Despite travel delays, Santa will make an appearance in downtown Greencastle this year -- an announcement that should ease the fears of many local children that have not had the opportunity to submit their Christmas wish lists.
Santa will be meeting with local children from at the Greencastle Opera House from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and on Friday, Dec. 21 and Saturday, Dec. 22.
Main Street Greencastle, Hope's Way and other local contributors say they sent Santa a special invitation and he was happy to oblige.
"Everybody has come together to make sure that Santa made it to town," said Hope's Way founder Elizabeth Schafer.
The Walden Inn will provide Santa and all of his visitors with fresh cookies. Families can download pictures taken with Santa from the Internet for $3 to benefit Hope's Way
Meanwhile, Lieber State Recreation Area will be hosting "Breakfast with Santa," at the visitor's center at 9 a.m.Saturday. Cloverdale McDonald's will be sponsoring the breakfast, which has generated much excitement among young visitors.
Following breakfast, the children can talk to Santa and get their faces painted. Santa will be giving away beanie babies this year to each child, that were donated by Billie and Randy Green, Indianapolis.
There is a $1 fee for the program. Pictures will be available for $2.
For more information, contact Vicki Albietz at (765) 759-3552.Santa headed to Greencastle
with visits to Opera House