Some of the many volunteers who donated their time at a previous Lunch with Santa fundraisers. This year’s event takes place Nov. 23 at the Seniors’ Drop In Centre. (Contributed photo)

Some of the many volunteers who donated their time at a previous Lunch with Santa fundraisers. This year’s event takes place Nov. 23 at the Seniors’ Drop In Centre. (Contributed photo)

Santa visiting Penticton kids virtually this year

Even Santa is social distancing

Santa will be making an early visit to kids this year, hosted virtually by Sprott Shaw College.

Tickets and kits for the Dec. 5 Lunch with Santa fundraiser go on sale Nov. 1 for $5.

READ MORE: Supplies, donations needed for Penticton Wide School Drive

This year the proceeds from the fundraiser go to support the City-Wide School Donation Drive.

The donation drive, which was started by Andrea Fossum in 2018, collects donations and supplies for all grades and schools across the South Okanagan – Similkameen.

Last year the Lunch With Santa took place in-person at the seniors’ drop-in centre with the proceeds going to the Penticton Starfish Pack Program.

The tickets come with a kit, which includes a colouring contest, ready to build crafts, a letter for Santa, goodies and treats, and a raffle ticket for the fundraiser’s prize draws.

READ MORE: Penticton fundraiser needing support

Tickets are available at the college’s 101-2603 Skaha Lake Road location or by calling 250-770-2277.

Parents picking up tickets and kits are asked to bring along a non-perishable food item or stocking stuffer for an additional raffle ticket.

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