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Area kids write letters to Santa

HARTINGTON — Area school children recently underwent one of the annual rites of the Christmas season, writing their Christmas letter to Santa, and in this year of turmoil and COVID-19, it’s even more important to hang onto some of those traditions. 

Every year Santa receives more letters than previous years from children around the world. He finds it is quite a timesaver to have the letters sent to the local newspaper. Santa told the News last weekend when he visited in the park that by having letters published in the newspaper his job, and that of his elves, is made much easier.

“The elves don’t have to open all of those bags of mail and sort them out,” he said.

The Cedar County News invited the elementary students from Hartington-Newcastle, Holy Trinity, East and West Catholic and Wynot Public schools, to send their letters to the News this year. 

Some of the students have simple requests, others are a little more complicated, some children even included their cell phone numbers and addresses. But since Santa knows all of the phone numbers and addresses by heart, he requested we not print them here. 

All of the letters are written from the heart and enjoyable to read, and we would like to share them with you. 

Check out  the Cedar County News E Edition, to see them all, or pick up a copy of the Cedar County News at area convenience stores or Burnell's Food Town.