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‘Letters From Santa’ begins

November 15, 2012
The Daily News

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Daily News Newspapers In Education Program is encouraging members of the community to participate in its "Letters From Santa" fund-raiser.

This is a fun and creative program in which Newspapers In Education helps Santa Claus send personalized letters to children in the community and surrounding areas.

"Letters are $6 each and will include information such as the child's name, age, town, and even a special P.S. from the Big Guy himself," said N.I.E. Coordinator Christopher Ashburn. "Letters are also sent to Christmas, Mich. to get the famous Christmas Stamp."

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Four-year-old Lily Miller of Iron Mountain will be checking the mailbox for a “Letter From Santa.” Personalized letters will be sent to children as part of a Newspapers in Education (NIE) fund-raiser. Watch for information forms in The Daily News.

Parents and grandparents are asked to look for copies of the 'Letters From Santa' information form in The Daily News. They can then fill out the information and send it in to The Daily News, P.O. Box 460, Iron Mountain MI, 49801, with their payment of $6.

Ashburn said community members can also participate by going to and clicking on the "Letters From Santa" link, filling out the form online and submitting their payment with a debit, credit card, PayPal account, or stop by The Daily News at 215 East Ludington St.

"This is a great fund-raiser because it gives Newspapers In Education the chance to interact with the community in a unique and creative way. We try hard to give back to the community in any way we can, and to be able to do something like this is a truly gratifying experience," Ashburn said.

The deadline for all 'Letters From Santa' entries is Wednesday, Dec. 12.

All proceeds benefit N.I.E, a non-profit program that works towards providing local area schools with newspapers free of charge, and raising the area youth's literacy rate in the Upper Peninsula and northeast Wisconsin.

By contributing to N.I.E., the community helps young people learn the importance of current events and instilling a sense of civic awareness, Ashburn added.

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