Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


December 13, 2012

Singing Santas to entertain diners Friday, for a cause

Kiwanis Club event helps youth programs

People grabbing dinner tomorrow night, Friday, in the Merrimack Valley may enjoy some unexpected entertainment -- carolling by members of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Lawrence.

Friday, Dec. 7, is the club’s Santa Night, an annual event that helps raise money for children’s causes. For Santa Night, as many as 40 club members plus young friends dress as Santas and elves and regale diners at many restaurants with festive holiday songs.

The proceeds from Santa Night are used to support a special three-year initiative. Santa Night donations created a new water safety program at the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence, then the new teen center at the Lawrence Branch of the YMCA, and now a unique riding program for children with special needs at Challenge Unlimited in Andover.

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