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Letters to Santa brings smiles to Craig’s youth

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

Santa Claus reads a letter given to him by 5-year-old Harlee Dewall

Letters to Santa was a jolly good time for Craig's children Wednesday.

The Craig Daily Press hosted the event, providing an opportunity for Craig's kiddos to sit on Santa's lap and get their picture taken with him.

"We get a kid up there that absolutely adores Santa — it's fun to watch, that's for sure," photographer Robert Libbee said.

Quality Plus One Hour Photo set up a photo studio and gave parents the option to buy photos of their children with Santa.

"It means the world to these kids. It keeps the magic in Christmas," said Crickett DeWall, who brought her daughter and niece to meet Santa.

Roughly 200 children and their parents circulated the newspaper offices, enjoying free hot chocolate, cider, candy, carrots and cookies provided by Bank of Colorado.

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"It feels fantastic to see the smiles on their faces and seeing them meet with Santa," said Patty Kroese, who works for Bank of Colorado. "’Tis the season to be jolly."

Walgreens also was a sponsor of the event. The Daily Press appreciates sponsors, Santa and Mrs. Claus for their generosity.

The whole office looks forward to the annual Letters to Santa event and this year didn't disappoint,” said Daily Press advertising manager Sheli Steele. “The smiles and giddy anticipation from all the waiting children is awesome. Our community is so fortunate to have our very own Santa and generous businesses that come together to provide these opportunities to our community. “

The annual event collects letters written to Santa that will be printed in Wednesday’s Craig Daily Press for the public to read.