Sunrise Rotary Club ‘Elves’ help Santa deliver letters to kids

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CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Letters are beginning to pile up at the North Pole, but thankfully Santa has some reinforcements to ensure children get responses.

The State College Sunrise Rotary Club has been ‘Santa’s helper’ for the past 20 years, but this year, the club’s president Tiffany Mathias said they’ve received the most letters ever, 300, all addressed to the man in red.

“The letters are so incredible, a lot of them have cute drawings on them. Some are really sweet with a brother or sister asking for something for their sibling. Some ask for pets…some are tired of their parents fighting and they’re asking for their parents to just be happy,” said Mathias.

Mathias said what makes them want to continue helping Santa year after year is the joy they know they’re bringing kids.

“It really adds the sugar and spice to the season. I know firsthand my daughter when she received the letter was jumping up and down,” smiled Mathias.

Something the club also looks forward to is finding out what’s the hot ticket toy of the year.

“Seems like Pokemon and PS5’s are the most popular this year,” said Mathias.

With some lists filling an entire page, Santa’s head elf Jolly reminded kids how to stay on Santa’s good list.

“Remember to go to sleep when mom and dad say it’s time to go to sleep. Remember to eat your vegetables it’s important to eat your veggies, and help out around house, do good at school,” listed Jolly.

So far, she said that according to Santa, all of Central Pennsylvania’s kids are on the good list.

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