Santa Claus will visit Peabody children 3 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion. The American Legion Auxiliary, sponsors of an event to care for 5-to 12-year olds while their mothers shop, have confirmed that the Jolly Old Elf has Peabody on his calendar.
“We haven’t gotten too many children signed up to spend the day with us while their moms shop, but Santa is definitely coming, and all the kids in the community are welcome to come visit with him,” auxiliary president Myrna Lowden said. “He will arrive as planned and will have goodie bags to hand out. Parents who want to take pictures of their children with Santa may do so.”
Wood also said there is still time to reserve a place for a child during the day if parents need to shop.
“We have extended the deadline for signing up to Friday in hopes of getting additional children,” she said. “I know people had power issues last weekend and many were out of town for the holiday and didn’t get back when they thought they would. Making a reservation for Mom’s Day Out was probably not high on anyone’s list.”
Auxiliary members will keep the children busy with holiday craft projects, movies, baking, stories, games, and snacks. Lunch of pizza, fruit, and juice will be served.
To reserve a spot for a child, interested parents may contact Wood at (316) 772-2669 or Allie Morris at (620) 381-4362.