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Drive-through Saddle Up Santa event is Saturday, December 12th

Saddle Up Santa is a great way to step back into a time where money isn’t everything, it’s a...
Saddle Up Santa is a great way to step back into a time where money isn’t everything, it’s a way to let children and families see the joys of Christmas and Community. (Source: Dawn Greathouse)(WTVY News 4)
Published: Dec. 8, 2020 at 11:25 AM CST
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(Press Release) - Saddle Up Santa is a FREE Christmas event taking place December 12, 2020 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Houston County Farm Center in Dothan located at the corner of Cottonwood Highway and the Ross Clark Circle.

Saddle Up Santa is hosted and organized by the Dothan Boots & Saddle Club. The event focuses on families struggling with little money to spend, especially during the Holidays.

Due to COVID, this year Saddle Up Santa will be a drive-through only. Families will stay in their vehicles and enter the Cottonwood Road entrance to the Farm Center. Nonprofits, community & faith-based organizations will be set up along the path and their booths decorated. Agency representatives will be passing out information about their program and goodies for the children. The Salvation Army of Dothan & Waffle House will be providing free, pre-packaged lunches for everyone as long as supplies last. Santa Claus will be along the pathway providing stockings stuffed with toys and goodies for the children.

This event is a great way to step back into a time where money isn’t everything, it’s a way to let children and families see the joys of Christmas and Community. Saddle Up Santa has proven to be an event the community loves, appreciates and wants to continue supporting. As a result of this event, families in our area do not have to worry about their finances to participate and children, don’t forget to bring your letters to Santa and drop them off at the Saddle Up Santa mailbox. The event is free to attend and we will be collecting can food for the Salvation Army of Dothan.

We are looking for help with stocking stuffer toys for children 0 -12 which can be dropped off at the Wiregrass 2-1-1 office (334-836-1963) in Dothan at 545 West Main St., Suite 313. We are also looking for sponsors to help pay necessary expenses. If you or your business is interested in making a tax deductible donation to help ensure struggling families with children have a chance to experience the joys of Christmas and community, you can contact Dawn Greathouse with the Dothan Boots & Saddle Club at (334) 685-2409.