- Oscar predictions: In my humble opinion
- Warwick bands will host winter concert this weekend
- Ring in the new year with pork ‘n’ kraut!
- Holiday memories at WHS
- Acapella voices will ring in the holiday season
- Lititz legend: Mourning the loss of Ron Reedy
- Beyond ‘Hearthside Hymns’ — The Marlene Hershey story
- Warwick stages ‘Animal Farm’ this weekend
- 5K fun run/walk will benefit Warwick grad
- Oysters on the square: Ted’s tiny diner was a big deal at Broad and Main
Welcome to our first installment of “The Claus Report,” a weekly column submitted by Mrs. Sandy Claus during her December stay in Lititz:
Top 10 Gift Wish List
4. American Girl dolls
5. Baby dolls and
accessories (quite an
6. Musical instruments:
guitars, ukulele, grand
7. Princess dresses and accessories
9. Skateboards, roller
blades, scooters and bikes
10. Spiderman items
Our letter to the community is below:
Santa and I were so happy to come back to Lititz over the weekend. Such a pretty, welcoming town! Happily, we visited with 181 children on Saturday and loved every one of them. We’ll be back to visit on Saturday, Dec. 14 and again on Saturday, Dec. 21, both days from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. And remember, Santa and I are both animal lovers so please don’t hesitate to bring your pet over to the caboose so they can tell Santa what they want for Christmas, too. Oh, yes! Santa will know. And of course, bring your cameras.
As we listened to the children’s wishes, we found ourselves amazed by some of the gifts that were requested. Although Legos, Barbies, American Girl dolls, Play-Doh, iPods, Pillow Pets, bikes, remote-controlled toys, and books (thank goodness the children still enjoy reading) were repeated over and over, we did have a few rather unusual wishes.
Some of the requests were delightful in their uniqueness, such as Alaya, 6, who quietly asked for a violin and a telescope; we think her future looks quite promising.
There are times, however, when we must admit, Santa does get stumped as to how he could deliver certain items. Eviana, 10, is a good example of this. While her request, a grand piano, is certainly to be commended, it is a tad bulky for the sleigh, which Santa discussed with her.
Nate, 4, asked Santa for “tools I don’t have.” He explained that he knew Santa would know what to bring him.
Throughout the day, we listened to some requests that we simply had not heard before this particular season (and we’re not quite sure why now). Among those were a leaf blower with a backpack and a riding lawn mower.
A sweet little boy, Dillon, age 6, had only one wish for himself, which was for a remote-controlled boat. “But,” he added quickly, what was really important was that Santa brings “a tool box for daddy and a scarf for mommy.”
Drew, 2, has an exciting life planned for himself evidently, after asking Santa for a “big boy bike and a scooter.” On the other hand, Jack, also 2, is a gentle soul, concerned about the environment at his tender young age. Drew, it seems, would like to have a tractor and a weed whacker.
One young man, Joseph, 4, was very concerned about privacy and whispered his entire wish list in Santa’s ear. He has not, according to Joseph’s mom, decided to tell anyone else what he would like for Christmas. Well, at least he confided in good old St. Nick, thank goodness!
The one request that touched our hearts above all others came from Kendra, age 7. The only thing she asked for was “For everybody to have a happy Christmas.” That, my friends, is the true spirit of this blessed holiday. Merry Christmas to everyone!
– Mrs. Sandy Claus
Never. Lose. Hope.
Drug addiction is everyone’s problem. The nationwide epidemic is well...
- Posted March 17, 2016
Dissinger claims L-L medal
Amelia Dissinger got a positive sign early in the Lancaster-Lebanon...
- Posted February 16, 2017
Wake Up to Breakfast All Day at Evergreen Diner
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of...
Prepare for Winter. Call Tire Consultants Today.
The groundhog has seen his shadow, so that means six...
Fire & Ice is finally here!
If The Weather Channel is to be trusted, Fire...
Police before pool
Possible state police tax makes supervisors wary of increasing contribution...
Benevolent business: La Piazza owner donates $10,000 to Harmony Playground project
Derek Hummer thought he was just dropping off brochures to...
Several openings on school and municipal governing boards in 2017
The local leadership landscape is evolving across the “boards.” That...
Beth’s Story: Commentary on an epidemic that hits close to home
“Beth’s Story” is the first in a five-part monthly...
- February 18, 2016
Ronald Lee Sandhaus, 69, popular Lititz police officer, HAM radio enthusiast
Ronald Lee Sandhaus, 69, 533 Spring Avenue, Lititz, passed...
- July 23, 2014