The Bellingham Women of Today are completing preparations for the 30th annual Santa’s Elves Holiday Telethon. Plans are underway for a very entertaining program on Tuesday, December 5th from 7 – 9pm at the Access Cable 8 studio, 10 Williams Way in Bellingham. The telethon is held every year to raise funds and collect toys to aid hundreds of local families in need during the holiday season through the St. Blaise food pantry Adopt-a-Family program and a local homeless shelter. Thanks to the generosity of businesses and individuals, over 300 children and their families were helped through the BWOT Santa’s Elves program last year. Toy donation boxes will be set up in the town hall, police station, Friendly Neighborhood Comics, Pub 140, Mass. Real Estate Group, and Dean Bank. Donations of toys or checks to help families in need may be presented on air during the telethon or mailed to BWOT, PO Box 405, Bellingham, MA 02019.
The show is hosted by Linda Trudeau, members of the BWOT and special guests including Santa Clause who will be on hand to take phone calls from children via the Santa Phone Line. The phone number will be announced during the telecast. While Santa is on camera, Mrs. Clause or an elf will be available. So, tune in and watch on December 5th, from 7-9, on Access Bellingham/Mendon Cable, channel 8 on Comcast and 47 on Verizon. Also, for those out of town, you can watch via streaming video at www.abmi8.org.
An auction will be held during the program to help raise funds. Items so far include a $200 Visa card and gift card tree. If you would like to donate a give card please send to the address below. Your gift will be acknowledged during the show.
The BWOT are booking now for adult and children’s talent acts and performers to appear during the show. Musicians, dancers, singers, puppets, martial arts demos are just an example of possible entertainment. If you have a talent you would like to showcase please send information about your program and a way to contact you to BWOT, PO Box 405, Bellingham, MA 02019, firstname.lastname@example.org.