candies, cookies, local newspapers and Christmas greeting messages.

Anyone in the district with a loved one in the military who will not be home for Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year's, call Frost's office at 617-722-2489 or email by Dec. 17.

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