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Holiday event slated

SOUTH POINT — The People for the Point-sponsored South Point Community Christmas Extravaganza is set for Saturday, Dec. 12 at South Point High School.

A pancake breakfast with Santa will be in the school cafeteria from 9 a.m.-noon with Santa arriving on a South Point fire truck right around 9. Tickets for the pancake breakfast, which includes pancakes, bacon or sausage and orange juice or milk, are $6 per person or $5 with a can of food. Children 5 and under eat free. Tickets can be purchased at the door or early tickets are available in the South Point High School and middle school offices.

People for the Point is working with South Point students to raise food for their canned food drive.

“This event will be part of a food drive to help benefit less fortunate families in the South Point School District,” People for the Point president Chris Smith said. “All food will be donated to volunteer groups in the school who will distribute the food collected.”

Also part of the day from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. is a vendor and craft fair in the middle school gym, inflatables, games and children’s activities in the high school gym and a silent auction with all sales being final at 3 p.m. Christmas music throughout the day will be provided by the choirs and bands of South Point schools and local church choirs.

Smith said Armstrong Cable will also sponsor a children’s Hallmark Christmas movie for everyone in attendance in the high school gym at 1 p.m.

“We’re looking for community volunteers, businesses owners and community leaders to help out with the pancake breakfast by cooking and serving,” Smith said. “We’re also looking for local businesses interested in donating items to be auctioned off for the silent auction and are inviting all crafters to become part of our event. There is a $20 fee for all crafters and vendors wishing to set up a booth at the gym. Come out and help make our first Christmas event something for everyone to enjoy.”

Anyone interested in helping with the event, donating for the silent auction or setting up a booth should email Smith at chrissmith@zoominternet.net or contact the People for the Point Facebook page.

“All proceeds from the pancake breakfast and auction will go back to People for the Point for future community projects,” Smith said.