An e-mail from his workshop at the North Pole indicates that Santa will make an early appearance in Barbour County at the Laurel Mountain Inn in Belington at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 5th, when the Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Family Christmas Party for members and friends. 

Santa’s favorite Elf Fuzzy, pictured above, is anticipating creating a special balloon for each of the children present.  All kids - 12 years of age and under - will eat free, compliments of the Chamber, and can expect a special present direct from Santa.  Reservations with names and ages must be registered in advance with the Chamber office.  The Chamber is indebted to Freedom Bank for graciously providing table favors and to the Builder’s Center for underwriting the selection and wrapping of Santa’s gifts.