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Volume 78 • Issue 51 • Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Serving Belmont, Mount Holly, Stanley, Cramerton, and McAdenville

McGlohon retires

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Gaston County Schools retiring superintendent Reeves McGlohon is seen at the entrance to the auditorium at Stuart Cramer High that bears his name. A farewell event for him was held there last Thursday. By Alan Hodge Alan.bannernews@gmail.com

An host of educators, government officials, and well-wishers packed the auditorium at Stuart Cramer High last Thursday to bid a fond farewell to outgoing Gaston County Schools Superintendent Reeves McGlohon who will be retiring Dec. 31. A 40-year veteran of the education environment, McGlohon began as a teacher in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools before coming to Gaston County 22 years ago. From 1976-1991 he served as deputy superintendent for the NC Dept. of Public Instruction before joining GCS as assistant superintendent of human resources. He was named deputy superintendent of administration in 1996 and superintendent of schools in 2006. During his career, McGlohon garnered many honors including being named North Carolina Regional Superintendent of the year in2011, Administrator of the Year from the North Carolina American Counseling Association, North Carolina Association of School Administrators' Trailblazer Award for innovative work to enhance instructional technology. He also received

an appointment from NC Gov. Bev Perdue to serve on the NC Education Transformation Committee. During his tenure, GCS continued to grow academically and became one of the safest school systems in North Carolina. The celebration honoring his retirement saw a wide variety of speakers heap praise on McGlohon. W. Jeffrey Booker, who has been named as McGlohon's successor, described him as “a man who chose to give his life to education”. Gaston County Board of Education Chairman Kenneth R. Lutz, Jr. also spoke at the event. “It's hard to believe he is retiring,” Lutz said of McGlohon. “Gaston County schools are much better off thanks to him.” Other folks that made remarks thanking McMahon for his years of service included a variety of school principals, Gaston County Sheriff Alan Cloninger, NC Rep. John Torbett, Gaston County Police Chief James Buie, and former GCS superintendent Ed Sadler. Todd Hagans, GCS interim communications director emceed the event that also featured a video tribute to McGlohon from students and teachers as well as snapshots from his career.

Wastewater spill in Cramerton The City of Gastonia Utilities Dept. cleaned up a sewer spill/overflow which took place Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 3pm at 139-1 Eighth Ave. in Cramerton. The overflow lasted 45 minutes. Debris in the station well caused both pumps to fail. All debris was cleaned out

and both pumps pulled and inspected to prevent further discharge. Approximately 2,287 gallons was discharged, some of which flowed into nearby South Fork River in Catawba River Basin. The spill was reported to the NC Div. of Water Quality.

Philbeck new board Chairman Members of the Gaston County Board of Commissioners, at the December 10th Board of Commissioners Organizational Meeting, unanimously elected Commissioner Tracy L. Philbeck as Chairman, and Commissioner Joe D. Carpenter as

Vice Chairman of the Board. "It is an honor to serve the citizens of Gaston County as well as my colleagues in this new capacity. We, as a Board, set priorities for moving forward this past August. Those priorities included an emphasis on job creation through economic development, working with the Gaston County Board of Education to ensure a world class school system and improving the quality of life for our citizens." states Chairman Philbeck.

Santa visited several communities last week taking part in parades to usher in the Christmas season! Photo by Alan Hodge

200+ jobs coming to Mount Holly By Alan Hodge Alan.bannernews@gmail.com

Two major rezoning requests were unanimously approved by the Mount Holly city council last week, paving the way for major construction projects that will bring both revenue and jobs. The first action saw a request by Regional Developers LLC to rezone 20.59 acres of land at 210 Beatty Dr. from B-3 General Business South Gateway Overlay District to Conditional District/Office Manufacturing. The council's approval of the request means that plans by Porter's Fabrication to construct a 265,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility on the site can move forward. “Our first goal in this project was to get the land rezoned to ensure the project was feasible,” said Ken Hammond, MAI Project Manager, Porter's Fabrication. “Our next steps will take a while, and will include typical due diligence, design, and other developmentrelated items before we can estimate a budget, start date, or construction timetable.”

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This architectural drawing shows how the new corporate headquarters and facility for Porter's Fabrication will look when finished at 210 Beatty Drive in Mount Holly. When the Porter's Fabrication project is done, the company estimates as many as 270 jobs in three shifts will be created. “We are very excited about Porter’s Fabrication selecting Mount Holly for the location of their new facility,” said Mayor Bryan Hough. “They will bring

much needed jobs to the area and add to the city’s tax base. We appreciate the support of the Gaston County Economic Development staff and County Commissioners for their support of this project. This project demonstrates our commitment to continued economic See MH COUNCIL, 5A

Delaneys carry on Belmont’s distilling legacy, with great rum! By Alan Hodge alan.bannernews@gmail.com

Gaston County has a tradition of making liquor that goes back to the 18th century, but it has always been highly illegal to do so and the product was sometimes tonsil-scorching sketchy. Now, an energetic and imaginative young couple is carrying on that distilling legacy in Belmont, but this time on the right side of the law and tastebuds. Enter Robbie and Caroline Delaney, their Muddy River Distillery at 1500 River Rd. in East Belmont, and the top-notch rum they produce there.

The idea to start a distillery came to Robbie several years ago when he spotted a magazine article on the subject while flying back to Charlotte from a construction job in Texas. Work in the construction industry was drying up and he was casting about, looking for another career. Not only that, but the constant travel was making spending time with Caroline logistically problematic. “I got excited when I read the magazine article,” Robbie said. “I started doing research on what it would take to build a still and to begin distilling.” See DELANEYS, 5A Photo by Alan Hodge

Robbie and Caroline Delaney are seen with the rum still at their Muddy River Distillery operation in East Belmont. The Delaneys ship their product to over 300 ABC stores across North Carolina and are looking to expand.

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■ OBITUARIES Mason Lingerfelt Enjoyed hunting and fishing BELMONT - Mason Wilson Lingerfelt, age 86, passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Gaston County on October 1 1 , 1927, a son of the late J o h n Dewey Lingergelt, Sr. and Beulah Roper Lingerfelt. Mason was a U.S. Army veteran, member of the American Legion and member of East Belmont Baptist Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, hunting and fishing. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Marie Morgan Lingerfelt; children Mason Keith Lingerfelt and wife Kathy of Gastonia, Steven Lingerfelt of High Point, Cindy L. Washam and husband David of Belmont, brothers Truett Nathanial Bright GASTONIA – Furman Nathaniel Bright, 77 passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at his residence. He was a native of Gaston County, born April 9, 1936 to the late Ernest F. and Beatrice Moss Bright. Funeral service was held at 2pm Friday December 13, at Withers & Whisenant Fu-

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Lingerfelt and wife Peggy of Belmont, Don Lingerfelt and wife Bradine of Mt. Holly; grandchildren Matt, Justin and Alex Lingerfelt, Erin and Ben Washam; great granddaughter Ella Kate Lingerfelt and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers J.D. Lingerfelt, Jr., Torrence, Paul and Coyte Lingerfelt and granddaughter Jana Michelle Lingerfelt. Funeral services were held at 12pm, Saturday Dec. 14 at East Belmont Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Taylor officiating. The family received friends from 10:30 until 12 pm prior to the service. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to East Belmont Baptist Church, 501 Catawba Street, Belmont, NC 28012. McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont served the Lingerfelt family. www.mc leanfuneral.com.

McLean Funeral Services neral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Pendleton and Rev. Sam Barnette. Visitation was one hour before service at the funeral home. Interment was at Gaston Memorial Park. The family was cared for by Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Rd Gastonia.

Mt. Holly Council 2014 meeting schedule The 2014 meeting schedule for the Mount Holly City Council has been set. All meetings are held in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Complex, 400 E. Central Ave. Regular meetings will be held at 7pm on Jan. 13, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, and Dec. 8. Work session meetings will be held at 6:30pm on Jan. 27, Feb. 24, March 24, April 28, June 23, July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 22, Oct. 27, Nov. 24, Dec. 22.

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In the Presence of My Enemies When I was a student at Duke University Divinity School I lived in Chapel Hill on Henderson Street. I lived a peaceful existence until Duke played Chapel Hill in basketball. I would drive my car home to Greensboro and exchange it for my mother’s car. My car at the time was dark blue with a Rev. Angela Pleasants Duke University sticker. If it First United Methodist Church, was seen in enemy territory I Mount Holly would wake up with the wrong color blue painted on my car. You are probably wondering why a Blue Devil would live behind University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Rent was reasonable for graduate students and I thought a lot about Psalm 23:5a, “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.� NKJV. School rivalry can be fun. Rivalry within our families, work, or church is no laughing matter. In I Samuel 18 and 19 Saul became an enemy to David. Saul was anointed king. However, Saul disobeyed God. As a result the Spirit of the Lord left Saul and David was anointed the next king. Meanwhile, Saul continued to

reign until David’s appointed time. The Lord was with David and he excelled in battle against Goliath and was accepted in the sight of all the people. The people honored Saul in their singing, but they also honored David. “So the women sang as they danced and said: ‘Saul has slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.’� I Samuel 18:7 NKJV. Saul allowed jealousy, fear and anger to fill his heart and he turned against David. On several occasions Saul tried to kill David by throwing a spear at him. How did David respond in the presence of his enemy? David continued to act wisely and continued to serve. Saul turned his focus inward and David kept his focus heavenward. Saul took his focus away from God and it led him to become destructive toward himself and others. David kept his focus upon God and he persevered even in the midst of his enemies. There are times we will be in the presence of those who harm us with words and/or actions. When we find ourselves in this place remember the words of the Psalmist, “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.� Even in the midst of opposing circumstances God will provide. God as host will provide in abundance till our cup runs over with comfort, strength, and power that we may endure any circumstance.

â–  BUSINESS Lyerly Agency welcomes new PR Director Experienced journalist and Charlotte-area public relations professional Melinda Skutnick has joined Lyerly Agency as Public Relations Director, announced COO and Executive Vice President Melia Lyerly. In the communications field for more than a decade,

Skutnick previously worked in the Charlotte region as a newspaper reporter and public infor- Skutnick mation officer for local government.

Her responsibilities with Lyerly Agency include crafting press releases, social media, media relations, website content creation and maintenance, media monitoring, press kit development and PR campaign management, all aimed toward increasing client visi-

bility and awareness. Skutnick, originally from Scranton, Pa., is a graduate of Penn State University with two Bachelor of Arts degrees. In 2012, she completed her M.A. in Communication Studies from UNC Charlotte. She resides in Mooresville.

Wilbert Plastics helps Toys for Tots From teddy bears to toy trucks and board games, Wilbert Plastic Services collected a tree-full of holiday gifts for young boys and girls during their inaugural partnership with the Gaston County chapter of the United States Marines Corps Reserves Toys for Tots program. The Belmont manufacturer and its headquarters donated dozens of new, unwrapped toys Monday, Dec. 9. Gaston County Toys for Tots Coordinator Bill Starr visited Wilbert for the donation pickup. Every item collected by Wilbert will remain in Gaston County, provided to a less fortunate child in the campaign’s community. Starr is seen with Pam Wall, a member of Wilbert’s payroll and human resources department.

