Santa Claus calling Downey children

DOWNEY - Children ages 4-8 can have Santa Claus call them at home through a program, "North Pole is Calling You," sponsored by the city's Parks and Recreation Department.The program is free and available to Downey residents. To schedule a phone call from Santa, parents should fill out a registration card that asks for information such as the child's hobbies, interests, school, wish list and more. Registration cards will be available at the new Parks and Recreation office at Apollo Park Dec. 11-18. Deadline to turn in a registration card is 5 p.m. on Dec. 18. Santa Claus will place the phone calls Dec. 19-20 between 6-7:15 p.m. He will have a brief chat with each child and "check with Santa's Workshop to see what he can do." For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at (562) 904-7238.

********** Published: December 6, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 34