Mrs. Claus has been very busy keeping the kitchen going for the elves to have plenty of food for the after-Christmas party.
Once Santa finishes his deliveries on Christmas Eve, we all sit down to a big happy meal together. We have elves at the North Pole who take care of the Santa calls, and Jingle is the Head Elf.
We have other elves who help Santa read all your letters, we have elves who help make the toys and wrap them up for delivery, and we have elves who clean the barn for the reindeer and keep them healthy.
Santa loves to read your letters. Some of us reindeer take a rest at the Louisville Zoo. Come see me sometime.
Mistletoe the Reindeer
Sent by Gail Gould
Operation Happiness younger volunteers made all of us proud
To the editor:
Another successful Operation Happiness "Day of Giving" was concluded last Thursday.
There were too many volunteers and donors for me to try and mention all them here, but there were a few special groups that I worked with that I think the public needs to hear about. These are the youth of Clark County who volunteered their hard work and gave to others in the true spirit of Christmas.
I'm talking about the ROTC students from GRC, who seem to be there every year, and who did a marvelous job recycling cardboard and other "fun" tasks.
Then there were the students of Clark Middle School, also regular participants, who helped wherever they could. But this year I heard an amazing story:
There were a large number of students from Conkwright Middle School who opted out of a fun field trip of bowling and movie going to come to Operation Happiness. They traded a day of fun with their peers for pushing shopping carts for our patrons. Some of these young people made up to 30 round trips to the far parking lot, earning rosy cheeks and tired muscles for their efforts.
During the peak times just after the 10 a.m. start, they were pushed to the maximum to try and keep the lines flowing. They worked like true troupers.
Our hats off to them and to their parents and teachers, who no doubt had a hand in raising such caring and giving young people. It makes me proud to have shared this experience with them.