Fellowship & Faith

Church Service Directory MT. HOLLY Bethel Baptist Church NC Highway 273 704-827-9846 Burge Memorial Methodist Church 312 W. Glendale Ave. 704-827-2726 Catawba Heights Church of God 122 Tomberlin Rd. 704-827-4225 Cbc-Memorial Apostolic 230 W. Charlotte Ave. 704-827-0968 Chapel Baptist Church 324 N. Lee St. 704-827-5526 Community Christian Fellowship 2560 Stanley Lucia Rd. 704-827-5881 Covenant United Methodist 110 Underwood Dr. 704-820-0603 Family Worship Center 1013 W. Charlotte Ave. 704-827-7656 First Baptist Church-Mt. Holly 300 S. Main St. 704-827-2481 First Free Will Baptist Church 841 Noles Dr. 704-827-7461 First Presbyterian Church 133 S. Main St. 704-827-0521 First United Methodist Church 140 N. Main St. 704-827-4855

Goshen Free Will Baptist Church 1300 W. Catawba Ave. 704-827-3076

Mt. Sinai Baptist Church 339 S. Hawthorne St. 704-827-4320

Grace Baptist Church 300 Westland Farm Rd. 704-827-8600

New Covenant United Methodist 14514 Lucian Riverbend Hwy. 704-827-4468

Harvest Time Church of God 707 Westland Farm Rd. 704-822-8033

New Providence Baptist Church 1104 Old NC 27 Hwy. 704-827-0822

Hickory Grove Baptist Church 3717 Hickory Grove Rd. 704-827-3939

North Main Baptist Church 1304 N. Main St. 704-827-6141

Jehovah’s Witnesses 1736 Kelly Rd. 704-263-0199

Restoration & Deliverance 804 W. Charlotte Ave. 704-820-0954

Lighthouse Full Gospel Church 530 N. Hawthorne St. 704-827-1442

Revival Tabernacle of Mt. Holly 826 W. Charlotte Ave. 704-827-2999

Living Witness Ministries 541 Costner St. 704-827-0004 Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd 110 S. Main St. 704-827-4751 Macedonia Baptist Church 1951 Stanley Lucia Rd. 704-827-9224 Mt. Holly Church of God 208 Rankin Ave. 704-827-8596 Mt. Holly Noles Baptist Church Hickory Grove Rd. 704-827-2013 Mt. Holly Pentecostal Holiness 406 Scott St. 704-827-8201

Featured Church of the Week Macedonia Baptist Church Shiloh Ame Zion Methodist 1117 Old NC Hwy 27 704-827-8826

Tuckaseege Baptist Church 511 Tuckaseege Rd. 704-827-4301

Springfield Freewill Baptist 220 Park Terrace Dr. 704-820-0193

Way of the Cross Baptist Church 238 Lanier Ave. 704-827-8111

Ridgeview Baptist Church 105 Pine Rd. 704-827-3856

St. Anthony of Padua Traditional Catholic Church 108 Horseshoe Bend Beach Rd. 704-827-8676

Wesley Chapel Holiness Church 324 N. Lee St. 704-827-1993

Second Baptist Church 740 Rankin Ave. 704-827-5181

St. Paul FHB Church 1529 Old Hwy 27 Rd. 704-827-5851

Westview Presbyterian Church 1020 W. Catawba Ave. 704-827-2026


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Depot fundraiser is simply ‘charming’ By Alan Hodge alan.bannernews@gmail.com

A downtown Belmont business has teamed with the Belmont Historical Society to help raise funds for construction of a replica train depot on the grounds of the BHS Cultural and Learning Center at 40 Catawba St. The depot will be a scaled-down version of the circa 1900 depot still standing on N. Main in downtown Belmont at the railroad tracks. The BHS depot will house the fully restored Stowe Park Special miniature train engine that ran there from 1951 to the mid1960s giving kids and grownups rides in its cars. After Stowe Park closed, the train went to the City of Belmont and was later purchased by Lane Adams of Belmont General Store who passed it on to the BHS. BHS member Joe Lewis stored the engine in his

garage for a time, then moved it to Austin’s Body Shop in Belmont where the restoration process began. Guys who spent countless hours disassembling, sanding, welding, painting, and refurbishing the engine’s mechanical systems included Lewis, Jimmy Austin, Bob Atterberry and John Love. The job was completed in 2010 and brought the machine back to its former glory. The train was on display for a day in Belmont last summer where a Carolina Camera episode featuring it was filmed at the Cultural and Learning Center. Currently, the train is being stored in a place owned by Atterberry in Stanley. But the train needs a permanent home and that where Meese Jewelry owners Christina Moose and her husband Brad got on board to help the BHS out. “Meese Jewelry Company loves history and when we found out about the drive

to redevelop the Stowe Park Special, we thought it would be a great way to assist with the restoration by creating a special charm where twenty percent of the proceeds go to the train fund,� said Christina. “We love landmarks around town and hope in the future to create more charms to support the beautiful town of Belmont.� The charm was hand designed and shows an onrushing train engine surrounded by the words “ Belmont Historical Society Stowe Park Special�. “Each charm is numbered, and only 373 will be made,� Christina said. “The charms retail at forty-five dollars.� Meese Jewelry is located at 35 N. Main St. in downtown Belmont. BHS member Love thanked Christina and Brad for their support of the depot project. “They offered to help and this is what they came up with,� said Love.

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This is the charm that Meese Jewelry is offering to help raise money for the Belmont Historical Society miniature train depot. But there's still a way to go before all the money need to construct the little depot is raised. “The Belmont Historical

Society has raised almost fifteen thousand dollars for the Stowe Park Special depot,� said Love. “The goal is thirty thousand.�

For more information, call Meese Jewelry at 704825-2048 or the Belmont Historical Society at 704825-4848.

McAdenville officers sworn in

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The Town of McAdenville swore in its municipal officials last week. From left: Carrie Breyare Bailey (mayor pro tem), Jay MCCosh, Mayor Ferrell Buchanan, Jesse Bachman, Joe Rankin, Jim Robinette.

ACCIDENT – The intersection of Woodrow and N. Main in downtown Belmont saw its second car crash in two weeks. No one was seriously hurt in this accident on Friday morning. Photo by Alan Hodge

BCO helps over 1,700 families The Belmont Community Organization, 91 E. Catawba St., recently released statistics showing what it had done to help the needy in its coverage area during 20122013. The BCO received 21% of its funding through Christmas from the Heart. Individual contributions amounted to 16% of the BCO funds, Run for the Money 15%, FEMA shared energy programs 16%, businesses and clubs 10%, foundations 8%, legacies and bequests 8$, and churches 6%. The BCO helped 397 clients with utility bills such as electric, gas, fuel, and water, 47 with medical assistance, and 44 with rent/mortgage assistance.

BCO gave 1,701 families clothing, furniture, and household items. The BCO also gave out 116,815 pounds of food to 1,522 families and 4,534 individuals. Last Thanksgiving saw the BCO treat 30 elderly clients to a holiday meal delivered to their homes. In December, those same clients received gift baskets. The BCO helped 138 children in 72 families start the school year with backpacks filled with supplies. Folks can help by making a donation to Christmas from the Heart, donating non-perishable food, clothing, working appliances, and furniture, or becoming a volunteer. To find out more call the BCO at 704-825-4526.

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Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store.

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Christmas gone by...

Alan Hodge Editor

Well it's the final countdown before the arrival of Sinter Klaus, Kris Kringle, Sanny Clause, Father Christmas, the Jolly Old Elf, Sant Nikolaas, Papa Noel, Babbo Natale, Pere Noel, or Grandfather Frost or whatever you want to call the guy in a red suit that is supposed to distribute material wealth on the evening of Dec. 24. Christmas morning elicits a

Thanks to all the elves in our community It's one of our favorite times here at the Banner News: letters to Santa from the children have arrived! And the missives are full of reports of good (mostly) behavior and special requests and promises to leave treats for Santa, his elves and the reindeer. We've printed them this week for you. Some writers want the latest electronics, some still want dolls and bikes and guns; lots want new clothes and shoes and are pretty specific on colors. Many say it is a time for family to be together and wish that will be so. We feel sure most will get their wishes because parents try hard to bring a good Christmas to their homes. And, as we've reported in the last month, there are several groups in town that put forth a special effort each year to see that every child has a gift under the tree, and families have a warm Christmas dinner. We want to add our heartfelt thanks to these dedicated souls who care so much about the children, and to all of you who have contributed toys and

Wendy Isbell, Publisher money. It is heartwarming that, in this depressed economy, the needs of others are being met by neighbors and friends. Which leads me to recognition of all those groups, large and small, whether funded by private or public donations, who provide food, clothing, gas, utility payments and other needs during the entire year. These people have dedicated their time and talents to the long term and are most appreciated. We want to send our wishes for a happy holiday season to all our readers and advertising clients, and our thanks as always to those who bring us your news to print. We are your community newspaper and we want to tell your stories. Merry Christmas to you all!

wide variety of emotions in folks. For some, a much desired item will lie nestled under the conifer ripe for the picking. For others, a similarly desired item will be absent thus forming the metaphor of life or as some would say “Rats!�. I was thinking the other day about things I had gotten and things I had not gotten but thought I wanted for Christmas. Funny, but the things I thought I had wanted but were nowhere to be seen under the tree, gor blimey, I can't now seem to recall what they were. As for things I did get over the years the following are some of my favs. An electric train. One year when I was about six years old I got an electric train for Christmas. Yes, electricity had been discovered by then. The train came with track sections you assembled by pushing them together. The track sections fit snugly. My hands were little and weak. I was pushing the track together and as it hooked up my hand slipped and pinched my palm in the track. The result was a blood blister that made the entire electric train experience a mix of pleasure and pain. Fast forward several decades and in that same (blood) vein, about 15 years or so ago Santa brought me a model P-51 Mustang airplane kit. It was a beautiful kit and I was so enthralled that I didn't even wait to put on clothes to start working on it. I mean, I sat at the kitchen table that Christmas morning in pajamas with a razor knife in my hand cutting the pieces from the little plastic framework they were attached to. I am left handed. I had a sharp cutting instrument in my hand. A bad combo. The sharp cutting instrument slipped and peeled a strip of flesh off my right middle finger knuckle down to the bone. We spent the rest of that

Christmas morning in the emergency room getting my middle finger sewn back togeether. By and by I finished the kit and painted the name “The Finger� on its nose in honor of that fateful day. One year my sister Beth and were about 10 years old or so. Christmas was coming. We had a plan to ambush Santa Claus by hiding in the living room closet on Christmas Eve and hijacking him as he put our stuff out. Unbeknown to us, mom had invited some relatives and other folks over for snacks. She thought we were in bed. We were trapped like rats in the closet. It had folding doors and there was a crack where the two halves met. We hunkered down and looked out the crack. One lady backed up to the door not knowing we were there and her legs were scant inches from our faces. I shudder to this day to think of what sort of vocalizations she would have made if we had made slipped and come tumbling out of the closet. I hate to think of what sort of vocalizations I would have made whilst in the midst of the beating mom would have meted out to me. Eventually the party broke up and mom went to bed and I crept to my room drenched in sweat and shaking with the dual adrenalin rush of the closet episode and anticipation of Santa who I hoped had not heard or seen through his powers of ESP what had transpired in the living room shortly before he was due to arrive at 3759 Delgany Dr. But back to cool gifts from the days of yore. One of my alltime favorites we got was one of those cotton candy machines. The device was basically a large plastic tub with a heating element and fan in the center and you filled a central can with sugar and flipped a switch and cotton candy came spewing out. The kit contained

Sidewalk Survey How did 2013 turn out for you?

Christina Moose It was great our business was the best it has ever been.

Bobby Stinnett It was a great year for me.

Bob Parker It was the best year yet for me.

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cones to catch the confectionary goodness but those were used up quickly and so we rolled up old newspapers in to conical configurations for that purpose. I was hyperactive as a child (still am) and when all that sugar hit my bloodstream it was a rush unlike few I have ever experienced. Lastly, there is the tale of the too-tall bicycle Christmas gift. When I was about nine years old Sani-Claws brought me a bike. I reckon I was supposed to grow into it like a sweater or britches because it was way too big. When perched in what seemed like the stratosphere on the seat, my feet would not reach the pedals. The solution was to duct-tape a piece of 2x4 board to them. Well that seemed to work OK and down the road I went. Soon I built up speed by raising my buttocks off the seat and pedaling furiously. Just as I was so affixed and accelerated, the duct tape on one pedal came off and the 2x4 came off and down I went on the crossbar. I was later told that my scream of pain could be heard the next street over. Ice packs were my friend for several days. Anyway, looking back I can say I've never had a 'bad' Christmas, bronco bike bustin' and all, and here's hoping you don't either. So, merry Christmas ya'll.

Letter to Editor Thanks for the write-up on Canker Worms; folks in Belmont are now more aware of this issue. One thing that wasn’t mentioned is the preferred tree of choice for this critter and that is the “willow oak “or “pen oak�. Just look for the long skinny leafs, about ž by 3 that clog your gutters so well. Most of these trees make up our large old growth tree canopy in this area and most are on private property. New trees planted on our right of way are generally not a target. I thank David Isenhour for his concern and care for Belmont’s trees Like any well planned covert operation, you’re not aware of losing the battle until it’s over. Canker worms repel from trees like green ninja’s on threads of silk and by that time damage is done. All the new growth for the year has been devoured. Look for activity this spring so you might protect your trees in the fall Cordially Skip Graham Spy Tech

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HOPE SWORN IN – Judge Jessie B. Caldwell III administered the oath of office to returning Mount Holly City Councilman Jim Hope last week. Hope's family including, from left, Angela Black, Samantha Black, Barbara Hope, John Yarber, Allison Yarber. and Evan Black looked on.

