Santa Claus is coming to town — and he’s got a story to tell.
Santa is slated to make a special stop from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14 at Budget Blinds where he’ll read some of his favorite holiday stories and poems, and be available for photos with kids of all ages.
The visit, presented by Budget Blinds of Lee’s Summit/Overland Park, Link 2 Lee’s Summit and KC Communications and Media Matters, also serves to benefit Lee’s Summit Social Services. Visitors are encouraged to help fill giant stockings with grocery or gas gift cards; warm socks; hats; gloves; or spare cash.
The winter months are a critical time for Lee’s Summit Social Services and its local clientele, and executive director Matt Sanning is thankful for the continued support of the community.
“This time of year, the weather impacts families a great deal,” Sanning said. “Being ever cognizant of the weather, these items will insure the families have the necessary food, warm clothing and resources to get through what can be a very challenging season. At the same time, we want to spread joy and happiness in those households. And these resources will spread that joy during what should be a wonderful time of year.
“We are always so thankful for the support of this community. Lee’s Summit Social Services would not have the necessary resources without the generous donations of this community, who year in and year out come through for us and the people we serve.”
Santa will take pictures with each child and instant prints will be available with a donation.
“I am looking forward to seeing everyone at our special evening and helping to support a great cause in Lee’s Summit Social Services,” Santa said in a call from the North Pole. “Please join me for stories of the Christmas season — maybe some you’ve never heard before.”