Arcadia, KS — For many years, a devout few in the city of Arcadia decided that not one child in the city limits would experience a Christmas without gifts. “Six girls and a guy” seem to be the horse-power behind the event that provides the dinner and the gifts.
Of course, there are many who participate and donate to the cause through various ways. The event costs about $3,000 which is raised throughout the year with bake sales, community concerts, contributions from “Our Gang,” “Autumn Leaves” and anonymous donations.
December 13th, almost 200 people gathered at the community center to have dinner, meet Santa and every child that signed up at City Hall received as much was possible on their wish list. The organizers even made sure to have plenty of extra gifts for kids who came who weren’t on the sign-up list.
Fundraising efforts go on through the year, so if you are interesting in helping the kids out next year, contact Arcadia City Hall for more information: 620.639.4344.