SERVICE AWARDS – Mount Holly Administrative Dept. employees were recognized for their outstanding work. June Barker (left) thirty years; Amy Miller five years; not pictured Teresa Watts fifteen years.

MOORE SWORN IN – Mount Holly City Councilman David Moore was sworn in for another term in office last week by Judge Jesse B. Caldwell III. Moore's daughter Madeline held the bible during the ceremony.

BISHOP SWORN IN – Mount Holly City Councilman Jerry Bishop was sworn in last week by Judge Jesse B. Caldwell III for another term. Bishop's wife Shirley assisted with the oath of office.

DELANEYS: carrying on BelmontĘźs distilling legacy with great rum

MH COUNCIL: 200+ jobs coming to town

From page 1A According to Robbie, a chat with friend Scott Huff, a rum connoisseur, led to the decision to make rum rather than bourbon or some other type of libation. Once the decision to distill legal rum was made, the Delaney's found a space at the former Piedmont Processing plant. They started out in a 500 sq. ft. section, then moved to their current 1,600 sq. ft. spot next to Alternative Beverage. Robbie used his construction skills to build the still. It's not a hillbilly-style affair, but rather a 150-gallon stainless steel “pot� made from a former milk pasteurizing tank. The pot is filled with a mix of molasses, sugar, distilled water, and yeast that has been allowed to ferment. The mix is heated in the pot and rises into a cap that resembles a stainless steel oboe. As the steam rises, it cools, goes into a spiral copper pipe called the “worm� then down to a tap called a “distillers parrot�. “It is a mix of art and science,� said Robbie. “The science comes in the design of the still and the art in getting the flavor profile just the way you want it.�

Right now, the Delaney's are making three “runs� of rum per week, each one turning out eight to twelve gallons. About half goes into bottles clear, or “silver�, as their Carolina Rum. The other half is put in oak barrels where it ages for eight months and comes out the color of honey and is labeled Queen Charlotte's Reserve. “We hope to start producing a spiced rum in about a year,� said Caroline. For those who might get the idea of whipping up a batch of rum or some other liquor in their garage- don't try this at home. Whereas moonshiners have achieved a romantic and Robinhood-like persona thanks to the Discovery Channel TV show of the same name, the Delaney's have worked hard and jumped through a heap of government hoops to start and maintain a legitimate business that produces a top quality product. The paperwork in getting Muddy River Distillery going was prodigious. Just a few of the steps involved filing a business model with the federal government that included a floor plan of where each piece of distilling equipment would be located, getting zoning

approval from the City of Belmont, sending a sample of the bottle label for approval by the state, and lots, lots more. Even after all that, approval was not an overnight thing. “We submitted our federal permit application in November 2011,� said Caroline. “The first shipment of rum went out in September 2012.� Currently, Muddy River Distillery products – the 80proof silver Carolina Rum and the 84-proof Queen Charlotte's Reserve – are sold in ABC stores across North Carolina. Plans are to expand distribution to South Carolina as well. The Delaneys are offering tours of the distillery and tastings. They hope to take advantage of their location on the banks of the Catawba River by having outdoor events and samplings when the weather warms back up. To find out more or to arrange a tour of one of Belmont's most unique businesses, visit www.muddyriverdistillery.c om PS they sell some killer tshirts with their logo front and back as well.

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From page 1A and job growth in Gaston County.� The Porter's Fabrication facility will be located near YMCA Drive. The developers are currently working with Charlotte-based LandDesign on a traffic study of the area with a target completion date of late December. Part of the development will also see the Texaco station and canopy near the construction site torn down. Porter's Fabrication CEO Charles Saleh gave a presentation on his firm's operations, breadth, and scope to the council prior to the rezoning vote. According to Saleh, Porter's Fabrication was founded in 1964 and currently processes 40 million pounds of steel per year. The company currently has facilities in Bessemer City, Gastonia, Sumter, S.C., Lexington, N.C., and Lynchburg,Va. Porter's Fabrications does business on an international level in Europe, China, South America, and the Middle East. Services Porter's Fabrica-

tion offers includes CNC machining and milling, robotics, TIG and MIG welding, engineering and design, industrial coatings, plasma cutting, press brake forming, and more. Companies that Porter's Fabrication counts as clients are many and include such well-known brands as Diebold, Caterpillar, Kodak, Lee Boy and NCR to name just a few. The second council vote gave the go-ahead to a request by the Arnold Companies to rezone a 10.9 acre tract at 1000 Marina Village Drive at Tailrace Marina from conditional District Multifamily/Commercial approved on April 12, 2010 to Conditional District Multifamily/Commercial based on a modified development plan. The $16 million project will consist of 124 upscale apartments as well as a restaurant. It is anticipated to add over $100,000 in property tax revenues to the city's coffers. Some of the conditions affixed to the rezoning included no vinyl, metal, or

aluminum siding to be used in the project's construction, installation of a four way stop at the intersection of Marina Village Drive and Riverfront Parkway, construction of a five feet wide asphalt, boardwalk, or concrete path to the restaurant, and a minimum size for the restaurant of 7,000 sq. ft. “Construction on the restaurant will begin first and it is planned to start in the 2nd quarter of 2014,� said Darcy Earhardt, Arnold Companies director of marketing. “The apartments will follow and take 12-14 months to build.� The project was presented at the council's Nov. 25 meeting and a public hearing held at that time. City planning staff as well as representatives from the Arnold Companies also met with residents of the adjacent Riverfront subdivision and heard their concerns with issues such as increased traffic and blocked views of the Catawba River. However, many residents have been supportive of the project. The Planning Commission voted 7-0 in favor of the rezoning.

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Christmas at the Mount Holly Library The Mount Holly Public Library has a display depicting scenes from the holiday movie “A Christmas Story� featuring Ralphie and his BB gun. The materials belong to Brigette Summerville of Belmont who has been collecting things associated with the film for several years and has visited the actual house where it was shot. The display will be up until Jan. 4. Contributed Photo

GODFREY HONORED – Mount Holly Fire and Rescue employee Andy Godfrey was recognized last week for 35 years on the job. Photos by Alan Hodge

OFFICERS HONORED – Six members of the Mount Holly Police Department were recognized for their service. From left, Michael Todd Lloyd ten years; Wes Monroe fifteen years; Jonathan Moore ten years; David Sisk ten years; Mark Walls fifteen years. Not pictured, Darryl Barnes five years.

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The Plastiquarium This unique exhibit opened December 17 and runs through February 15, 2014 at the Gaston County Museum’s bull pen. The Plastiquarium: Ten Years and Counting features artwork by David Edgar. Edgar lives near Tryon, North Carolina, where he is a retired Associate Professor of Art from UNCC and previous Chair of the Art Department at Ashland University in Ohio. He works with recycled plastic and other material to create colorful, detailed creations. Gaston County Museum of Art & History is located in Dallas at 131 West Main Street.

   

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Warriors top South Point 66-51 By John Wilson John.bannernews@gmail.com

East Gaston High recently took part in a swim meet. In this photo, junior Delanie Knight shows the form that won her the 100-yard butterfly race in record time. Photos by Josh Allen

Senior Dylan Clemmer of the East Gaston High swim team churned the pool in the 200-yard medley relay during a recent meet.

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The East Gaston Warriors came to Belmont looking to start their Big South schedule off on a good note. Going into the game the Warriors were 3-3. But they had a slight advantage over Big Red. East Gaston had beat the Red Raiders three times in a row. South Point on the other hand was still trying to get things going. So far this year the Red Raiders have had a hard way to go. South Point was 0-5 going into the heated rivalry game with East Gaston. The game was close but a 6-point Warrior run put things out of reach for South Point. After the Warriors broke out they kept it that way. The game ended with a decisive 66-51 victory. East Gaston's win increased their winning streak over South

Point to four in a row. James Lewis had a great night for EG. The big man played with power and athleticism. He was a threat from the field and under the boards. He ended the night with 20 points to lead the Warrior's scoring effort. In a good night of rebounding, Lewis came away with 13 grabs. Senior guard Elijah Gore also had a good night. He put up 16 points for the Warriors and came down with five rebounds. Bailey Crane rounded out the top East Gaston scorers. Crane finished up with ten points and six boards. The Red Raiders were fueled by the scoring of sophomores Deonte Gaston and Brandon Reeves. Gaston scored 15 points. Reeves had 14. East Gaston is now 4-3. South Point drops to 0-6.

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East Gaston High senior Lanie Summerlin was recognized at a recent meeting of the Gaston County Board of Education for having scored a perfect 800 points on the critical reading portion of the SAT test.

GASTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL'S – Beta Club help with Operation Christmas Child recently. The group sorted toys and other items for distribution to the needy.

GASTON DAY SCHOOL – has a team participating in the Team America Rocket Challenge. Team members consist of 9th graders James Anthony, Mitchell Lewis, Paul Park, Will Hayes, Mary Kate Thompson, and 10th grader Robert Geraghty. Over the past two months, the team has been hard at work, constructing, modifying, and launching two rockets in Midland, NC and Orangeburg, SC. With each new launch, the team hopes to reach an altitude of 825 ft, while maintaining a time aloft of 48-50 seconds. While such a feat is challenging enough, the rocket is also responsible for transporting two eggs safely to said altitude and back. If all goes according to plan, the team strives to compete at nationals, held outside of Washington D.C. in early May. From left to right, Mary Kate Thompson, Paul Park, Mitchell Lewis, Robert Geraghty, Will Hayes, James Antony.

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School Choice Parent Survey A School Choice Parent Survey is posted on the GCS website and on school websites. The survey offers parents an opportunity to give their input concerning School Choice options such as a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math magnet school and any other schools of choice that parents would like to see in our school district. To complete the survey, go to the school district website homepage or your school’s website and click on School Choice Parent Survey.

Career and College Promise classes at GC The deadline to register for spring semester Career and College Promise (CCP) classes at Gaston College is Friday, January 24, 2014.

Mason Farmer, a senior at Gaston Day School, seen with headmaster Dr. Richard Rankin, was recognized by the Optimist Club as the winner of the region’s Optimist International Essay Contest. The Optimist Clubs give young people the opportunity to write about their own opinions regarding the world in which they live. The approach can encompass a young person’s personal experience, the experience of their country, or a more historical perspective. This year’s theme was, “How Do Dreams Lead to Success?� Lida Hixson and

Nana Boateng were also acknowledged for being selected to represent Gaston Day in this year’s event. Dr. Rankin joined all three students and their families at a breakfast with the Optimist Club where Mason received a certificate and gift card. His essay now moves on to the district and state level judging. Lida is the daughter of Anne and Tad Hixson of Belmont, Nana Boateng is the daughter of Eunice Osei and Gibrine Adam of Ghana and Gastonia. Mason is the son of Meg and Scott Farmer of Gastonia.

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Page Elementary Dear Santa, Hi Santa how are you and Mrs. claus doing? How are your elves doing? I have been good. I have been on green all this year. I am having a good December. I am very busy this year. I hope you have a good Christmas. What I want for Christmas is a iPod. I want a pink and purple case. I also want a easy bake oven with the supplies. Can I have lollollupse doll? Can I have Jewell? Have a good Chirstmas. This will be the best Christmas ever. My sister has a little gift for me but she says it is useful. I wunder what it is. It will be the best Christmas ever. Tell the elves good bey. I will be sure to leve cookies and milk for you. Have I been bad or good? I have lost one frount tooth soon I will be singing all I want for Chirstmas is my two frount teeth. The end Love, Lillian

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Dear Sants, Why is James not moving? How’s Cupid doing? How are you and Mrs. Claus doing? I have been having a good year after all. I’ve grown 3 inches this year. Can I please have the green air hog and put some instuctions in the box becuse I don’t know how to turn it off without getting scratched. Can I please have a kick stand? I’ll make sure I leave some cookies on Christmas eve. Can I please have the Death Star for Christmas? Love, Huston Dear Santa, Hay! How are you and Ms. Claus doing? Are the elves making toys? Ms. Claus are you making cookies and milk for Santa? You do not have to bring pesis. It is not all about piesis. It is about famle and pese and geting to gethr. Presis is the fun parats. Have a mere crimis! Love, Kaitlyn Dear Santa, I have been good. I took out the trash. How are you sanig. I wand xBox 1. Love, Austin Dear Santa, How are you at the nth poel. Hoe do yow git dan the chine. I cled up the kithin. I ckl up my rum to day. How do you dllvr krismis prest. Love, Savanna Dear Santa, Your randeer how old are you. I love wor elfs wor elfs are nice. I love wor metl name. I love wor slay. My name is David Campbell. Love, David Dear Santa, My name is Alex Harrington. I like your elves they all ckool. I love you Santa you air nise. How do you mack the elves flly. Love, Alex Harrington Dear Santa, How old are you? My bithday is Janurarey 16th. How do you get down and up the chimneys? How much toys did you deliver last year?? How are your elves doing? How old are your raindeer. Love, Skylyr Dear Santa, I love Santa! My name is Sarah. I love your rand deer. I love you. I love Decbmer. I love toys. My mom helps me clen up my room. My Dad helps me clen up. My faily helps me clen up my room.

