“We want Santa! We want Santa!” was the chant that rang throughout the gymnasium at the East End Community School early this afternoon as about seventy-five (75) children waited for his arrival.
“I just saw him and I know he and Mrs. Claus are getting ready to come out and deliver gifts to all of you. First though Santa had to take care of his reindeer. He gave each of them an extra serving of grain because they made the trip to Munjoy HIll in record time this year, ” said one of Santa’s helpers who has the inside scoop.
“Munjoy Hill is one of our favorite places to come to,” said Santa to mhn.com in an exclusive interview. “That’s because we know the boys and girls here work really hard to get good grades. It isn’t always easy to do. There are many distractions. We know you try hard and we are proud of youl,” Santa said. “But no more serious talk,” he said with a ho-ho-ho and a twinkle in his blue eyes. “Party on.”
With that said, Santa and Mrs. Claus took their leave of the party and headed back to the North Pole. “We still have a lot of work to do before Christmas,”
Speaking of the inside scoop, next year the organizers of the party will apply for non-profit status. That designation will make it possible for the organizers to qualify for corporate funds which they are currently unable to do.
Organizers of the 40th Annual Trott Christmas Party are Deborah and Stephen Trott and Linda York. Munjoy Hill resident Marie Trott began this tradition forty (40) years ago. When she died about five (5) years ago, her childen Stephen and Linda, with the help of the Bean family, vowed to carry on the tradition for underprivileged children. That was Marie’s wish.