Word was received this week that Santa and Mrs. Claus soon plan to visit the campus of Eastern Illinois University, where they will be eager to greet the youngsters of the community.
The jolly couple will visit and share cookies and hot chocolate with children and their parents from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in the Bridge Lounge of the MLK Jr. Union. The first 100 children in attendance will also receive a gift bag.
Also, in the nearby University Ballroom, EIU Student Life volunteers will be coordinating games and crafts for the university's young guests to enjoy.
Admission to all activities is free. However, donations of new unwrapped toys for children aged infant to 12 will be accepted for the One Campus, One Community Toy Drive. All donations will go to local children who might otherwise go without gifts this year.