Love, Sarah N. Dear Santa, I love you. I what a IPode and a game for my DS. I like your randeer. Haw meny toys do you give. How do your elfs. My name is Hannah. I am feling good. Santa I like your elves. I help my mom and my dad. Love, Hanna S. Dear Santa, Haw are your radir dawieg? How are you dawieg at the narth pol. I blev in Santa sart of you are the best. Love, Alexis Dear Santa, I halp me mom kleen has. I am seven yer old. I blev in yuo. Haaw old or you? Love, Isaac Dear Santa, My name is Dom. I have a butr name Adian. I am 6. My brta is January the 7. Hawl lod or you? I like you. You ar nice. I like ur toys. Hawl lod or ur deer? I like ur berd I like ur elfs. Love, Dominic

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How do you get up the chimy? I rilly like you! Can you bring my birthday prezit? I have clenig my room. My family is nise to me and my frens. My frens like you veery much. Do you like Me? How do you see in the darck? Love, Emma Dear Santa, My name is Mark. How are you? How do your raindeer fly? How do you get down chimnys? How old are you? How are your elves doing? Are you good? Have i ben good? What is redolph doing. Will you respond to my letter please please. Love, Mark Dear Santa, My name is Harrison. I love you. one thak I wot a Lego Solisonchr. You stil have sum toy on 25 December? How do you fel good or not today. I am fileg good. Love, Harrison Dear Santa, How do you fly Santa? How do you go up the chime? Yoer deers are coowl. Your doowl Santa. How mene toys did you maek? you rock Santa. Love, Nathen Dear Santa, how old are you? how meny presins are you driing this year. do you fel lonly sometis. What did you bring me wen I was one? I like your eiles. I like rodof. My name is Ava and I am a prnsin. Love, Ava Dear Santa, your elvs are cool. How much toys did you delivr last year? How do you fil Santa? in octobr we got a pupie her name is hunye. I belev in you I like your randeer. I cant wate intill chismas. Love, Hunter Dear Santa, Hao old r you I am six. I plaiy the grums I like orof the red nos rander yr elf r cool and satu is cool to. I like Pesis. Love, Tlowe Mrs. Gibson’s 2nd Grade Dear Santa, I want a bike. A staft anamol dog. I love Santa. I miss Santa. I like Santa.

          

Love, Katie D. Dear Santa, I realy want a remote controle helicopter. My sister wants a po go stick. My name is Dhrur and I am 71/2 years old. My birthday is on May 16th. I am in second grade. Dear Santa, You are the best. (listed) a doll, a pitchr of you, Barbie Doll Legos, A 2 doller bill, a bike, a diry, a now wotr bole. Ashley M. dear Santa, My big thitg is a laptop you all ready now. do you now I can call your rain dear by name on dasher on danser on pranser on fixen on coment on cuped on doner and blitsen. You rock Santa haf a good trip fyi be cerfal. by RJ Dear Santa, Hello Santa my name is Amari Littlejohn. All I want a ipad and a ipod and a tablet. Santa I am being a good kid and please tell Mrs. Gibson to put up her Chrismam tree up but she is doing a lot of thing. Santa I am stil being a good boy. Can we have one of your eff. Love, Amari Dear Santa, I want a Xbox one and a Xbox 360 and a football. Dear Santa I want a iphone 5S and don’t furget that i want 3 iphone 5S. Dear santa I want a lego army set. Dear santa I want a kendelfire Hd. Crayola marker spray. I want 1,000 furbeboom. I want 1 ipad. I want a wii u please. I want to get 12 puppys for me please. I want to get me 2 citen please. I want football patd. Love Davis P.S My brother wants a army set. Dear Santa I was a very good kid this year. I want a telescope that can zoom in all the way to the moon that you can see what is on the moon. I hope you have a safe fight aroned the worled. I also want a ipad. I also want a wii u and the game Mario Super 3D land. is rodof real? if yes Send me a leder oK. Merry Christmas Santa Clas. from Sebastian

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Dear Santa, I want a lalaloopsy doll. I want money. I want lot of toys. I want to a bow. I want lot of candy. I want lot of puppy. I want the big big big big pool ever that on one have. Love, Michelle Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is a BaBydoll. and a Game boy and a Loom Band’s and a now bike. Live, Brianna Dear Santa What I Whant for Crimas is a pup and anuthr one of thos big dog and can you give me a book fild with crisdin songs. Love, Emma A. Hello Santa, My name is Kayla. All I want for Christmas is just one puppy and a couple reindeer. Let me tell you a little about myself. I’m seven year’s old and i’m in second grade. I have a wonderful family mommy is caring daddy is funny my sister’s are loving. I am sad cause I really want a puppy but my dad says not right now we don’t have enough room and until I start to eat new foods well please Santa. Bye From Kayla H. Dear Santa, I want 2 i-pood a pool for Summer and for Spring. I have a i-phoe-5S. And sum reindeers. Love, Genie B. Dear Santa, I want a new bike with butterfly and with a bell. I want lots of cloths that no girl wear. I want some thing specail. I want a gingbread man. I want a teddy bear. I want the sweet and clean and soft sweater. I really really want a good and playful and silly and leans a new trick it’s a puppy. I want a new sock. I want a new sneaker. I want a new table. I want doughnut. Love, Michelle Dear Santa, I want a bebe gun. and i wot a patl bot. and I wot a new ifon five. And a now fishing rod. I want a wedurd. Love, Payton Dear Santa, My name is Karina. I want a barbie collection! When you come to my house leave your reindeer where we leave it or else youll get a ticket! I want a puppy a girl puppy! I want the happiest christmas I ever had in my life! And a owl and bird’s. I love you Santa! you are sweet and kind verey kind! P.S. I try to be nice to my sister! Love, Karina M.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 like a IPhone 5S. And like just like my grandmothers phone she can’t relly se it. Love. Mckenzie Dear Sanata. My name is Avery Gibson! I am so excited about Christmus. I whant you to brang me is lego city plees staon. I whant it becois I want all of the lego city sets. Ples brang me it. You are allsome. I hope you have a good flitey. Love: Avery Dear Santa, I am so excited for Christmas. Because Christmas is my best holoday. Cause when it is Christmas ALL your famaly and cosen and anty come. they give you present and all the good thing’s I love christmas. I want a DS and a Littlest Pet Shop. Love to Santa. Christyana Dear Santa, I am so excited about Christmas. I like to have a baby doll becois I like babby dolls. I love you Santa. Thanke you for reding my leber. Love Abby Dear Santa, my name is T.J. Farmer. I would love love a XBox 2 for Christmas. I realy like Christmas. Santa I love love love love love love love love Christmas. Christmas is my most favritote holiday. This is the best holiday ever! Santa I can not wait anymore intil Christmas. I can ot wait for the presents anymore. Dear Santa, My name is Cody. I am so excited about Christmas. Can I pless have a loom kit. I want aloom kit becaus they are so cool. And they are all in difrent colors, ther is a lot of them. Also you can wher them anywhere. And you can make them. And you can wher them at christmas morning. hope that you have a wonderful Christmas. PS. I have a lot of other things that I want too! Merry ristmas! Senseryly, Cody What I Want for Christmas. Dear Santa I wold like to have all of the littles pit shop. even a rainbow bear to sleep with. and a DS, and a plan with a cotol. And a Play doh. and a race car with a reamonte. from Trinity S. Dear Santa, My name is Jordan. Can you bring me a baby alive. Becas it looks fun to play with. You dont hef to. I can’t wate, I will miss wentr. I want a lot of prasints. You are so sweet. You have a Merry Crismas. Dear Santa, My name is Chloe Lunsford. Can you plese bring me duck dinuse bugamus. Be cus I love duck dinuse. And I neewd new bugomas. I cat what and tile Crismus. I do not whot for Crismus to be ovr. I love Crismus. Dear Santa, My name is Adrian. I’m excited about christmas for christmas I want the Lego chima beuse the thing I like is Legos so mush. and a EDes to Play my gams. The thing is a iPad I min like a telefon for my gams like Miracrat. And a zike is like a sckudar and a bike. the biggst thing is a Dave one of the Facke saves. I wel give you cookies. the thing that I want is a wiiu. Ho Love Grealis, I fogot and a Angry bird Star Wars telebot. From Adrian to Santa Dear Santu, I wut a xbox one kus ex relerele fun. Love, Jacob Dear Senta, My name is Katlyn Lanberthe. can you bring me A babby Alive. becase it looks funy. Babby Alive look fun to play with. I cent wate intell Chrismas cums. Christmas is so so fun. I love Chrismas so much. Love Katlyn Mery Chrismas Dear Santa, My name is Jada. Santa can I please have a Ipod with a cherry on top. You are a geat person Santa a realy geat person! Why you wonder I want a Ipod well you get to play games and math. I wonder how intworld can you mkae toys! Thank you 4 the toys. What are your elfs names are what? Love, Jada Dear Santa, My name is Brooklynn. And I what a big tee cup for Christmas so I can put Darwin in it. I what a bike. I am so excited about Christmas. We dot have ine preses. I what a hedben. I what a Baby dall for Christmas. I what a botemsoj Pilow. Thank you Santa for reading my letter. Love, Brooklynn R. Dear Santa, can I please have a crazy cart and a Xbox 360 with Lego Marvle superheros. That is all I want thanks for listening Santa Claus. o and ps the reson why I want those things is because they are fun and full of happynes hohoho and a merry christmas. And I am full of excitement for Christmas and Jesuses birthday. ps have a happy new years I hope you can bring those things Santa because those are superfun and full of happyes. Love, Ethan H. Dear Santa, My name is Madysen. I am so excited about Christmas. You are the best. And the elfs too. Thank you for coming to our church. And please tell the elfs thank you for the prasents. Last time I love all of the prasents a lot. My I please have a lot of prasents like last time. I hope I get what I want. I want for

