To the Editor:
On Dec. 9, the New Salem Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary hosted its Fifth Annual Teddy Bear Tea with Mrs. Claus. Tea sandwiches, Christmas cookies, tea, and hot chocolate, all prepared by the auxiliary, were enjoyed with the 32 children and 32 adults in attendance.
Mrs. Claus read to the children and answered their questions about the North Pole. A wonderful time was had by all.
Frosty the Snowman and Santa Claus made a surprise visit and gave a gift of a snowman kit, complete with eyes, mouth, pipe, scarf, and heart for their winter snowmen friends. Miss Christina Springer, Miss Altamont Fair, also was in attendance.
Thank you for the support of all the parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends who stayed to enjoy the tea with us.
Thank you to Mrs. Claus, Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus, and the members of both the auxiliary and the fire department who helped make our Teddy Bear Tea such a wonderful community event. We also would like to thank the many volunteers and elves who gave of their time to assist us.
In appreciation, the New Salem Auxiliary would like to thank Hannaford Supermarket and Falvo’s Meat Market in Voorheesville along with ShopRite of Slingerlands for their generous donations of food items for our event.
Shirley Unser, president
Volunteer Fire Department