BWOT telethon and auction
BELLINGHAM — The Bellingham Women of Today are beginning preparations for the 31st annual Santa’s Elves Holiday Telethon. Plans are underway for an entertaining program on Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. 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. 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 Claus 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. Claus or an elf will be available. So, tune in and watch on Dec. 5, from 7 to 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 with the fundraising effort. If you would like to donate an item or gift card send it to our address below or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your gift will be acknowledged during the show.
The BWOT are looking for adult and children’s performers who would like to donate their talent and 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, or email@example.com.