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Greene County recreation department holding children’s Christmas activities | Community News

Children from all across Greene County will be able to enjoy two upcoming Christmas-themed events being coordinated by the county’s department of recreation.

Santa Claus will be the focus of the upcoming activities, as he will serve as the special guest at “Breakfast with Santa” from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dec. 5. He will also be receiving letters from local youths who write to him through the department’s “Letters to Santa” initiative.

The breakfast starts at 9 a.m. in the lower level of the 4-H Building at the Greene County Fairgrounds. Admission is $7 per person and includes a breakfast catered by Dan Wagner, culinary arts instructor at Greene County Career and Technology Center.

To follow CDC guidelines put in place because of COVID-19, the current plan is for the department to offer three time frames with a 35-person occupancy per time frame, and masks must be worn by attendees unless they are seated.

Also, Santa will be seated behind a Plexiglas frame in the upper level of the 4-H Building and available for a picture. Children will also receive that picture with Santa and a special treat.

A mailbox for the North Pole will be available for children to write and deposit their letters into, along with “Dear Santa” templates to compose their wish list on.

The event is sponsored by Direct Results and Waynesburg VFW Post 4793.

Recreation department director Bret Moore said all steps are being taken to ensure the event will follow all CDC mandates and guidelines.

“We haven’t made a final decision yet as to whether we will allow people to come inside and eat breakfast, or if this will become a ‘to-go’ event,” Moore said. “We will make the decision based on what is best for those coming, and what is mandated.

“As for Santa, unfortunately children will not be able to sit on his lap this year because of COVID-19, but he will be there, greeting and waving, and he will be situated behind a safety glass that will resemble a wonderful Christmas card.”

Moore said tickets for the breakfast are now available at the recreation office, located at the county fairgrounds, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Also, through Dec. 15, area children wishing to receive a personalized letter from Santa can simply send their letter with a completed request form to Greene County Department of Recreation, ATTN: Santa Claus, 107 Fairgrounds Road, Waynesburg, Pa., 15370.

Letter request forms include the child’s contact and basic information, including gender, age and any gifts requested from Santa, and must be completed by a parent or guardian.

A completed form must accompany each letter, and parents are asked to limit one request per child. There is no cost for a letter from Santa, as funding has been provided through various sponsors and fundraising efforts the department of recreation holds throughout the year.

Children should receive the letters before Christmas.

For more information on the “Breakfast with Santa” event or the “Letters

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Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene Does CrossFit in Hotel Room

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Shares Video of D.C. Hotel Workout Because of ‘Tyrannical’ Lockdowns From Democrats

Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted a video of her CrossFit workout in Washington, D.C., stating that she was forced to exercise in her hotel room due to lockdowns imposed by “Democrat tyrannical control.”

The recently elected Republican congresswoman from Georgia shared the video Saturday while visiting D.C. for a new House member orientation, and said that during her visit she’s been unable to complete her daily workout inside of a gym.

“I work out everyday in a CrossFit gym that is open. With people. Gyms are small businesses that have been devastated by the government mandated shut downs,” she wrote. “In DC, NOTHING is open bc of Democrat tyrannical control. So here’s my hotel room workout. We must FULLY reopen!”

But the GOP congresswomen exaggerated her claim that “nothing” is open.

Washington, D.C. is currently under Phase Two of reopening, which allows businesses including restaurants, retail, museums, and events to operate with limited capacity.

Under this phase, gyms and fitness centers are also able to open with limited access, allowing five people per 1,000 square feet. However, medium-to-high contact sports, communal swimming pools, hot yoga, and locker rooms remain closed.

Newsweek reached out to Greene for additional comment.

Greene has been an outspoken critic of numerous efforts to derail COVID-19. On Friday, she tweeted that “masks are oppressive” and proudly stated that “In GA we work out, shop, go to restaurants, go to work, and school without masks.”

According to a report by the Georgia Department of Public Health, there have been over 382,000 confirmed COVID cases, with 8,418 confirmed deaths and 33,809 hospitalizations.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene endorses Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) during a press conference on October 15, 2020 in Dallas, Georgia. On Saturday, Greene shared a video of her hotel room workout in D.C., accusing Democrats of initiating a “tyrannical” lockdown.
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But Greene is not the only GOP official to criticize Democratic efforts to halt the spread of the coronavirus. Earlier this week, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves said that the state would refuse to participate in a national lockdown if President-elect Joe Biden proposes one next year.

In Oregon, state GOP leaders have criticized Democratic Governor Kate Brown for initiating a two-week long lockdown across the state, calling the order “Orwellian.”

But as COVID-19 continues to spread at rapid rates across the country, a number of states—including Illinois, Washington and New York—have begun initiating stricter measures.

Earlier this week, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser issued new travel advisories for people coming to and from the district. These new guidelines request that anyone visiting D.C. get tested within 72 hours of travel, and to stay home if the test comes back positive

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