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Burk’s Falls father helping Santa during COVID-19

Source: The Star. (Canada) By , Local Journalism Initiative Reporter muskokaregion.com
Fri., Nov. 27, 2020

A Burk’s Falls father is doing what he can to help Santa Claus out this season by ensuring letters to the man in red are delivered safely to the North Pole.

Ryan Baptiste, 32, said he had heard very little from the Village of Burk’s Falls regarding holiday plans so took it upon himself to run a program focused on kids.

“Outside of the (Burk’s Falls) library, there is a bright red ‘magic’ mailbox where kids can drop their letters to Santa and receive a personalized reply before Christmas,” said Baptiste, who collects the letters each night.

According to Baptiste, Santa asked him to collect all the letters in the area because of COVID-19 to send as one big package to the North Pole so nothing gets lost.

“It is a one-person operation and I’m doing everything I can to make sure everybody gets a letter back,” he said. “Some may be a little bit later, but I’m trying my best to ensure that everybody will have them before Christmas.”

Land of Lakes Public School is also in on the initiative, according to Baptiste.

“Students in their classes will be writing letters to Santa,” he said, adding that Santa’s replies will be sent back to the school with an individual response for each child.

The holiday season has always been special to Baptiste, he said, and this year he wanted to start a tradition in honour of his late mother who loved seeing kids smile at the magic of Christmas.

 

What a lovely story, Its wonderful how the Christmas spirit  overcomes and long may it continue :) 

Much better than the  news item I posted yesterday!

 

Full story; https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2020/11/27/burks-falls-father-helping-santa-during-covid-19.html

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