The Fort Scott Recreation Commission (FSRC) has several Christmas events planned for the community.
From Dec. 1-18 Buck Run Community Center (BRCC), 735 State St., will house a special mailbox that will allow letters to be sent directly to the North Pole.
Letters need to have a return address so Santa can respond. The mailbox is located in the lobby of BRCC. This is a free program.
Also, beginning Dec. 1 the FSRC will take registrations for Mr. or Mrs. Santa Claus to call the boys and girls of Fort Scott to talk about their pets, siblings, chores, wish list and whether they have been naughty or nice.
Call 223-0386 or stop by the BRCC. This is free.
The City of Fort Scott is sponsoring Christmas in the Park on Dec. 1 at Gunn Park on Park Avenue, from 5-8 p.m.
Event parking is at the old Newman Young Clinic and the Fort Scott Nursing Department parking lot on Burke Street. Visitors will be picked up and transported to the park.
This free event features hot chocolate, decorating cookies, chili, visiting Santa, live music and a hayride.
Stop by to get free hot chocolate provided by the FSRC before you find a favorite spot for the Christmas parade on Main Street, on Tuesday, Dec. 4. They will be located in front of J & W Sports Shop, 20 N. Main Street.
On Dec. 8 there will be a Santa’s Workshop at BRCC from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at BRCC. This is a craft program for pre-schoolers through 5th-grade children. Snacks and drinks are provided. Pre-register by Dec. 6 to allow for adequate supplies. A $1 registration fee will be charged for each participant. Fort Scott Middle School Pride helps with this event.
On Saturday, Dec. 8, is the Secret Santa Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at BRCC. All proceeds from the event benefits the Adopt-A-Family Program during the 2018 Christmas Season.
To donate items for this sale, contact the staff at 223-0386 or bring to BRCC.
The center is sponsoring a snow sculpture contest this winter, and the area has had many falls of snow recently to help with the creativity.
Build a snowman, sculpture or another creation, get a photo developed and bring to the BRCC by March 15, when the contest ends.
Prizes will be awarded the top three winners and individuals may enter as many times as they like.
Pictures will be judged during the spring break.