For 43 years, Santa Claus has been collecting items for local children. He continues to collect for Toys for Tots this year. Santa said the biggest local need is for teens.
“If you say Toys for Tots, they think of stuffed animals,” he said. Santa recommends all-new items like bike helmets, CDs and things teens might generally like.
“Kids still like cars, trucks, Lincoln logs, trains and things like that, too,” he said.
Last year, they brought in about 6,000 toys for Clallam and Jefferson County children with donated toys in each city distributed within that county. Families are signed up through churches and social and health agencies.
For more information on Toys for Tots, call Erik Miner at 460-1031 and Santa at 683-4316 for appearances and toy pickups.
Question 3: At first, did you know how to pronounce Sequim?
Santa: I did, but I have heard many other pronunciations: Skwa-kum, Sequum (like vacuum), S.Q., and See-kwim - the most popular.
Question 8: Favorite food?
Santa: “Here Comes Santa Claus” because I’m sitting here in this garb.
Bonus question 1: What is your favorite Christmas song?