Sunday, December 2, 2012
Thanks to a very special U.S. Postal Service program, "Santa" will reply to children who mail him their Christmas wish lists this holiday season.
Every year, millions of children sit down to make a wish list for Santa, hoping he will make all of their Christmas dreams come true. But what if Santa actually wrote back? The United States Postal Service is now accepting "Letters From Santa," a program that allows parents and caregivers to play Santa by sending a letter signed by Saint Nick to a child. According to a postal service news release, "The 'Letters From Santa' program helps parents fulfill the dreams of their own children." Instructions to send a letter from Santa: In Plainfield, letters to Santa can be dropped off at the Plainfield post office, 14855 S. Van Dyke Rd. TELL US: Do your children plan on writing a letter to Santa this year?
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Canadian Turkeys, carving the lobster and a turkey the size of a dog.
No need to worry about conversation topics around the Thanksgiving dinner table. Let your guests fill up on these Thanksgiving fun facts.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Midwest Music Academy is asking anyone who can purchase a gift for a disadvantaged child to respond by Friday, Nov. 9.
For the second year, Midwest Music Academy in Plainfield is partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for area kids whose families are facing tough times. "Last year we collected gifts for local children through the Salvation Army," music academy director Tom Serb said. "We’re doing it again this year by hosting a giving tree." Anyone who can help by purchasing a gift for a disadvantaged child should contact Midwest Music Academy at 815-254-5778 by Friday, Nov. 9. Serb said the business needs advance notice "so we're not assigned more children than we can help." The giving tree will be set up at Midwest Music Academy by Nov 14; instead of ornaments, the tree will be adorned with tags containing information on each child …