Piscataquis Santa Needs Elves!

Here’s an updated report from Penquis Cap…

December has arrived in Piscataquis County and many holiday festivities are planned to make the season a little merrier, especially for our children. With 435 requests received, the Piscataquis Santa Project elves are busy working to grant each of the children’s wishes. Sheree Brown, project Coordinator says, “Despite the harsh economy, the community has really stepped up this year. Project friends, like folks at the Piscataquis Pomona Grange, the Piscataquis Regional YMCA, the Mountain View Youth Development Center, and Rowell’s Garage, have made it possible for many children to wake up with gifts on Christmas morning.” But, according to Brown, there are still more than 50 children with wishes to be granted. We are looking for people to “adopt” a child and grant his or her wishes.

Bringing the spirit of Christmas to a child is easy and it can be done from a computer. To choose the child/children to sponsor, go to http://www.penquis.org and click on the Piscataquis Santa Project logo. Then click “select a child” and follow the instructions on the page. Gifts may be dropped off unwrapped at the Penquis office at 50 North Street in Dover-Foxcroft by December 10, 2010.

This year, there is a real need for coats, boots, and warm clothing. To collect these types of donations, several drop box locations have been set up throughout the region, said James Macomber, Piscataquis Santa Project co-coordinator. Unwrapped gifts can be dropped off at the Camden National Bank locations in Dover-Foxcroft at 1083 West Main Street and in Greenville at 20 Lily Bay Road, the Piscataquis Regional YMCA in Dover-Foxcroft at 48 Park Street, and the Bangor Savings Bank in Dover-Foxcroft at 160 East Main Street or the Penquis office in Dover-Foxcroft at 50 North Street.

The Piscataquis Santa Projects supports children in MSAD#68 Dover-Foxcroft, MSAD # 4 Guilford, and MSAD #46 Dexter areas. For more information or to make a donation to the project, please call Sheree Brown at 564-7116.

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