Santa’s delivery service ready to roll

By: Staff report

FAIRMONT — Santa Claus will be making special deliveries for Fairmont residents on Christmas Eve.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m. that day, Santa and his firetruck reindeer will roll all through town delivering gifts to children as a part of the Santa Visits the Kids, an event started by former Fire Chief James Thompson and Commissioner Charles Kemp.

“I have been a part of this for 14 years and it is truly the most heartwarming activity I have ever participated in by far. We hope you’ll participate,” Kemp said.

Residents who live within the town’s limits and wish to participate can bring a gift, or gifts, for their child, or children, to town hall between now and Christmas Eve, marked with the recipient’s name and the approximate time they want the delivery made, and give it either to the downstairs dispatcher or leave them at the Water Department. Delivery at the requested time is not guaranteed.

Participants are asked to make sure the name and address is clearly marked on the gifts. To participate, contact Kemp at 910-628-7362, 740-0277 or, Fire Chief Vernell Freeman at 628-9766, Ext. 16, or Town Clerk Jenny Larson at 628-9766, Ext. 17.

Staff report