Rev. Deb Hinksman’s good friend, Mrs. Claus, will be reading stories via Facebook live every Tuesday at 4 p.m., and will be available for private Zoom calls with children and their families. (Cole Schisler photo)

Rev. Deb Hinksman’s good friend, Mrs. Claus, will be reading stories via Facebook live every Tuesday at 4 p.m., and will be available for private Zoom calls with children and their families. (Cole Schisler photo)

Ladysmith kids have the chance to Zoom with Mrs. Claus

Rev. Deb Hinksman has a special relationship with Mrs. Claus, and has helped set up this opportunity

Reverend Deb Hinksman of Ladysmith First United Church has had a great relationship with Mrs. Claus for over 40 years.

Hinksman and Mrs. Claus decided that they can’t let COVID ruin the Christmas season this year, and they’ve teamed up to give a series of story readings via Facebook live, and private Zoom meetings for the children of Ladysmith.

“Mrs. Claus was saying how sad it was that Santa can’t see too many kids on his knee this year,” Hinksman said. “She didn’t want kids to feel that they couldn’t get their list to Santa.”

Mrs. Claus will do her first Facebook live story reading on Tuesday, November 10 at 4 p.m. on Hinksman’s Facebook page. Mrs. Claus will continue to do a Facebook live story time every Tuesday until December 22.

But a very special opportunity for Ladysmith’s children is that they will have an opporutnity to talk to Mrs. Claus on Zoom. Mrs. Claus is excited to hear about all their Christmas wishes, and can answer any questions the kids might have about the North Pole. She will be available for 15 minute Zoom meetings between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. by appointment.

Parents looking to set up a time with Mrs. Claus can email: Requests will be filled as they are received.

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