Forum staff reports, Published January 02 2010
Santa Village donates to local charitiesThe Fargo Park District’s 23rd annual Santa Village at Rheault Farm, held Nov. 28 through Dec. 23, collected nearly $3,000 in cash donations.
The donations were distributed to the Season of Hope and MeritCare Children’s Foundation, Fargo.
The event also collected 5,841 pounds of food, which was donated to the Great Plains Food Bank, and more than 2,000 new and gently used toys were donated to the YMCA 21st Century Community Center, Fargo.
Also, new this year, Santa Village donated 2,546 letters to Macy’s, who in turn donated $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for every letter written.