Monday, November 19, 2001

Where to write to Santa




The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Here's where to mail letters to Santa or sponsor needy families this holiday season:

Cincinnati

        Cincinnati's main post office on Dalton Avenue in Queensgate collects stamped letters addressed to Santa from mailboxes in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.

        Individuals or corporate sponsors who want to adopt a needy child or family for the 2001 holiday season can go to the lobby of the main post office on Dalton Street, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.

        For information on sponsorship or writing a letter to Santa, call (513) 684-5470.

Kenton County

        Special Santa Express mailboxes were installed Friday at five locations. All letters received by Dec. 14 will be hand-delivered to Santa by Kenton County Judge-executive Dick Murgatroyd.

        Santa mailboxes are at all three branches of the Kenton County Public Library: 5th Street and Scott Boulevard, Covington; 6477 Taylor Mill Road, Independence; and 3130 Dixie Highway. Erlanger. Library hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

        The Covington branch is also open 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Both Kenton County courthouses will have Santa Express mailboxes. The courthouse at 303 Court St. in Covington is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and the courthouse on Ky. 17 in Independence is open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Newport

        Children can mail letters to the Newport city building, 998 Monmouth St., c/o Newport Recreation, Newport 41071, or drop them off at a special mailbox in the lobby 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays Dec. 3-19. Elves from Newport Recreation will make sure that the letters are answered by Christmas.

       



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