It is that time of year. Our local Lions Club has a raffle to support our Operation Santa. We get 2 gifts and fresh fruit for all the village children and send Santa and an elf to the Native Villages from Cold Bay to Adak. It is an awesome program and watching the children light up like a Christmas Tree is a beautiful and heart warming sight. The tickets are $20 and there are 7 cash prizes, the grand prize is $3000.00. I sold the grand prize ticket the last 2 years.
I really enjoyed being Santa and this is an amazing project. The children light up like a Christmas Tree and often the fresh fruit is the more coveted item. I too grew up in a small Native village with no department stores or Santa so I know what this means to these children. This is one of the best projects I've worked on and it brings so much joy into these children's lives.
Checks should be made out to Ballyhoo Lions Club and mailed to me at:
Dutch Harbor, AK 99692.
The drawing is December 20th and I have to turn in my tickets on the 19th. Wishing everyone a wonderful Holiday Season. DOYCK-shin (Thanks).
Ho Ho Ho. Ama Ha'li Gya-da Me-yaa-num (Merry Christmas),
Dave aka Santa