The Operation Santa Claus program is in full swing in Delaware County. The volunteers, also known as the “elves”, were out on the streets of downtown Manchester a couple weeks ago gathering donations for the program. This past weekend, the “elves” set up their workshop in the Windstream basement. And starting on Friday, they’ll place Christmas trees at several locations around Delaware County, in hopes that you will take a tag from the tree and fulfill that Christmas wish by purchasing a present for a Delaware County child who is a little less fortunate this holiday season.
Jo Ellen Holtorf and Pat Becker are among the “elves” who volunteer with the Operation Santa Claus program. Becker says they’d appreciate gifts or monetary donations from anyone who is willing to donate.
The week of December 1st will be their final week of preparation and last minute shopping for Operation Santa Claus, with plans to distribute the gifts on December 7th.