A day of holiday fun at Peabody American Legion for children ages 5 to 12 will give their mothers a chance to do some Christmas shopping.
“Most of our members have grown children and remember how hard it could be to work all week and then try to get holiday preparations done on a weekend,” auxiliary president Myrna Wood said. “We thought this would be a fun day for children and a break for moms and dads needing to shop.”
Activities will be provided from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 5 at American Legion Hall 108 N. Walnut St.
“We have lots for them to do,” Wood said. “There will be holiday crafts they can take home, cooking, activities, movies, and snacks. We will serve lunch — pizza, fruit, and drinks.”
A donation of $10 for the first child and $5 for each additional child from the same family is requested. Reservations are being accepted through Saturday by contacting Myrna Wood at (316) 772-2669 and Allie Morris at (620) 381-4362.
Information sheets were sent home from Peabody-Burns Elementary School with a form to be returned for each participating child.
Parents and other children will be invited to join participants at the end of the day, when Santa arrives at the Legion building at 3 p.m. to hear what children want for Christmas and give goodie bags to all the youngsters.