53 years ago, the Kiley family started the New Gloucester Santa tradition. This year, the crew is missing Mrs. Claus, Pat Kiley, who passed away earlier this year. But the tradition lives on!
This year, Friends of the Library has donated 200 books. Other donations, in addition to families’ gifts, will ensure that every child receives a gift. Santa starts his route at Thompsons’ Orchard between 5 and 5:30 PM, then moves on to the Town Hall and finally, the Public Works Garage in the Upper Village. Gifts for specific children may be brought to the Kileys’ by noon on Tuesday (Christmas Eve). FMI: Call John (650-6630) or Lisa (754-0476).