Christmas is a barbe house. Love, Madysen W. Dear Santa, My name is Mckenzie. I am so excited about Christmas. I want a Barbie doll for Christmas. Thank you for reading my letter because I realy want a new one. How come you live in the north pool? Thank you for delivering all the presents. How can you live in the cold? You are awesom. Love, Mckenzie Dear Santa, My name is Davashia Good. I am so excited about Christmas. I want a willu. I want a willu beascsce I get play with my dad. Thank Santa for reading my letter. I want a DS 3D. Becoas I get to take with me to the beach to play. I want a tv in my room beasce I can wach tv in my room. I want a PS4 bcusas I to play with my dad. Love, Davashia Ms. Crawley’s 2nd Grade Dear Santa, I want one of your elfs! Can you give me a elf befor Chritams? Ill give you your Elf back after Chritams. I don’t care if it is a boy or a girl. I can keep it for a cuple more days after Chritams so if I am bad one of you Elf cood tell you ad take my prsents back. Love, Braydon Dear Santa, I want a Ipod can I have a book set for Christmas? I want a blue and white phone case. I want a little laptop. I want a tetebear. I want make-up. I want a bed cuver with smowmen and dogs and flowers. I want bands and charms. I want a nerf rebella. I need sume more shoes can I have some more clows? Love, Breanna Dear Santa, Hello Santa. For Christmas I want Lego Star Wars and a new gun game, a Nerf gun and a Lego Chima. How do you make games? How do you make the randeere flie? For Christmas agen I want a puppy and a 3DS and Skylenders Swap Fors and a WillU and Assassin Creepr Black Flag. Can I have a elf pleas? I want a red rill and a blue will. I want a $2.0000 please? Love, Silvestre Dear Santa, Hello Santa I hope I am on the good list because I really love presents. The present make me relly happy. I want a 3DS and a wiiU and a tablet. I want 5000 dollars so that I buy all the things that I want and I want the elf on the shelf. Love, Mindy Dear Santa, I want a black tedy bear. I want it to have a shirt. And I want the shirt to say Merry Chrismas. And I also want some prety close. And some maching hills. And some jelory. I want a braslit. And a wach. And a ring. And a prety neclos. And I want a skert with shorts under it. And a shart. I want a skert for winter spring and sumer and fall. Oh I forgot to tell you when it says winter spring sumer and fall I want the same with close and shoes. Love Arowen C. 8 years old Dear Santa I wold want an I pad! I want you to write a letter gbakc to me please? I wold alsow want a lot of candy because I love candy. I wold alsow want some new pear of shoes. Your elf is alsome!! Merry Christmas. And 1 more thing I want a LaLalupsy Doll. PS. Please! Love, Yochabel Dear Sant, I want for Chirsters agetar and a ska bord and a little dire. Santa you ard the best prsen. you gevi us los of toys on Chirsters. Evue. I thank you. Wode you gevi me one of ur efes? I woud like a big bike and soempanets and a horses. I Love Chirsters.I wood like a tablet. I want a Aoustin doll that sinings. I want to see you, OK? Love, Kiley Dear Santa Hello Santa My name is Zaniya. I got a question why do you eat so many sweets? I got anoter question why are you so chubby? Santa I want for Christmas is a Ipod and a tablet. I got some more questions. How come Mis. Claus is skinea and your Fat? Santa do you have a son? Santa do you have a dunder? Santa do you feed the efls? Santa do you writ letes? Mrry Christmas! Love, Zaniya Dear Santa, Sparkle and luke we find in silly playses like drors, lamps, trofies even horsis they are silly elves hahaha they love marshmellows! I want a zoomer and an easy bake oltament oven and new monster High dolls. Love, Ella H. Dear Santa, I wood like a ipiod. I wood also like a Pet Box turtle with a cage for the turtle. I wood also like to find my kittin. I like you so much. I love turtles so much. Merry Christmas! Love, Savanna Dear Santa, I want a Flutter by Fairy and Ranbow Looms. My whole famliey wants a elf on a shelf. I want a fairy set. I wood like 200 dollers. I wood like a Justen beaber doll that sings. I want a canputer. I want a foolwiller. Live, Nikki L. Dear Santa,

                

I want 3DS. I want a game for my 3DS andit is calld Mariol Kart 7. I want internet on my PS3 on my Prowfile. I want a game for my PS3 and it is called Injustes. I want money! I want a Phowne. Also I want Assassin Creed Black Flag the game for a PS3. Also I want Assassin Creed Brotherhood. Also I want a book! Love, Juan

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I need is a pair of shoees for Cristmas because it has a big hole on the bottem. I what a 3DSfor cristmas. I what it because so I what bard all the time. From William

Dear Santa, I wanted a little bed for my puppy, a laptop and a rabit. I would like a big cran box and bands too make a fish tleagod. My family wants a chrismis tree and I want a lekies for my mommy and a cake for my Daddy. I would like an Elf on the shelf and a dog chart and a cowlen and a litte hors and alots and lots of Books. Love, Daphine Dear Santa, I want anIpad for Christmas! I want a babydoll for Chrismas. I want baby doll clother for Chrismas. I want one fothoos p illos that liet up for chismas. Please bring me a laptop for chrismas. I want a big bear. Can i have make-up. Can i have sam pi S pull kings. I need som dog and popecl auction moon doll that sings. Justin beevar doll that sings. a pink remote car and some pupy boy and girl clothes. Love, Katlyn Dear Santa, First for Christmas I want a ipod, plugins, dirt bike and a for willar. I love your elveles becauce they are green and I love green. So that is all I want for Christmas. Merry Christmas Santa. Love, Michael Dear Santa, I want a Ipade and a Bike and a Fluterbuy Ferey. Can I have a tablite with a Lote of games and moves pleas? Your elf was in the Christmas tree. The next day she tide a rope to the specer and to the wall and she hang onto it. Can I have a Ipod? Can I have a elf to? Merry Christmas. Love Makenzi Dear Santa, I wut a MiMi Ipad for Christmas and LPS also headfons and looms. I wut my famue to win the lottery and i want to git direction tochisa. I want 100 dolrs and i wut to go to the beech and the Noth Bole. PS. I been a good girl. PSS. Your elf is awesome. Love, Lilian Dear Santa, Can I get a elf for Christmas? The one that is like ous in our classroom. I want the fat one and I want a glir. I want a tablet too and Santa I want to see you one day. OK? Your elf is pretty. Can I get a cat? Do not let my mom see it, OK? I want fludderby firy. Tell your elf to be cerfll when she is climbing. I do no want her to get hurt. Love, Ashleigh V. Dear Santa I need for Christmas is some new shoes because my shoes have a hole in it. I want a ipad and a ipod for Christmas and I want it black. Oh and I want both of them black. Love, Serenity Dear Santa, I need new shoes for Christmas. I need it because I only have like eight pares. I want a mini ipad for christmas. I want it because my sister oways takes our mini ipad that you gave us. from, Jenna D.

Dear Santa, for christmas I would like a DS because my dad broke mine and I would like another one please. I need more alit sooks. from Zander

Dear Santa, I need hightops for Christmas. I need it because my high tops are worn out. I want 3 jersey and a collections of football helmets. I want it because I like the Panthers and my friends want to play with them. from, Evan Dear Santra, I need a new par of shoes for chrismas. I need it becase I am growing faster. I want a Ipad touch for christmas. I want it becase I want a phone but I can’t so I’m hoping you give me a Ipad touch in tad of a phone. from Graham Dear Santa, I need socks for christmas. I need it because all my socks have holes on it. I want skylanders swampforce for christmas. I want it because every skylander can swamp and they abilitys. From, Hugh Dear Santa, I need pants for Christmas. I need more pants because I am running out. I want a replica of Turner Field. I want it because I want to see Turner Field from a distance. from: Henry Dear Santa, For Chrismas I need some socks because now some of my socks don’t fit me. I want a ipad because I want to play on it during the week. Love, Greyson K. Dear Santa, I need a dert bick for Christmas. I need it because my forwiller is brookin almst. I went a batman cave for Christmas. I want it because I need it. From Kaleb Dear Santa I need shoes for Chistmas. I need it because I barely have any. I want earrings for Chistmas. I want it because I barely have any. From, Hannah Dear Santa, I need jeans for Christmas. I need it because my jean are to smll. I want a ipod for Christmas I want it because it is fun. From, Malesha Dear Santa, I need some more socks for Christmas. I need it because I wore all of them all out. I want a phone for Christmas. I want because it’s fun. From Dawson Dear Santa, I need clothes for Christmas. I need it because I barely have any clothes. I want a tablet for Christmas. I want it because I have never had one befor. Love, Mark Belmont Central Elementary, 2nd Grade

Dear Santa, I need socks for Chriams I need it because I need it to keep my toes warm. I want Zommer for Christmas I want it because it does what you wot. From Mallory Dear Santa, I need a IPAD for christmas that has Pa lepered print and is pink and brown with epela tower wall paper on it. I need it because it is aways fun and I can put a password on it. When I am gronded from my 3DS I can play on the IPAD. from: Julia Dear Santa, I need a phone for christmas. I need it because it is cool. I want a Xbox 360 for Christmas.. I want it because it is cool. Senceraly, Landon F. Dear Santa, Thank you for last years present it was really think it was nice. I need a pair of high heals because mine is getting worn out because I use them to much. I want a jewlry box so I can put my jewlry in the box you gave me and not a shoe box in my house. From, Leslie K. Dear Santa, I need boots for chirstmas. I need it because my pink cowgirl boots are torn up and I want black boots just black boots please. I want a ken barbie for chirstmas. I want it because I have less ken barbies. from: Erica M.

Dera Santa, My name is Gigi. for Christmas I would like easy bake oven! I am in second grade at Belmont Central Elementary. I have one PoBum do you like nuts in your cookies or not? do you like colite cipe cookies? I’m not write this note becuse I want something theres nofueng furedr from the theoou. do you like colite mike? Love, Gigi Dear Santa, My name is Dawson. for Christmas I would like Switch and Go Dinos. I am in second grade at Belmont Central Elementary. Are you busy? I will leve cookies for you. Love, Dawson Dear Santa, My name is nicholas I am in second grade elentary school. I want a bow an arrow for christmas. Santa how are you doing and how are the elfs doing. Love, Nicholas Dear Santa, My name is Braden For Christmas I would like a lego blok that terns in to a person. I am in second grade at belmont central Elementary. How ar you doing? How is the raindear ar they doing? Ar the elves doing a lot of werk ar they geting my present redy? Ar you doing I hope you ar coming! Love, Braden

Dear Santra, I need a rain jakket for Christmas. I need that because every time I get outside I get wet. I want Lego Marvel Super Heros for Christmas I want it because I already have an Xbox for it. From, Fletcher H.

Dear Santa, My name is Alayna. For Cristmas I would like a furby boom. I am in second grade at Belmont Central Elementary. Santa how are you doing I am going to give you chocklet chip cookies this year and venela flavored milk I hope you in joy them how are the elfs doing have they ben doing good. Love, Alayna

Dear Santa, I need a pare of shoes I need it because my dog chewed a hole in them. I want a baby alive for Christams I want it because I like to feed baby’s and play

Dear Santa, My name is Keira. For Christmas I would like a DocMobile. I am in second grade at Belmont Central Elementry. How are you doing? I am part naughty and

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part nice. I am going to leave choclate chip cookies and milk I am leaving water for the reindeer. I love you Santa. I also love your reindeer. I love everybody at the workshop. Love, Keira Mary Christmas Dear Santa, My name is Samantha for Christmas I would like a new PokeMain book. I am in second grade at Belmont Central Elementary. I have ben a good little gril. Have you ben busy. How are the raindeers. Are the elf’s working harad. Love, Samantha Dear Santa, my name is Abbigail. For Christmas I would like a laptop. I am in second grade at Belmont Central Elmentary I have bine good. How are you in the Noth pole? Love, Abbigail Dear Santa, My name is Grace. For Cristmas I would like a furby boom. I am in second grade at Belmont Central Elementary. Are my elves working hard? How are the reindeer? How have you been? I hope good. Love, Grace Dear Santa, My name is Madison. for Christmas I would like a tecno dog. I am in second grade at Belmont central Elementary. Is my elf working hard on the toy’s? Love Madison Dear Santa, My name is Dominique for Christmas I will I would like a Kider frie. I am in second grade at Belmont Central. Elementary How are you doning with the raindears are they being good. how are they doing are the leves geting prest rode. Are you doing good Santa are you siting. I am piuting cooks out for you are you puting candy in are sticen. Love, Dominique Dear Santa, My name is Bradley. For Christmas i wold like a mini motorcicle. I am in second grade at belmont central elementary. How are you doing? is rodolpf real? Love, Bradley Dear Santa, My name is Carson. For Christmas I would like a xbox 360. I am in second grade at Belmont Central Elentary. How many cookies would you like Santa? Santa How many times do you shave your beard a year? How is Mrs. Claus and you doing? Love, Carson Dear Santa, My name is Jackson. I wold lik a dog named Zoomer. I am in seond grade at Belmont Central Elementary. How are you doing. I am going to leav you alot of cookie’s. Wald you like cholet mikle or ragler? Love, Jackson Dear Santa, my name is Emily for Christmas I would like a bike. I am in second grade at Belmont Central Elementary. Are your elves rurking hard. how are the randers dowing. I am liveing you som cookis. how are yoo dowing? Love, Emily Dear Santa, My name is Aidan. For Christmas I would like a new bike. I am in second grad at Belmont central Elementary. Santa why did my elf take my sister’s pony on the book case? And last year My elf Carlin flew I hope your ok with that and if your raindeer are hungry just go in the white door next to the dish washer and there will be some puppy chow in a big bag. I hope you have a jolly x-mas. Love Aidan Dear Santa, My name is Logan For Christmas I would like a play station 4. I am in second grade at Belmnt central elementary. Santa I have Ben a good Boy and sante have the elvs been doing ther gobs thir at the Notf pole Im going to lev cooes for you. Love, Logan Dear Santa, My name is Holden. For Christmas I would like a zommer dog. I am in second grade at Belmont Central Elementary. How are the reindeer doing? How are you doing? Are the elfs doing their job love, Holden Dear Sants, my name is Freddy for christmas I would like a willu I am in second grade at Belmont central Elmentart. How are you doing at the North pole are you Elve are doing grat Santa. Love, Freddy Dear Santa, My name is Kaley. For Christmas I would like a pretty play dress. I am in second grade at Belmont Central Elementary. I have been a good girl. I am going to

