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Santa’s Village opens

Santa’s Village opens

Posted: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 4:11 pm

 The Messenger. 12.10.08

Santa’s Village — a holiday fantasyland that provides the sights, sounds and fun of Christmas — will open Thursday at the University of Tennessee at Martin’s Ned McWherter Agricultural Complex.

The opening ceremony will begin at 6 p.m., with the event to be open 6-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 worth of nonperishable foods and/or toys.

Santa’s Village is celebrating its 24th year of being a true Santa’s helper and continues to set records in donations of food, toys and attendance. Service agencies receiving food and toys collected at Santa’s Village this year include Chimes for Charity, the Obion County chapter of the American Red Cross, Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council, We Care Ministries, Santa’s Helpers and the Department of Children’s Services.

This year’s Santa’s Village will carry out the “Christmas Around the World” theme in scenes from holiday festivities in different countries.

Co-sponsors for the event are Martin Parks and Recreation, UT Martin and the C.E. Weldon Public Library.

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