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Dear Friends of Kringleville,
The 2014 Christmas season is right around the corner and planning for the Parade of Lights and Kringleville are completely underway.
All my elves in Central Maine U.S.A. are in full swing making sure that my 45th Annual Visit is a special, magical and memorable experience. Yes, my friends, for 44 years I have journeyed down Main Street in Waterville, Maine to my home away from home at Kringleville. Over these many years, my home has taken on many new looks and in 2013 we moved from the little cottage in Castonguay Square to the R.E.M. Center right next door. The new Kringleville experience was a huge success in 2013 and we will continue to make our home there in 2014.
Organizing this long lasting tradition is no easy task however, and it is thanks to the love and commitment of dedicated volunteers that we will have another year with you in Waterville. In a world where many communities are cutting back on their holiday traditions and expenses, Waterville, Maine, continues to be a premiere destination to visit with Mrs. Claus, my elves and me. The folks at Waterville Main Street, R.E.M. and the Kringleville Organization Committee need your help though. Whether it be through volunteering to help with activities at Kringleville or with setting up and breaking down the venue at the beginning and end of the season or through a charitable contribution to brighten up Main Street and Castonguay Square, help is needed! Isn’t this what the spirit of Christmas is about? We also welcome choirs, musicians, and other talents who would love to help create a festive mood throughout downtown and around Kringleville during the holiday season. I cannot do all that I do without the help from Mrs. Claus, the elves, the reindeer and the many creative volunteers that help me around the North Pole. The Kringleville Committee cannot do it alone either. The tradition will only continue for further generations through your involvement and contributions. Those who want to help can contact Mary Ellen at 207-446-7089. Those who want to make a charitable donation can do so by calling Waterville Main Street or by making plans to attend the 2014 Kringleville Auction at the Silver Street Tavern on Wednesday October 29th. Call Waterville Main Street at 207- 680-2055 or click here for auction items and details. Though Kringleville is completely free to the public, there will also be many different opportunities to contribute to Kringleville while you visit Mrs. Claus and me.
Once again this year, we are proud to have Central Maine Photography on board taking pictures. You are also invited to take your own photos if your visit with me. The Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce will once again be donating children’s books to hand out, special activities will be scheduled at various times throughout the season and there will be daily activities for visitors to participate in while waiting to visit with Mrs. Claus and myself. New this year, will be a Mrs. Claus visiting and storybook area. Mrs. Claus will be present during all hours of operation at Kringleville and children may visit with her while they wait to visit with me. We are all so excited to be visiting with all of you once again this year.
So my friends, the time is approaching and I so look forward to seeing all your rosy cheeked and smiling faces as I make my way to Kringleville in the Parade of Lights on Friday November 28th. Remember the parade organizers are putting security and safety measures in place to make sure the parade is safe and enjoyable for everyone. As always, you can stay posted at Kringleville.com, by looking at the Kringleville Facebook page or by keeping your eyes and ears open for radio announcements and through stories in your local newspapers. Above all else, my friends, know how much I miss you throughout the year and that I love you all so very much. I am excited and energized to visit with all of you. Continue to do your best and to always follow the Golden Rule of treating others the way we want to be treated. And lastly, remember that Christmas isn’t just a time of year…, it is truly a state of mind and a gift of Unconditional Love. Merry Christmas to all of you!
Your Friend Forever,