leave you cookies. Is ther a Jack Frost? I love you Santa! Love, Kaley Dear Santa, My name is Rayne for Christmas I wold like a baby Alive that can talk And it can pop and pea. I am in second grad at Belmont Centeal Elemantray how are you at the North pole I wonder if your girlfrend is doing? Love, Rayne Dear Santa, My name is James. For Christmas I would like a Skylander that is named Trap Shadow. I am in second grade at Belmont Central Elementary. How are you doing? Are the elves working hard? How are the reindear? Is it cold there in this kind of season? I been good this year. Do you rember are plate of choclate chip cookies? Love, James Dear Santa, How are you reindeer? Are they well fed? Do you like s now? If you do, can you talk to Jesus and ask him to make it snow on Christmas Eve/ Day, please? Also I am going to bring some of the cookies I made with Nanny, they are very, very yummy!! All I want for Christmas is an X-box, a Wii-U, and a Mermaid doll, too. But, most of all I want to see you in real life on Christmas Eve, with all your reindeer, including Rudoph. Sincerely, Aurora Dear Santa from Katie Santa I am so exicted about chismas this year for chismas I would like a IPOD and I would like some Orbez and I would like a furby and some lego friends, for my mom she would like some pots and pans oh and my techer some to HO-HO-HO Dear Santa, are you excited aboutChristmas. I know I am. Why did my elf changned clothers. It was wield. By the way you’re outfit is so Christmase. I like the red and white. My favorite raindeer is ruduilf and qupid. I still like all of the orther raindeer to. Sincerely, Catherine. Dear Santa Are you good at your work? I hope your elves are good. Are your reindeer ready to pull the sleigh? how much toys do you have in your bag? Am I still on the good list or on the bad list? I still don’t know what to have for Christmas. My elf is realy good. Love your smart boy, Jack McGarry Dear Santa Claus, I have been good this year. Thank you for sending Linsey. Could you see if you could get he to stay until New Year’s Eve? I am excited about christmas!!! I can’t wait!!!!! Thanks for all you do!!!!! Your Friend, Avery HO-HO-HO!!! Dear Santa I am so excited abot Christmas. So haw has your year been? Mine has been great. Haw are the elfs? my elf is good I love her. She is cool so dont tell but I have a surprise for her. and I liked your video that you sent me. I hope I get a monster high doll and a iPod those are the mane things I wont the elf was on the fan. Sincerely, Allie Dear Santa, Okay you’re a lot fatter than me and stuff and have a beard longer than dumdledoor magic! Magic! And you freak me out adout the um see me when I’m sleeping part because I sleep in my underwhare. P.S. I would put love Santa at the top but I’m not ready to marry. Censeily Mr. Awsome or called Colin Dear Santa, I am wudring how you are doing and haw are yar randeer doing to. I know after you are done You are tired. You never frget a presint. You give people lots of stuff. You give toys and clothes. I wolnt a rmot flying dragin. Bradley Wood Dear Santa, this year I have had so much fun with my family. And my mom said when we get the money she will take me to Disney world. But mostley I am happy that it is Chritmas. Because I get the spend so much more time with my family. And I get gifs to. I love Christmas! Sincerely, Izzy Dear Santa, I am so excited about Chrismas year at the North Pole. I realy want to go there. This is my cristmas list. I want an Xbox 360. You can play all sorts of games. It is so fun. You can evan be lazy. Can you please give it to me. I want a rainbow loom kit so much. You can make alsorts of braclits and necklists. I want lot’s of poke’mon card’s . I can battle


Page 10A Dear Santa, I am so excited about Chrismas year at the North Pole. I realy want to go there. This is my cristmas list. I want an Xbox 360. You can play all sorts of games. It is so fun. You can evan be lazy. Can you please give it to me. I want a rainbow loom kit so much. You can make alsorts of braclits and necklists. I want lot’s of poke’mon card’s . I can battle my frieds. Can you please giv me every thing. Your best freind Dhruv Dear Santa, I have been a good girl. I have done my homework every day. I have done my chores all the time. I have always been nice to one and another. I always have wanted to see you Santa. You always sknow what to get me. And I jast want for youto giv me this one wish that my familly will have the best christmas ever. Sincerely, Allison Dear Santa, I love you and your reindeer that get you to my house. last year I fed your reindeer so they coud be fat and full for the rest of the night can I have drums please your friend Hunter .

My name is Drew. For crhitmmis I want Xbox one, all the Sonics pepole, and wii. Love, Drew Dear Santa, Hello Santa! My name is Grace. I am in 2nd grade at Belmont Cintral. I want an IPod Please. Tell Misis Claus I said Hi. Love, Grace Dear Santa, Hello! My name is Nicholas I am in 2nd grade at Belmont Central. one thing I really want is a gun to go deer hunting. Love, Nicholas Dear Santa, Hi! My name is Braden. I am in 2nd grade at Belmont Central. One thing I want for Christmas is a dirt bike. Santa be careful on your trip. Your friend, Braden Dear Santa, Hi My name is Jack. I am in 2nd grade at Belmont Central. For Christmas I would like a crossbow. Be carefull on your trip. Love, Jack

Dear Santa I want to ask you questions why do peopel think your fat? wy are you magicil? why do you come at night? why do you give us toy’s. Naw give my mom a new penceil sharpener. give my Dad a coputer. give my bother a Bike. giv my sister a naw teddy Bear. by your sweet Audrey Dear Santa have I been good or bad? Well the answer is good. Are you having a good time? I hope so because on Christmas by sister wants to be nice to me. So bring her stickers. You know my elf Frosty, well he has been making a mess in my house. Now, he’s in my sisters barbie pool. For Christmas, get me a pearl (from a clam) so I can show it to my classmates. Sincerly, Maddon

Dear Santa, Hi! My name is Tilan. I am in 2nd grade at Belmont Central. I want a real dirtbike, because I have a big back yard. How do the reindeer fly? Sincerly, Talan

Dear Santa, How are you doing? Thank you for all the good things you’ve done for me. Question: At Stowe Manor, why was the magic work “Cheeseburger”? You are one of the best people ever!

Dear Santa, Hello! My name is Addie. I’m in 2nd grade at Belmont Central. I would like a Magic book. Be careflul on your trip. Sincerly, Addie

Dear Santa, Do you really like snow? If you do like snow, can you make it snow on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day? Can I have a remote control Claw, WiiU, a remote control sumerine, Tony Stark’s hide-out/Lego Iron Man’s hide-out, and a Lego train with Lego train tracks and with Lego People inside the Lego train. Sincerisly your smartest buddy, Jack G.

Dear Santa, How are you? My name is Ashton. I am in 2nd grade at Belmont Cnetral. One thing I want is an iphone. Merry Christmas! Your Friend, Ashton

Dear Sant, I am glad you are coming back this year. And I had a wonderful year. I hope your elf is making toys for pepole that do not have toys. So now I will tell you what I want. I want a Ipod and a big dog. Sincerly, Maggie Dear Santa, North Pole Santa have you had fun a the Noth pole circle yes or no. Santa I like to go to the Noth pole for Christmas this year so I can see your elfs at work and I can rid in your slay on Christmas eve night it would be so much fun. Write a note when you get this. from Mimi C.

Dear Santa, Hi! My name is Nadia. I am in 2nd grade at Belmont Central. I really really want an ipad. Take care of your family and your elfes. Keep on being nice for ever. Love, Nadia Dear Santa, Hello Santa! my name is Thien. I am in 2nd grade at Belmont central. one thing I want for christmas is a HD Tv. be careful on your trip. Love, Thien

Dear Santa, Hello! My name is Dylan. I am in 2nd grade at Belnont Central. One thing I really wouid love to have a xbox one. Love, Dylan Dear Santa, Hello Santa! My name is Lauren. I am in 2nd grade at Belmont Central. One thing I really want is the American Girl of the year doll, Sage. Oh and I forgot to say be careful and say hey to Mrs. Claus. Thank you. Love, Lauren Dear Santa, Hello Santa! My name is Eve. I am in 2nd grade at Belmont Central. One thing I realy would love to have is cra-z-loom shimmer’n sparkle Bracelet Maker. Love, Eve

Dear Santa, I hope you are doeing good at the north pole can you be my friend can you? I wold like a Iphone and a brum set with four brumstick. Love Kenyon

Dear Santa, Hello Santa! My name is Ava. I am in 2nd grade at Belmont Cental. One thing I really want is a puppy. Be careful on your trip. Love, Ava

Dear Santa, Am I good or not? I have been on green every day. everyone has been good. I don’t really have a Chirtmas tree. I hope you have a good Chirstmas and happy new year. I hope you have a very very very. Wish list plush toy charmander. That’s all! Love Kenny

Dear Santa, Hi Santa. My name is William. I am in 2nd grade at Belmont Central. I wount a PS3. Be careful on your trip. Love, William

Dear Santa I hope you had a great time this year. I wold like the wrist band set this year. I would like a Lego set please. You have some funny elfs. I want a Michigan helment and a Michigan football I can play with. Sinerely, Ryan K. Mrs. Parrish 2nd Grade Dear Santa, Hi! I am Kendall. I am in 2nd grade at BCE. one thing I realy want is Zoomer/Techo. Say Hey to the raindear for me. Thank you Santa. Love, Kendall Dear Santa How are you? My name is Mia. I am in 2nd grrde at Belmont Central. I want a fish please, be careful on your trip! Love, Mia Dear Santa,

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Dear Santa, Hello! My name is Kieran. I’m in 2nd grade at Belmont Central. One thing I really want is a Hasbro Construct Bot. How are your reindeer doing? I hope Comet, Rudolph, Donner, Blitzen, Cupid, and all of the others are fine. Take care, Kieran Dear Santa Hello Santa! My name is Claire. I am in 2nd grade at Belmont Central. One thing I really would love to have is a go-cart. Tell Comet I said Hi. Love, Claire How are you! my name is Nhi. I’m in 2ad grade at Belmont Central. One thing that I really want… is a doll house. I will be carefull with the reindear. Love, Nhi Hello Santa, My name is Hannah I am in 2nd grade at Belmont Central. I wunt a ipod With a camera on the front and back. Feed your rein deers very good because thay can fly very good lol! Dont wreck Santa Claus on your way to my house. Love, Hannah

Dear Santa, Hello Santa. My name is Kaleb. I’m in 2nd grade at Belmont Central. One thing I really want is all the Left 4 Dead action figures. Your friend, Kaleb Dear Santa, Hello! My name is Dana. I am in 2nd grade at Bolmont Central. I want a Nook Santa. Be careful on your trip. Love, Dana Dear Santa, How are you? My name is Ryan. I am in second grade at Belmont Central. I want the Trash Pack Trash Wheels Junkyard. Be careful on your trip. Tell Mrs. Claus I said hi! your friend, Ryan Mrs. Weaver 2nd Grade Dear Santa, Hi, my name is Hayes A. I love Andrew that he is waching all of us. He is very funny. I would like for Chistmas is a five foot bear, a kind fire HD, and in justice god umng us for xbox 360. I’ll leave you some cookies and can you please leave me some pjs. Love, Hayes, Austin, Grayer, Audrey Dear Santa, Hi, my name is Chandan. I’ve been working hard at school and listening to my parents at home. This year for Christmas I would like a puppy, a phone, a ipad, a cat and gutiar in my room. I’ll leave some milk and cookies for your trip and som rein deer food to. Merry christmas santa claus and a happy New Year. Love, Chandan C. Dear Santa, Hi my name is Sara. I have been good this year. I’ve been woking good. Can I have a presint this yere can I have a horys this year that is all I want this year. Love, Sara M. Dear Santa, Hi, my name is Lilli. I have been good this year. I’ve been working hard in school and listening to my parents at home. This year for Christmas I would like a new bike, canvisis, a new backpack and a new lunch box. I’ll leave some milk and cookies for your trip and some reindeer food too. Merry Christmas, Sant. Love, Lilli L. Dear Santa, Hi, my name is Isabella Rhyne. I have been good this year. I have been working hard at school and lisining to my parents too. This year for christmas I would like the amarican girl dolls Molly,Kit, Julien, Jasafina and Sage. I also want a ballarina doll to. Tell Rootalf I love his noes and I want him to be a good leader. I’ll leave some milk and cookies for your trip and some rain deer food to. I love you Santa and Marry christmas too! Love, Isabella

mas this year! I cant wait untill you come to my house for Christmas I need a new coat that is very worm. And I want a sewing machine. Thanks Santa for everything. Love, Sadie

Dear Santa, Hi my name is Sujjay. I have been this year. I would like a lego silverado 2014 please. I have been good at school this year. I also been good at home too. So I hope you can give me the present I want please. I will leave you some cookies and for the reindeers I will leave carrots. I hope you and the reindeers enjoy them. Please leave us lots of presents. Love, Sujjay K.

