Kids can win lunch with Santa

For the Troy Daily News

TROY — Troy Main Street, in conjunction with the elves at the North Pole will offer a magical opportunity for the children of Troy and surrounding communities to enjoy a lunch with Santa Claus just days before the Christmas holiday.

Starting the evening of Nov. 13, during the Downtown Troy Holiday Merchants Open House, which runs from 5-9 p.m., children are welcome to fill out an entry form for a chance to win a complimentary lunch with Santa Claus. Entry cards will be located inside the Mayflower Arts Center to and can be submitted in a special holiday mailbox on Prouty Plaza. Entries will be available at the Mayflower during regular operating hours until Friday, Nov. 27.

The winning names will be drawn on stage at the Grand Illumination at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, by Troy Mayor Michael Beamish. Children do not need to be present to win. The first six names drawn will win lunch at noon Monday, Dec. 21 at Basil’s on Market, and the second six names drawn will win lunch for noon Tuesday, Dec. 22 at La Piazza.

There will be one winner of a free lunch per entry. Children must bring at least one parent or adult chaperone with them to them luncheon and due to limited space, organizers ask that there is only one extra guest per winner. Guests are welcome to enjoy lunch at their own expense.

The 12 winners will be contacted by Troy Main Street prior to the luncheon to confirm details.

For additional information, contact Troy Main Street at (937) 339-5455 or visit