Happy Fall to all of my boys and girls in the Northern Hemisphere! (in Australia, it's happy spring!) This is my fourth Santa blog and I'm delighted to let you know that we are under full toy production here at the North Pole. Bernard and Judy have our factories running like a well oiled machine! Lots of new toys particularly Star Wars, Doc McStuffin, Legos, and Sophia the First are being made right now.
This past Tuesday, the Central Virginia Children’s Book Bank hosted our final Summer Reading Night at Bellwood Elementary School. The celebration we hosted at Bellwood was to be an event during which we acknowledged the success of our participation in the Chesterfield S.T.A.R.
Dr. Randy Geldreich, an ER Doctor at St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond, Virginia told us that he was certainly surprised to receive a phone call from CMoR about a tuition raffle ticket that he'd purchased about a week prior to the drawing. Despite the long hours Dr. Geldreich works, however, he mentioned being unable to get to sleep after receiving the message that he'd won four years of college tuition through CMoR's Annual Tuition Raffle.
I have been thinking about you as Mrs. Claus and I take our vacation at the beach! We love our time basking in the sun, doing a little fishing and recuperating from a busy Christmas season. My elves and Snow Queen are now preparing the North Pole for next Christmas, making new toys, trying out games and puzzles and video games.
“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.” - Anonymous
A lot happens over the summer, wouldn’t you agree? A child can change tremendously over the summer, if you let it happen. There’s a lot of growing, and a lot of change during these 3 months of very active (and hopefully!) stressfree living.
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