Community briefs: Santa replying to children’s letters


GREENFIELD — Children can get a response from Santa if they mail a letter in one of Greenfield’s special mailboxes. The Greenfield Parks Department is helping “deliver” letters to the North Pole. If children send a letter to Santa and include a self-addressed stamped envelope with it, they’ll eventually get a letter back from Santa in their own mailbox. Letters must be marked with “Santa, North Pole” and dropped into the Christmas mailbox either on the courthouse plaza or the Patricia Elmore Center, 280 N. Apple St.., between Dec. 4 and Dec. 15.

Tree lighting in McCordsville Wednesday

MCCORDSVILLE — McCordsville’s Christmas Tree Lighting will happen from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1 at Town Hall, 6280 W. 800N., McCordsville. The McCordsville Elementary School Choir and Mt. Vernon Middle School Band will perform in the park shelter. A special “elf” will flip the switch to light the tree. New this year will be a hot chocolate truck. Santa Claus will make an appearance as well.

Pet photos with Santa coming up

GREENFIELD — Get your pet’s photo taken with Santa and help raise money for charity from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19 at the Shelter House in Riley Park. The $15 event includes a digital image and cardboard frame; funds help benefit Partners for Animal Welfare Society (P.A.W.S.). Pre-registration is not required.