From The City Of Fort Dodge- Although the World Health Organization has assured the public that Santa is immune to COVID-19, Santa understood the need to do his part and keep everyone safe and social distanced this year. ASanta has kept busy at the North Pole working to make this Christmas
one we’ll all remember. City officials knew this would be disappointing to the children of Fort Dodge who, for years, have sat on Santa’s lap, shared their Christmas wishes and smiled big for the obligatory photo. Mayor Matt Bemrich wanted to make sure he did in everything in his power to bring a little joy this holiday season and reached out to jolly St. Nick personally to see if
there was any way Santa could break away from Christmas preparations for one last visit to Fort Dodge. After rearranging some things in his VERY busy schedule, Santa called Mayor Bemrich back with some GREAT NEWS! He’s going to be able to visit again before Christmas and even arranged to bring some friends along for the ride. Because we’re so close to the big day, Santa’s only able to stay for a short time. He’ll be at the gazebo on the City Square from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm on Sunday, December 20, 2020, waving to children from a safe distance. His friends, including Frosty and the Grinch, will be throwing their own party from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at Veterans Triangle Park at the top of Central Ave.
Santa is asking for a small favor since he’s taking a short break from preparing the sleigh for next week. “This season, there will be some boys and girls who could use your help. I’ve talked to my friends at Personal Expressions Art & Hair Salon and they will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Lord’s Cupboard. Making a donation Sunday night is a simple and safe way to spread some joy at Christmastime. You’ll also be helping families who otherwise wouldn’t have
enough to eat,” he told Mayor Bemrich. You can drop your food donation off curbside at Personal Expressions, 1214 Central Avenue, as you’re visiting Santa’s friends.
We hope you’re able to join us for a “Shag the Drag” holiday style this Sunday, enjoying the lights along Central Avenue and our special visitors from up north. In order for all of us to stay safe and healthy, please make sure to stay in your vehicle while participating in the event!