By Bill Scherer
Blue Santa’s elves are busy working to provide toys to children in need in Bartonville. Like they do every year, Blue Santa and his elves need your help. A program of the Bartonville Police Department, Blue Santa provides toys and clothing to approximately 10 families (27 children) in Bartonville each year.
The Bartonville Town Hall Christmas tree is currently located inside Town Hall, 1941 E. Jeter Road and houses Blue Santa ornaments. These ornaments list specific wants and needs of the children. You may take one or several of the ornaments to support Blue Santa; please attach the ornament to the gift upon drop-off. Monetary donations and grocery store gift cards are also being accepted and may be taken to TownHall. For more information please call 817-693-5280.
The deadline for ALL donations, including Town Hall ornaments, is 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12th.
This annual drive could not be a great success without the generous support of a caring community. We look forward to receiving your contributions that will assist the Blue Santa’s goal in making this a successful and joyful holiday for the families in need of assistance this holiday season.
In keeping with the holiday spirit, don’t forget about Olde Time Christmas on Saturday, December 8 from 5-8 p.m. at The Bartonville Town Center. There will be live reindeer, carriage rides, lots of vendors and fun activities for the whole family.
With road work on Rockgate Road almost finished, the Town will now begin work on Dove Creek from Gibbons Road to Noble Champions Way. No thru traffic will be permitted on Dove Creek Road until the project is finished in late January 2019. Please seek an alternate route. Your continued patience while this project is completed is appreciated.
Local elections are just around the corner. The next General Election for Town Council is May 4, 2019. The dates for filing for Place 1, Place 3, and Place 5 on the ballot are January 16, 2019 – February 15, 2019. Candidate application packets for qualified citizens will be available at Town Hall or can be downloaded from the Town’s website after January 2, 2019.
Town Hall will be closed in observation of Christmas on Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th
It’s been a great 2018. The council and I wish you and your families a blessed holiday season.