Santa will make a pre-Christmas stop in Eagle Point on Friday, Dec. 4 to visit all the boys and girls. His visit will come shortly after the community Christmas tree lights are turned on. Events begin downtown at Bob Moore Park at 7 p.m. as the switch is flipped to light the Christmas tree.
Just before the lighting of the tree there will be the reading of a list of those being remembered for various reasons. Those wishing to remember someone need to have a donation sent to the Eagle Point Community Association (EPCA Memory Lights) P.O. Box 75, Eagle Point 97524 by Dec. 1, along with the name or names and a sentence (if you wish) giving the memory. In other words, this can be for a deceased person, someone who is ill, someone or some group that has done something very special, or just a general thank you.
Santa will lead the way to the Ashpole Center where he will probably listen to the wants of several hundred children. Each one of the children will receive a bag of treats and will be able to pick out a stuffed animal–all at no charge.
Photos will be available of your child with Santa for $1 or bring your own camera and take a photo free.
Chili and elephant ears will be for sale from 5 p.m. on in front of city hall, sponsored by the Eagle Point Lions Club.
Don’t forget the Christmas lighting contest. Entries will be available at city hall and at the Upper Rogue Independent. Deadline to enter is Dec. 9 with judging Dec. 11-12..
This event is another community event sponsored by the Eagle Point Community Association. For more information call Bunny at 944-2446 or Leon or Edith Sherman at 826-4974.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent