As the following actual letters from 1928 will attest, the third graders at Grand Avenue School were convinced that there was a Santa. The only question was what to ask for.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- John Devona
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
“Dear S. Claus, North Pole. It is a whole year since I have written to you. It is time to let you know WHAT I want , as Christmas is near. (1) doll house, (2) wall black board, (3) auto, (4) roller skates, and (5) a desk. Virginia, Western Springs” “Dear Santa Claus, I have been very good in school and I am good at home. Please send me a freight outfit for my electric train. Please send me $10 to give to others. Will you send me a mother dog. I would like a pair of ice-skates and a new overcoat. Dean” “Dear Santa, Please bring me a set of dishes. I would like a Bye lo doll and a big doll buggy. I want a big two wheel bike. From your friend, Loretta. “ “Dear Santa, I thought I would write you a letter. How are your reindeers. Are you …
The annual Holiday Write-Night is to be held Dec. 7 at the Lyons Township High School South Campus Discovery Center.
Kindergarten through 3rd grade children and their parents are invited to attend Holiday Write-Night 2010, Christmas Around the World. The event will be held at the Discovery Center of Lyons Township High School South Campus, on Dec. 7 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The children will be able to use the center's computers to write Santa at the North Pole and Santa will write back. Santa's helpers will be there to demonstrate how to use the computers. There will be face painting, cookie decorating, coloring, and stories about Christmas around the world. LT students will be providing entertainment and refreshments. This year, attendees can create a passport with a picture of their child with one of LT's mascots, Noil or Nessie, and then the child can …