Santa Brings Holiday Spirit To Local Children And Baylor Campus

Nov. 26, 2002

by Amanda Lewis, Student Newswriter

More than 800 Waco-area preschoolers are expected to participate in Baylor University's 10th annual Santa's Workshop, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Dec. 6, in the McLane Student Life Center. Children ages 3-5 will eat lunch, sing Christmas carols and play games, as well as get the chance to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus.

The event, sponsored by ARAMARK, the office of student activities and Baylor staff council, promotes interaction between Baylor and the Waco community by spreading holiday cheer to area children. Student and faculty volunteers will spend hours wrapping gifts, decorating the "workshop" and giving their time to work directly with the children. Among the most enthusiastic - and visible - volunteers are Baylor student-athletes, who as a group will participate in Santa's Workshop for the seventh year.

ARAMARK will prepare lunch for the children, and each preschooler will leave with a goodie bag and a gift, provided through donations from Baylor faculty, staff and students.

For more information, contact special projects co-chairs for staff council - Mary Reinhardt at (254) 710-1611 or Trish Baum at (254) 710-8771.

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