The following article first appeared in the Wednesday, December 6, 1967 edition of the “OJAI VALLEY NEWS” on page A1. The article is reprinted here with their permission.
Santa will visit homes Xmas eve
Santa Claus will be making personal visits in the Ojai Valley on Christmas Eve, according to the Ojai Valley Jaycees.
Once again, as for the past 19 years, the Ojai Valley Jaycees have persuaded Santa to visit homes in the valley between 6 and 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Entry blanks have been sent to the elementary schools and any school child, seven years of age or younger, can have Santa visit his home.
Santa will visit areas as follows: Ojai, Meiners Oaks, Ojai Highlands, Mira Monte, Skyline and Oak View.
Applications or notes to Santa must include: child’s name, age, sex, parent’s name, address and phone number, names of pets or other information that may help Santa on his visit. Send to: Santa, c / o Jaycees, P.O. Box 1057, Ojai, Calif. 93023 no later than 12:00 midnight, December 18th.
Santa will deliver gifts that parents have placed outside the front door and will present each child with a candy cane, courtesy of the Ojai Valley Jaycees.
Anyone who has a child not yet in school may obtain an entry from one of the following stations: In Ojai – Fitgerald’s, Van Dyke Travel Service, The Yellow Door, Rains, Callender’s, Cole’s Mens Shop or Hammond’s Union Service; for Mira Monte – Trudi’s Dress shop and in Oak View – Dickinson’s Family Kitchen.
Anyone wishing more information may contact Project Chairman Jim Michalopoulos at 646-2783 or Jaycee President Orville Kiso at 646-3397.