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Come sign the World’s Largest Letter to Santa

RUMFORD – Starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29, in Mountain Valley High School Puiia Gymnasium, majorettes dressed as Santa’s elves will write the names and wishes on an enormous letter laid out on the gym floor.

Children of all ages – adults included – can sign their names along with Christmas wishes on much smaller sheets of paper at the welcome table, then watch the elves write their wishes in large letters under the heading, “Dear Santa, I have been very good this year. I would like …”

“I’m hoping everyone who signs in has been good this year, but Santa always forgives, anyway,” organizer Scot Grassette said.

The event, which will go until 6 p.m., will also feature children’s crafts, a bake sale, face painting, paper-making, food, and a 1 p.m. magic show titled, “Just Imagine.”

Several magicians from the statewide Society of American Magicians will perform their specialties, including producing old St. Nick himself in a snowstorm.

Christal Treadwell of Studio 6 photography, who has donated her time, will take professional photos of children with Santa for a small fee. All proceeds from the event will go to the Mountain Valley High School majorettes.

Getting one’s name and wish on the letter is free, but show tickets, which are available at All That Jazz on Congress Street in Rumford, will cost $5 each. Baked goods and donations for an auction are still being accepted. Call Cindy Grassette at 369-0129 for more information.

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