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Santa on the Common Returns in 2017!
FREE TO ALL! A beloved holiday tradition returns! In 2017, Jaycee Santa on the Common is back!
For decades, the Foxboro Jaycees held a “Santa on the Common” event each December. Due to competition from malls and others we stopped about seven or eight years ago.
Due to many requests and our own love for this event, In 2017, the Foxboro Jaycees are bringing back Santa on the Common
The Foxboro Jaycees will host Santa and Mrs. Claus to the Foxboro Common on Saturday, December 2th from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on the Common and spend a couple hours with the children of Foxboro. Mrs. Claus has promised to bring along her favorite candy canes. Children can sit on Santa’s lap and tell him their wishes for this Christmas. Santa’s personal photographer will be there to capture the visits on film and give a password to parents to access their photos on line.
This is a Foxboro Jaycee Community Development Project, and is free to the public. You may, of course, bring your own camera and take pictures as well. Pictures the Jaycees take are also free!
History of the project:
Our very popular Community Development project, “Santa on the Common,” was retired after 2009 and after many requests and are own love for the project we started it up again in 2017.
Our Santa was always Fred Badger, who told us years ago he’d lost count of the number of years he’d played the Jolly Elf in the red coat. Fred’s son Ryan served as his elf for many years as well. During the many, many years this project ran, it was always a huge event. One year, we even brought a pony! Pauline Brown painted a beautiful backdrop for the images. Kathy Brady could always be counted on to ensure the bandstand was repaired and ready. And finally, we got the good idea to erect a tent for Santa to shield Mr. and Mrs. Claus from the biting wind, and allow a small portable heater – believe us, the Common is cold in December! Paul O’Sullivan stepped in one year when Fred was ill, and in recent years Ed Groh has filled the role of Kris Kringle. And Mrs. Claus is always played by the loving Laureen House. A dear friend, she’s told us many times it is very simply her very favorite Jaycee thing to do, and Laureen has even made house calls on Christmas Eve as Mrs. Claus. She is the PERFECT Mrs. Claus and her love of children and the Jaycees is well known.
Please join us each December for Santa on the Common!