Santa Clause will make an early visit to the St. Bernards Fun Forest at The Mall at Turtle Creek Saturday, Dec. 1. He will be the reader for the December Stories in the Forest program.
The time for this month’s Stories program has been changed to 11 a.m. so Santa and the other Red Wolves fans will be able to attend the ASU football game.
Santa will read Jingle Bells and one other Christmas-themed book for children. Jingle Bells is a Little Golden Book written by Kathleen N. Daly and illustrated by J.P. Miller. It tells the story about how a sleighful of animals help Santa deliver gifts when his reindeer fall ill. Then they gather at Santa’s house for a feast. Parents and youngsters alike will enjoy the way Daly intersperses words to the song “Jingle Bells” into the text.
The Stories in the Forest program gives parents some quality time with their children and exposes children to some favorite books of local residents. It is a project of the Women’s Advisory Council of the St. Bernards Development Foundation.
The WAC is a group of about 120 area women who have joined together in an advisory role to give input on important healthcare issues impacting women and children. They encourage educational as well as service outreach efforts designed to make Jonesboro a better place to live, work and raise families.
The program is open to the interested public free of charge.