This December marks the 66th year that the Portage Lakes Kiwanis Club is helping Santa on Christmas Eve.  The Santa Delivery tradition began in 1951 with one single sleigh and a committed group of men.  Last year The Ohio General Assembly recognized the 65th Anniversary of the program which has grown to 15 Santa Teams and over 150 volunteers.

Those who wish to participate may drop off one (1) wrapped gift per child (no larger than a shoe box) on Monday, December 4, 2017 at the following locations:

Coventry Fire Department and
New Franklin Fire Department between 8:00am and 8:00pm
Huntington Bank (Coventry)
Chase Bank (Manchester)
PNC Bank (Coventry)
Akron Coin & Jewelry
Ayers Insurance
Elias Insurance
Innovative Auto Service

All drop-off locations will close Wednesday evening, December 20, 2017.  The Kiwanis Civic Center (725 Portage Lakes Drive) will accept packages until 5pm Thursday evening, December 21, 2017.

Each drop off location will have maps, labels, rules and other information concerning delivery. Please double check your route number as some have changed. Gift packages are limited to no larger than the size of a shoe box.

Santa Sleighs will depart from 725 Portage Lakes Drive beginning at 5 pm on Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24, 2017.  Loud speakers and flashing lights will announce their arrival to streets along the routes.  We cannot track Santa, so please do not call for an arrival time.

Parents: PLEASE have your children dressed and ready to greet Santa and PLEASE turn your outside lights on.  Participating parents with physically challenged children who are not able to meet Santa on his sleigh outside their homes are asked to call 330-644-8967 to make special arrangements. Families outside the delivery area can see Santa at 5:45 pm at the Chase Bank (5638 Manchester Road) in New Franklin.

The Santa Delivery tradition is made possible through your continued support of Kiwanis Rose Remembrance Day.  Please follow us online at www.PLKiwanis.org or on Facebook for updates.

 
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