Youngsters are invited to have "Cocoa with Kringle" on Saturday, Dec. 7.

Santa will arrive at a new location this year, the senior citizens building at Northside Park, at 9 a.m. to enjoy breakfast, pose for pictures and hear the children's "wish lists" for Christmas until noon.

The event, sponsored by the Junior Auxiliary, will include lots of children's games, face painting and a jumper. The children will also get to decorate their very own cookie.

Children will receive one free picture with Santa. There will be packages available for purchase.

To gain admission to "Cocoa with Kringle," each child is asked to bring a toy, valued at around $5, which will be distributed to children in custody of the Department of Human Services.

Some of the Junior Auxiliary of Philadelphia's service projects are:  

Camp Rising Sun (cancer camp for children), "Cocoa with Kringle," Crown Club (club for high school girls), Community Easter Egg Hunt, Preschool Summer Reading Program at Neshoba County Library, Stuff the Bus, Distinguished Young Women Program and Child Welfare Project.

This year the club will host its first golf tournament.

The National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to community improvement by meeting the needs of children, youth and family.  

NAJA's motto is:  Care Today - Character Tomorrow.  

Junior Auxiliary members throughout the Southeastern United States give time and talent in support of the ideals symbolized by the five points of the NAJA crown: charity, youth, health, community service and leadership.  

Shayla Robertson is president of the Junior Auxiliary of Philadelphia with Crystal Myers as vice president.

Other officers are Emily Moran, ex officio; Tina Sullivan, finance chairman; Mahogany Clemons, education chairman; Erin Goldman, membership chairman; Tosha Nowell, projects chairman; Jennifer Collins, public relations; Charity Baysinger, scholarship chairman; Laura Sistrunk, secretary; and Jennifer Eubanks, treasurer.