This past weekend, while walking around downtown Ithaca I happened upon a large crowd of people staring up at a building. Soon I could see Santa and some elves rappelling down the side! This is something that takes place in Ithaca every year. Afterward, kids could line up to visit with Santa.
I did not stay for that part in case you where wondering. Actually, I was on my way to join a group of other young professionals volunteering with books through bars. This is a volunteer based non-profit organization that sends books and educational materials to prisoners by request. The letters they receive sometimes ask for very specific authors or titles, although usually it is for a genre. All of the books mailed by the organization are donated, which makes finding specific titles is difficult. It was a great experience and I hope the books we mailed will be enjoyed.