Kris Kringle Kraft Korner Saturday

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Santa Claus will make a special guest appearance Saturday at the Payson Youth Organization's Third Annual Kris Kringle Kristmas Kraft Korner at Rim Country Middle School.

For just $1, both children and adults can have their pictures taken with Santa between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The event itself will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the RCMS gym.

Items for sale by a variety of crafters include Christmas crafts and ornaments, toys, candies, books, clothing and much, much more.

Santa, who will arrive aboard the Mesa del Caballo fire truck, will be played by Gila County Constable Eddie Armer.

PYO provides sports funding assistance on a "most needed" basis to Rim country young people. PYO President Sheelah Golliglee said more than 5,000 applications for assistance for 2002 were recently sent home with students.

"Parents need to get those applications back to us right away," Golliglee said. "A lot of times, the equipment we provide is given as Christmas presents, so time is getting short." Each school provides a liaison who helps prioritize applicants based on need.

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