Saturday , 25 September 2021
St. Paul Town Office.

Santa’s Elves receive $750 from town

Santa’s Elves will be getting a $750 donation from the Town of St. Paul following the Dec. 14 council meeting.

According to information presented to town council, the group is unable to run their annual gift collection and giving event in the traditional way. Normally, the group works with the Knights of Columbus to provide presents for children whose families are receiving Christmas food hampers.

Because of COVID-19, the Town, County, and Elk Point FCSS have taken over the Christmas hamper program for 2020.

“Knowing it’s a one-off situation, we hopefully can support this through the community in the following years,” said Mayor Maureen Miller, who noted the town has supported them with space to wrap the gifts in previous years.

A motion to approve the $750 request was made by Coun. Nathan Taylor and carried.

About Meredith Kerr

Meredith Kerr moved to St. Paul for a career in journalism and morning radio in 2014 expecting to stay for six months to a year. Since then, she has put down roots in the form of a husband, a mortgage, two babies, and a poorly behaved dog. She continues to work as a reporter until such time as she finishes her book and becomes fabulously wealthy from the royalties. Meredith also serves as a member at large on the St. Paul Library Board and volunteers as a Beaver leader for the 1st St. Paul Scout Group.