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Letter to the Editor: An update from the North Pole

Western Maine Community Action's annual Operation Santa Claus is in full swing, and our elves are working hard to make certain that children in Franklin County have gifts to open on Christmas, who may otherwise go without.

This program has been successful entirely on support from our community. We would like to send out a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has made donations to support Operation Santa thus far. This includes cash donations, gifts, filling tags from giving tree sites along with the area businesses that set up the trees for WMCA’s Operation Santa Claus, along with the volunteers who donate their time.

Active Giving Tree sites: The White Elephant; Our Village Market; Medulla Hair & Nail Salon; United Way of the Tri Valley Area; St Rose of Lima; St Joseph’s Rectory; TD Bank; Bangor Savings Bank; Franklin Savings Bank; The Sensi Side; University of Maine Bookstore; Sweatt Winter; Town of Farmington; Town of Jay; Touch of Class; Verso Paper Mill; Fitness Sylz; Calzolaio Pasta Company; The Dollar General (Wilton); Wal-Mart (Farmington).

Cash/Gift donors: United Bikers of Maine; Western Maine ATV Club; Kenneth and Nancy Walters; Farmington Area Ecumenical Ministry; Lois Greenleaf; Ann Allison; Drew Allison; Kyes Insurance.

Please join us Thursday, Dec. 12 at The Roost in Farmington for WMCA’s Operation Santa Claus second annual Ugly Sweater Party at 8 p.m. There is a $5 cover fee or please bring an unwrapped new toy to donate. Enter to win door prizes and take home a trophy for the ugliest sweater!

Our program needs gifts for all ages, and anyone can drop off new, unwrapped toys or bring cash donations to WMCA’s Service Center M-F from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. located at 20B Church street. Cash donations can also be made on our Facebook page or mailed to:

WMCA Operation Santa Claus
PO Box 200
East Wilton, ME 04234

Western Maine Community Action
Operation Santa Claus

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  1. This is such a wonderful program. My family helps a family out every year with toys, clothing, necessities and a wonderful Christmas meal, which they otherwise might not have. I feel so blessed to have what I do, but am most thankful for my wonderful family, which is the best gift of all.