Santa excited about letters in The Expositor

By | December 19, 2002 12:00 am

Kim Swindell Wood
The Christmas stockings have been hung by the fireplace with care. (Well, maybe they had to be hung by the heating vent, if there was not a fireplace.) Santa will make his arrival into Sparta on December 24, and all the children (and, yes, that includes those who are above 50 and still think they are kids) will be anxiously awaiting the arrival of the jolly big man, who loves to dress in red velour, adorned with white fur. (I do not think Ralph Lauren would approve of this ensemble.)
All the Christmas wish lists have been written, and Santa will be making his rounds to each of White County’s homes. (He might make it okay if Rudolph’s nose does not go on the blink!) The happy-go-lucky fellow, whose long white beard is the envy of every middle-aged man in America, will be depending on one reliable source for his information. Santa knows the only place he can truly find out what all the children in Sparta want for Christmas is in the December 23 edition of The Expositor.
Santa knows every holiday season, all the little boys and girls (along with some BIG boys and girls) write their Christmas wish lists very carefully and send them to The Expositor. He has personally thanked the staff and management for their consideration in helping take the burden off the local post office. Santa knows the postal workers are extremely busy during the Christmas holidays, and he applauded The Expositor for this unselfish act of kindness.
Santa is looking forward to reading all the wish lists in Monday’s edition of The Expositor. He knows he can rely on the carriers to deliver his newspaper to him in time for his rounds on Christmas Eve. Santa also wants everyone in White County to enjoy reading the letters, because they might get some helpful hints about Christmas gifts. (Hint, hint??)
He especially wants all the grown-up boys and girls to have fun playing a game with the Santa letters. All the letters are from real boys and girls, except for three. The grown-up boys and girls must find the three “not real” Santa letters for a chance to win an exclusive Expositor umbrella, which displays a one-of-a-kind design.
These are the rules:
1. Find the three “fake” Santa letters in the Dec. 23, 2002 edition.
2. Clip out the three “fake” Santa letters and either mail them to The Expositor at P.O. Box 179, Sparta, TN
38583, or drop them off at the office at 34 West Bockman Way. Be sure to include your name, address and phone number.
3. Entries must be received by 12 noon, Dec. 30, 2002. No late entries will be accepted.
4. Only one entry per household
5. Must be 18 years old to participate
6. No photo copies accepted
Winners will be listed in the Jan. 2, 2003, edition of The Expositor. >From everyone at The Expositor, happy holidays and happy hunting!
A specialized polar radar will be set up to monitor Santa’s delivery route throughout White County on Christmas Eve. The tenacious Expositor reporters will advise local residents of any delay in travel plans.

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