Dear Santa, My name is Connor R. I am seven years old. I am very exited about Christmas. I know I have been etremely good this year. I really want a 3DS. I would like it to be red and black. I want the game Mario cart 7 with it. I also need a new pair of tennis shoes. I wear a size 2. I would like them to be green. Thank you Santa for being so good to me. Love, Connor

Dear Santa, Hi my name is SarahAnne Curnow. I have been good this year. I’ve been working hard at school and listening to my parents at home. This year Christmas I would like Pet snake a Subre in hustke a pet pekcotk and othe thenk like thate. I’ll leave some mik and cookies for your trip and I will leve lefrader food. Love SarahAnne C.

Dear Santa, My name is Ezra T. I am 7 year’s old. I am very excited about Christmas. I hope that I have been very good this year. If I have been good then I need a new pair of baskteball shoes. The color that I want is orange and purple I want a Tosh Boyd Jerzey (he plays for Clemson). Thank you for being good to me. Love, Ezra

Santa I want is a DS. I want candy in my sack please Santa please with a chreey on top. Can you mak me a cat for Cristmas. I love you Santa and rudolgh. Merry Christmas Ho Ho Ho. Love, Elijah K.

Dear Santa, My name is Peyton. I am 7 years old. I am very excited about Christmas. I have been very good this year. I would like Sage the American Girl doll this year. I like to play with my dolls. I need a new pair of tennis shoes. I wear a size 11. I would like pink, blue, and purple shoes. Thank you for being so good to me. Love, Peyton

Dear Santa, My name is Olivia. Im 7 years old. I am so happy for Christmas! I really want a toy kitty. It’s white with blue eye’s. I really need cowgirl boots. They are brown with purple, pink, green, orange, yellow and white on it. I wear a size 11 1/2. Thank you Santa for being so good and nice to me. Love, Olivia

Dear Santa, My name is Lochlan T. I am 7 years old. I LOVE Christmas! I have been really good this year. I really want (if you can make it) a Kindle Fire HD and a pink sparkly case. I really need you to give a lot of speicial presents to all the kids at the arfanage. It would really make them (and me) smile! Keep up the good work! Lochlan

Dear Santa, My name is Christopher M. I am eight years old. I hope my Mom, Dad, and Elf have told you I have been very good. Okay. I have been wanting some of these things called Micro Chargers. I’ve these for a long time. I also need some Basketball shoes. I am size three. I would like for them to be red and black. Love, Christopher

Dear Santa, Hi my name is Lee. I been good this year I’ve been workink hard at school and listening to my parents at home. This year for Christmas I would like bay blade, broling BuDis, and a Hot wells thack. I’ll leave some milk and cookies for your trip and some reindeer food too, merry Christmas Santa. Love, Lee Tyrone H. Dear Santa, Hi my name is Joseph. I have been good this year. I’be nee working hard at school and listening to my parents at home. this year for christmas I would like a xbox a DS Spdrman Batman. Love, Joseph M. Dear Santa, Hi, my name is Audrey. I have been good this year. I’ve been working hard at School and listening to my parents at home. This year for Christmas I would like a Kindle Fire HD, nail pens for your nails and cow girl boots. And some cloths and a guitar. I’ll leave some milk and some cookies for your trip and some reindeer food too. Merry Christmas, Santa. Love, Audrey A. Dear Santa Hi, my name is Sierra. I have been good this year. I’ve been working hard at school and listening to my parents at home. This year for Christmas I would like a Kindle fire HD. I’ll leave some milk and cookies for your trip and some reindeer food to. Merry Christmas Santa. ps no coal. Love, Sierra L.

Dear Santa, Hi my name is Makenna McCuen. I have been good this year I’ve been working hard at school and listening to my parents at home. This year for Christmas I would like a iPOD new gtare and new close and high hills. I’ll leave some cookies for your tip and reindeer food too. Merry Christmas Santa. Love, Makenna M.

Dear Santa, Hi my name is Alyssa. I have been good this year. I’ve been working hard at school and listening to my parents at home. This year for Chistmas I would like an orbesto, makup, perfuoom and the movey Frovn. I’ll leave some milk and cookies for your trip and some reindeer food too. Merry Chrirstmas Santa. Love, Alyssa H.

Dear Santa, My name is Skyler. I have been good this year. I have done a lot of work. I have been a good boy this year. I wont for Christmas a drtebike and a xdox 1. I will leve sume cookies for you and i will live sume reindeer food too. i wish you a merry Christmas. Ho Ho Ho. Love, Skyler S.

Dear Santa, Hi my name is Camden. I have been good this year Ive been working hard at school and listening to my parents at home. This year for chrismas I would like a Kindle fire Hd, a bath a borg and you pick the rest. Ill leave some milk and cookies for your trip and some food too. Mery Chrismas Santa. Love, Camden

Dear Santa, My name is Kate. I’ve been good this year. This year for Christmas I would like books, art dresup cloths and toys. I will leave some cookies and reindeer food! I love you. P.S. No coal! Love, Kate B. Dear Santa, My name is Nikhil and I have been good this year. I have lot’s of fun this year can you give me what I woont? This Christmas I would like mine craft, remote controle air and candie cocnes. I’ll leoove cookies for you and your reindeers. Merrey Christmas. Love, Nikhil A. Dear Santa, Hi my name is Hudson. I’ve been realy good this year. I’ve been working hard at school and reading my bible at church. This year for Chismas I would like a dirbike, Bible, xbox one and a new book. I’ll leave some milk and cookies for your trip and some reindeer food too. Mery Christmas Santa. Love Hudson S. Dear Santa, Hi my name is Ella. My elf has a jersey on. I’lve been good this year. I will leave oreos for you. I

  

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will leave reindeer food too. I want a fortwheeler. I also want my famliy to have a safe and good Chirstmas. I also want a Sparks bike. I want nail pens too. Love, Ella M.

Mrs. Delaney 2nd Grade Dear Santa, My name is Ben L. I am eight years old. I can’t wait until Christmas. I’m positive I’ve been good this year. I really want a bow and arrow and I want it to be camoflauge. I also need a white desk. I need it to do homework and projects to do on it. Thank you Santa for being so good to me. Love, Ben Dear Santa, My name is Lewis O. I do not want to be pickey but I do not want any thing pink. I hate pink. I need a new snow jacket. I wear size Yxs. I also need a blue bike. The size bike I need is a 20 Inich. I also w like another 5 foot bear. From your freind Lewis Dear Santa. My name is Ian Ms. I am eight year’s old. I am very excieted about christmas. I know that I have been extremely good this year. I really want a Xbox and some conroller’s and the game minecrafd. I really like minecrafd. I also need snow boot’s I wear a size 13. I want light blue snow boot’s. thank you santa for being so good to me. Love Ian Dear Santa, My name is Sadie A. I am seven years old and I am in second grade. I am so excided for christ-

Dear Santa, My name is Summer M. I am relly exited for Christmas. I want a ipad with a red case. I need a new jacket with some fluf and the outside to be purple. Thank you Santa! Love Summer M. Dear Danta, My name is Laylah J. I am 7 years old. I am excited about Christmas. I know that I have been good this year. I really want a bike. I want a bike because my other bike is broke. I need a laptop because I need a laptop so I can do anything with it. Thanks Santa for being so good to me. Love, Laylah Dear Santa, My name is Drew C. I am 8 years old. I can’t wait till Christmas. I got an email from you. You said if I was on the nice list or not. I was in the middle. I want 5 itune cards for my iPod and I need anothor stocking. Thank you for that stuff. Love, Drew Dear Santa, My name is Maziyah. I’m seven. I’m so excited when Christmas comes. I want a doll with red hair and a wate dress with red flowers. I would like her to have some boots. I need some new pink and wite shoes because my atar ones are dirty. Thats why my mom said that I need more shoes. Tank youSanta. Love, Maziyah C. Dear Santa, My name is Hanna F. I am 7 years old I am very excated about Chrismas. I know that I have been good this year. I really want a smart tamplit. I want that so I can do math on it. I need a coat. My size is 7 1/2. I would like it to be green and white. Thank you Sant for being so good to me. Love, Hannah Dear Santa, My name is Kiley O. I am 7 years old. I know I have been a good girl this year. I really want an Amercan Girl doll. I want her to have blond hair. I also need a new pair of gloves. I want them to be p ink and black. I want them to keep me warm. Thank you Santa for being so good to me. Love, Kiley Dear Santa, My name is Johnny A. I am 7 1/2 years old. I can’t wait til christmas. I want a Xbox 360. I need some more school shoes. I wear size 4. I want the color to be black for the whole shoe. I want the nike strike to be yellow. I need more school shoes because my school shoes are dirty. Thank you Santa for being so nice to me. Thank you for all of the stuff that I wanted or needed. Love, Johnny Sear Santa, My name is Madelyn L. I am 7 years old. I can’t wait for Chirstmas. I really need a pair of tennis shoes. I am a size 11. I would like them to be pink, gray and white. I want a American Girl Doll named Saige. Thanks for listening to me. Love, Madelyn Dear Santa My name is Violet. I am 7 years old. I can’t what for Christmas. I tried to be extremely good. I want a rianbow loom. Can I have extra bands? I want a rainbow loom because I want to make braclets for my friends and family. I need a new pair of tennis shoes. I want them to be purple and white.

