He’s making a list, he’s checking it twice, he’s going to find out whose been naughty or nice - Santa Claus is coming to town, thanks to Boorowa Men’s Den and Boorowa Police.
It will be a lot easier for children from across Boorowa to send their letters to Santa this year, with the creation of Santa’s Letter Box.
Senior Constable Belinda Hewitt said she came up with the idea after having to travel to post her children’s letters to Santa.
“Last year, there was nowhere in Boorowa except the Australia Post Office that you could post the children’s letters so I took my daughter over to Young to be able to post hers at the pharmacy over there,” she said.
“It was just a little bit more personal and she could see where it was actually going.
“I just thought there was nothing in Boorowa, so why not?”
Belinda and Senior Constable Randall O’Brien then approached the Boorowa Men’s Den and asked if they would be interested in making the letter box.
“They jumped all over it, they were so excited to be able to have a project to do,” she said.
Boorowa Men’s Den Secretary David Evans said the letter box was created with local pine and member Alan Mellor took it on as a “personal project”.
“It was a delight to watch him,” David said.
“It was wonderful to see someone create something from concept to deliverable.”
Mr Evans said that the Men’s Den thoroughly enjoyed being involved in the project and hoped the children would like using the letter box.
“Doing things for the community is one of our goals,” he said.
Sending letters to Santa through the letter box is easy – simply get the kids to write their letters and wishlists to Santa, pop it in an envelope and take it down to the letter box, which will be located at the Boorowa Police Station.
Belinda said children will also get an extra surprise from St Nick this year.
“So it will come to the Police Station, they wil host it here and there will be a personalised letter to send back to them,” she said.
“Kids can come down until December 20th and post it, just make sure they have their return addresses on them so Santa knows where to post them back.”