Tea and Cookies with Santa Supports Area Families 

Area families can enjoy a little one-on-one time with Santa this weekend, while offering support for other families. The group, Empty Arms, is hosting tea and cookies with Santa on Saturday. Empty Arms helps parents struggling with the loss of a baby. Tea time with Santa is also raising money for a project at Eastern Maine Medical Center called Katelyn’s Toy Box. The toy box is full of items for babies in the NICU, along with toys for their siblings and photo albums and journals for their parents.Money collected at the event will help replenish supplies in the toy box. Again, it’s this Saturday at Mason Auditorium at EMMC. The event runs from 2 to 5 o’clock. There’ll also be crafts, games and a bake sale. Admission is free but donations are encouraged.