Thank you! Love, Violet Dear Santa, My name is Noki K.. I am 8 years old. I’m very ecxited about Christmas. I know that I have been extremely good I wat a DS two to play with. I need shoes that are Jordons. Please be Jordons. Thank you Santa. I love you, Noki Dear Santa, My name ShaCory F. I am 8 years old. I am very excited about Chistmas. This is what I want Call of duty black ops two, new football tee, green and blue basketball shoes. I wear a size 4. Love, ShaCory Dear Santa, My name is Sydney A. I am 7 1/2 years old. I have been kinda good but also bad too. I have made 1 present for my dad and 1 present for my mom. I want Carolina the amarikin girl doll becase I want more amarikin girl dolls. With maching clothing. I need black shose for curch. I were a size 11 1/2. Love your frend Sydney

Dear Santa, May I have a American girl doll with glasses and shose, clouse, a bed, a puppy, a horse, a table and chaires, a dog bed, a dreser, a horse stable, some hey, a sadle, the thing that gose arond his head, a bathroom, a leg cast, a weelchair and a office. I want that suff cause my other dolls need a friend. and a toothbrush for my teeth. Your friend, Ellana Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is my oun opop. What I need is a new jaket. Why I want the Ipod touch because I like listing to music. I need the new jacket becase my other ones zipper broke off. I hope Ive been a good boy this year. Sined, Morgan Dear Santa, I would like I toy Webkin that is a snow lepard for Cristmas. My little Sister Giada would like a pink toy kichen for Cristmas. One thing I need for Cristmas is a timer that will wake me up when I have too get up for school every day. Make sure it’s a timer that we can set to go off when we want it to go off. Thats all I want and need for Cristmas. I bet this will be the best Cristmas ever. Love, Mila Dear Santa, I miss you I am so exsided that you are comeing in 12 days tell Chasmas. Santa what I want for Chasmas is a Ipad. I want a Ipad because I can play on it. I need a home for Chasams so I can live. Katherine Der Santa, I would like to have a laptop maybe some pokeballs but what I want the most is Sky landers swap force. Why I want those is because I think they would be good gifts. But what I need is a new shirt. because I need more hooded ones. I hope you bring me presents this year. Sincerly Carson Dear Santa, My name is Madeline and I am seven years old and I am in second grade. I have been a realy good girl this year. What I want is a voise jurnle. I want that becouse it is good for me becouse I have brothers. What I need for Christmas is enough food for my family becouse we mite run out. Senserly, Madeline Dear Santa, We have been learning about needs and wants. There is a want I would like for Christmas, it is called a PS3 and I would the game Dead II and to come with it, and I would like a eighteen speed bike, and the last th ing is to bring joy to the wourld. Have a Happy Holiday. Your friend Daniel Dear Santa, We have been learning about need and want. One thing that I want is the Skylander starter pack. I want that because I have been wantint that thing like forever. I need some new sleep shirts because they are geting to small. Thank you for reading this note. Drew I want a toy loader with a buket and some fork with it and I need some sharts because I don’t

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 have much and the the other one because I don’t have one. I have ben a good boy this year. from Connor S. Dear Santa, I want a new barbie house because I just want another one, and I want a toy dog and cat because I like those animals. I’v been so good this year! Love, Abigail C. Dear Santa All I wont for Chrismis is to get ten mach box cars because my baby cosen likes my toy cars and he plays with me when I’m playing with my toy cars. I need new cloths because some of my cloths are small. Jacob D. Dear Santa Claws I woud like to have some new close and that new bow. Why I would want those close is it’s cold and why I want that bow is i love archerree. I love how you love us. Love, Jacob E. Dear Santa, Can you got me a Sonic to becase I ben a good boy Dear Santa, I really want an american girl doll. I really want it because it is like my little baby. I really need money. I need money so I can buy clothes. I’ve been a good girl this year and mery Christmas. Love Shannon Deran Sant Thes year for Cermst I want a bike that is my want my need is a pare of bot’s. Now way I want a bike it it is to small I haft to bint my legs and I fall ofer and I do not like that so that want I want and my need is some bot’s I want that becous by bot’s are geting to bust and tras to get that. I hope you have a god cimst. Love, Gracie Dear Santa Clause For Christmas if you can please get me a dog tummy stuffer this year and I need it for helping me clean my room when im told when I have a realy messy mess to clean up. I want it beacase when I go on vacation I will pack my blanket in there pherhaps. That was why I need it and I want it. So Santa I wonder if im good. but if im not good I think the chole is fine for when im noughty. That’s just for when I have been a noughty girl. Sincerly, Ava L. Dear Santa Clas What I want for crismas is a skatbord and chlos bease I need chlos and becase I want to do jump’s down my street. Brian R.

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Dear Santa I want a furby Boom for Christmas. Here’s what I need to live. I got to have water and food. Oh, but I got to have cloths. Here why I want to have a furby Boom. Because he’s funny but you got to have a toy to play with. I want cloths because thall make you warm. I hope you have a merry Christmas! Sensily, Lauren Dear Santa Could you please get me a box of peches so it will be w wile till we run out of peches. Can I also have a DS and pokemon games too so I can have something to do in the car. And so I can learn what is good on what is good on what too. I think I have been a avrege kid. From Your Friend Eric

Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a Pink guitar. Thank you love, Makenzie

get 5 points we get candy. This year I want a new coloring book. And I love Mis. Bean From Kyndall

Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a piak ktor. Love Zsazsa.

Dear: Santa you are the Best. I am so so sory that some pepol don’t belevlv in you but i belevlv in you Santa. My fariet holiy day is Christmas. I love you Santa. I Love Christmas. Aubrie

Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a Ipad. Thank you, By Alex M Dear Santa For Christmas I want a Respow Bot. Thank you. By Will Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a truck. Thank you, Alex A

Dear Santa I want to have a madden 25 for my wil. I want it so so much decause cam Newten can run fast. And it is a good game to play. And Madden 25 and I want it so much. So can I have it. And you are the best santa. I love you santa. Landin

Dear Santa, For Christmas a pink jup Thank you, Karmen

Dear Santa I would like a noo book bag becuase this year I have the same book bag as last year. And I would like noo water becuase at school there is dirt in my water batel. And if you could please go to etheopea and give them clean water to. Thank you. P.S. Please give them toys to. From: Max

Dear Santa, For Chirisitmas I want a DS. Thank you, Sam

Mrs. Samuel and Mrs. Shepherd Kindergarten-Catawba Heights Dear Santa For Christmas I wont a easy bake oven. Thank you, Kyndal Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a Ipod. Thank you, by Joehli

Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a Pink Prcess gator. Thank you by Erika

Mrs. Bean 2nd Grade, Catawba Heights Dear Santa, How are your reindeer Dasher Dancer prancer vixan Donner Cupid Commet blitzen. How are your Elf’s Buddy and Snowflake. Oh I fogot about rodolf with the sparky nose. One thing I want is for it to snow. I also want any thing you give me. Surprise! But I do want a computer badly. Well I will get back to you soon. Love, Deanna Michele E. Dear Santa I want an Ipad, a Flepy Hat, some cute stuff animals, a bike, a babby alive, a chalk bord, a laptop, a polly pocket-toy, a nice techer Nerae Faith L.

Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a xbox 3. Thank you, love Nathan

Dren Santa, I want a dog. A Doll. A Doole. A bjas. makepcet. copotr. ipad Love, Brianna Sky H.

Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a Ipad. Thank you. Anaro Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a Pink Gutorr. By Hannah Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a DS3. Thank you, Luke

Dier Santa I want a car wen i tern 15. I want a new game. I want somethig Big for Chrismas. I want a exbox 1. From: Matthew C. Dear Santa, This year i hope I am on the good list. This year I got in mis. beans class. She is very nice. Mis. bean give’s us team points if we

Dear Santa I will want a computer. I will want a car. I will want a motocicle blue. I will want a truck Carlos S. Dear Santa I like my elf on the shelf. You may have nodeist I name him Jack. Can I plees have a toy elf, sum ranibow loom, a treat bascit for my dog. Laken H. Dear Santa I wish you a merry crismas and a happy new year. and I wont a elf on the self and a book to. and anthing. and I hope you will bring me a banch of prest’s. and fill my stoking Thak you. from Kalib Dear: Santa you are the Best. I feel so bad that some people don’t bevelie in you. and that you have a cherry nose. I am so happy that Christmas is in 16 day’s becuse christmas is my favrot holiday. and how do the raindeer fly? Love, Gabriela Dear Santa Thois is doing good. he fell off a self on 12-913 and we had to pick him up. he has found some good hiding spots lately. Here’s the thing I want the moset. and Xbox 360! You are the best. from Jacob K. Dear Santa I want a new bike and a helecoptr. I want a nerf gun. And 50$. Nenga turtels too. Elijah C. Dear Santa how are you doing. how is your wife. how is your Elfs. went have your elfs and wife doing. Marry Christmas! Love, Rori Sarr A. Dear Santa I wish I got a lot of things for Chrismas. I wish I got a barbie, a side book bag, a bicycle, a pink dress, a lipstick, and how is your wife. and your Elfs to and how are Santa are you doing good to. and I wanted to tell you that I Love Christmas so so much. You know why I Love Christmas so so much I love Christmas becuse you give me a lot of gifets.

Love, Marlenne C. Dear: Santa you are the best. I feel so good that sum pipeul blevin you. and that y ou have a charey noes. Love Tyler Dear Santa I love you. Your the best Santa there could ever be! I want a computer. My elf on the shelf is staying in it’s place. Santa’s the best!!!!!!! from Sophie W. Dear Santa How are doing? How is your Elfs. How is your wife. Love, Julien H. I write a letter to Santa. Be neat bisicleta i un beicolo de control Carlos C. To SAnta Mom and Dad and Santa get something fou me. Something all foo me. Chandler Marion C. Dear Santa You ar the best. And you have a cheery nose. I feel bad that some people don’t beleiv you. and you rock. and you ar the best. Love, Austin Talear Mrs. Brittain 1 st Grade, Catawba Heights Dear Santa Claus, Are you ready for Crismis? May I have a Eds for Crismais? Allso I whont a zoomer and a Moosic player. Love Mason Price Dear Santa Claus, How are you and Mrs. Claus. are you doing well. are you ready for christmas. do you have everthing in your slay may i have a star wars poster may i also have star ward dall. Love Cooper Tyree Dear Santa Claus, I hope you have had a good year. May I have a train for Christmas? I would also like a bike. Have a great Christmas! Love, Samantha PinaParra Dear Santa Claus I hope you have had a good year. May I have a remot cntrol car. Love Nathan Gray Dear Santa Claus, How are you and Miss Claus may I have a Brbie and Ken doll and a Barbie car and a House and the Kids can I have the frunechr with the house I think? Im going to make cookie fro you and milk

tell Miss Claus that you got cookie is your speshl Day! I wish you a merry chrismas! Love, Gladys Vang Dear Santa Claus, I hope you have a good year. May I have a phown and a dog and a loge set ningag A one moro loge set A starwers Love Dylan Hickler Dear Santa Claus, Are you ready for Christmas? May I have a Amercnd dol for Christmas. I would also like barbeas. May I also have bos for Christmas. I would also like plado. May I have buck for Christmas. Love Isabel Woolbright Dear Santa Claus, I hope you have had a good year. May I have a pupy. I would also like a pet jerdul. Have a great Chirstmas! Love, Grace Smith Dear Santa Claus I would like a XBox 360. I would also like a Zoomer. Have a great Christmas! Love, Steven Hinson Jr. Dear Santa Claus. How are you and Mrs. Claus? May I have a elecacic scooter? I would also like a flutter bye fairiey. I would also like a barbie car. I would also like a ipad. Have a great Christmas! Love, Catherine Rosser Dear Santa, I hope for sesmes I want recmot cthro hielkoptr. Love, Christopher Dear Santa Claus I hope you have had a good year. May I have a lego for chrismas love Quentin Smith Dear Santa Claus, Kan you ding me a ninja go and for my sisr kan you dring my sisr a tow are you ready for Christmas Love Jason Laen Gemaz Dear Santa Claus, Are you ready for christmas? I hope you have a good time rideing your slaye. Maye I have a TV and a rmote for christmas an can I have a scootr too ow an can I have a lot fo stuf anneemoos. Love, Jennifer Morong Dear Santa Claus, How are you and Mrs. Claus? May I have a Barby doll hoes for Christmas? I would also lik a pet hamster. And a Ipad and a Zomer! Have a great chrismas! Love Hadley Johnson

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CASH ON THE SPOT! Will buy tools, furniture or building full of merchandise, pictures or anything of value. Will also buy musical instruments. Call: 704-300-0827 or 704-300-7676. (12/18)

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Legals STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GASTON NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on the19th day of November as Executrix of the Estate of Robert Vance Cheek, deceased, of Gaston County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Rita Wilson McElwaine, Executrix on or before

    

the 27th day of February, 2014, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment. This the 27th day of November, 2013. Rita Wilson McElwaine, Executrix 1000 Pierce Ave. , Mt. Holly, NC 28120 BN10553 (11/27,12/04,11 & 18/13)

Legals STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GASTON NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on the 3rd day of December as Executor of the Estate of Pruett L. Black, Aka: Pruett Livingston Black, deceased, of Gaston County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Pruett L. Black, III, Executor on or before the 18th day of March, 2014,

or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment. This the 18th day of December, 2013. Pruett L. Black, III, Executor Estate of: Pruett L. Black,: aka: Pruett Livingston Black 264 Bess Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 BN10555 (12/18, 25/13 & 01/01 &1/08/14

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GASTON NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on the 26th day of November as Administratrix of the Estate of Sherry Dawn Goins, deceased, of Gaston County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Gertrude Goins, Administratrix on or before the 11th day of March, 2014, or this

notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment. This the 11th day of December, 2013. Gertrude Goins, Administratrix Estate of: Sherry Dawn Goins, Administratrix 113 Kee Rd. , Belmont, NC 28012 BN10554 (12/11, 18, 25/13 & 01/01/14)





  

     

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South Point High School

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The band marching in the Belmont Christmas Parade

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