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We all need extra love this year. The Sandwich Woman's Club wants to make sure that all families with children from birth through grade 6 get a little extra community attention and some holiday joy.
The list of children and families includes all children in Sandwich from birth through Sixth Grade no matter where they go to school. Children who are younger siblings of children at the Sandwich Central School and all students at the school are included as well as all Children at the Sandwich Children's Center and their siblings. Grandchildren who are in town can be accommodated. If you are a family who is new to Sandwich, or if you know of a new neighbor, or child, please let Diane Johnson(284-7168 call/text, firstname.lastname@example.org) know their name and age so a bag can be made up.
The annual Christmas/Holiday Party will happen. However, it cannot be the same type of gathering as in the past due to Covid. Modifications have been made to have a socially distant and safe event on Saturday December 19, from 1-3 pm. Families are invited to come to the area around the Library, Tennis Courts, and Quimby Field. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be outside the Library to visit with and wave to children and to accept Christmas wish lists in a container destined for the North Pole and later reading from Santa. Elves have prepared gift bags for each family and contactless distribution is planned. The wicked weather/snow date will be Sunday, December 20, from 1-3.
Here is some important information: Social distancing and masks are required. The time is from 1-3 pm so that families can spread out arrival times. Masked and gloved elves will happily deliver bags to families in their cars or hand-off a bag with minimal contact. The gifts will all have been wrapped, and bags decorated and assembled about a week prior to the event and held in quarantine inside a room in the basement of the Library for at least 5 days. Contactless pick/up delivery can be arranged anytime the day before or anytime after the event by call/texting Head Elf, Diane Johnson at 603-284-7168.
Some contactless outside activities are also in the works. Families wishing to enjoy the story trail on the Library grounds, or a game a short distance from the Library should park in Sandwich Recreation parking and observe Covid safety protocols. In addition to the Story Trail (which is available 24/7), there might be a snowman or snow sculpture contest, a snowball toss, or some other yet to be thought of outside activity. Weather and the availability of snow is important. Socially distanced carolers may appear. A photo opportunity with a North Pole theme will be set up outside the Library. If you have an idea for something fun that can be accomplished while maintaining a safe social distance, please feel welcome to share it with Diane Johnson.
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