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Hurricane Sets Up Express ‘Letter to Santa’ Post Office Box

The special post office box is located at the gazebo on Main Street.

On Monday, the City of Hurricane announced that a special post office box has been set up at the gazebo on Main Street for letters to Santa. The special box will allow Santa to respond to each request prior to the Big Day. Families who want to mail a letter should note that the box will be removed at midnight on December 10th – giving people through the Christmas Parade weekend to get to Main Street to mail letters to the North Pole. All letters must include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

Speaking of the parade, Saturday, December 9, is going to be a big day in Hurricane. The Christmas parade will be at noon this year – an earlier time than usual. The Hurricane Civic Chorus will be performing at the gazebo from 11:30 – noon, and there will be a free ornament making workshop at My Messy Desk on Dudding Avenue. The theme of the parade this year is “A Whoville Christmas” so the City is co-sponsoring a “Fun in Whoville” event at Social Event Space on Main Street from 9:30 – 11:30 for families to get in the spirit of the parade with Whoville character meet-and-greets, photo opportunities and even face painting. Following the parade, kids can stop by the gazebo to get a photo with Santa. Groups who want to be part of the parade can register by December 6 by going to hurricanewv.com and clicking on the Events button.

Other Christmas activity in Hurricane is the annual Main Street Snowman Contest. There are 18 sponsored snowmen, all located between High School Avenue and Belknap Dough Company. Members of the public are invited to visit Main Street, write the number of their favorite snowman on a paper and deposit it in the ballot box inside the gazebo. The favorite charity of the winning snowman’s sponsor will be the recipient of a donation of the combined entry fees. The City of Hurricane is also sponsoring its annual Christmas House Decorating Contest. The contest is limited to homes within city limits. Residents must enter their house no later than December 10th. Online entry can be made on the web by going to: hurricanewv.com/christmascontest.

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