TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Keena Miller
Phone: 512-462-5328, cell: 512-658-4444
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SIGNING SANTA CLAUS IN TOWN
Monday, December 7, 2020
Barton Creek Square Mall
A Very Special Night with a Very Special Santa
Austin, Texas – December 7, 2020 Santa arrives at Barton Creek Square mall today, ready to check wish lists from area children who are deaf or hard of hearing, at 2:00 until 8:00 p.m.
Santa Claus knows all languages, including sign language.
Signing Santa is a tradition that began in 2005 by the North Austin Optimist Club, and continues thanks to the kindness of Simon Management at Barton Creek Square and Michael Barker Photography.
On this one night each year, children who communicate in sign language, wait for their turn to relay their wish lists directly to Santa – who is deaf like them.
Every child or family takes home a free photo and a small treat from his workshop.
WHAT: Free photos with Signing Santa Claus for children who are deaf and hard of hearing
WHEN: Monday, December 7, 2020
2:00 – 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Barton Creek Square Mall - 2901 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746-8137
Entrance B – between The Cheesecake Factory and AMC Theater
First Floor, Downstairs near the Food Court
MORE: Masks required.
ABOUT THE TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF (TSD)
The Texas School for the Deaf is the oldest continuously operating public school in Texas. Educating deaf and hard of hearing students of Texas since 1856, the campus also provides outreach and educational resources for students, their families and professionals in the field throughout the state of Texas. With educational excellence and a strong belief in a culture and community at TSD, students form a unique identity based on their individual strengths and talents. TSD is an environment where students learn, grow, and belong. For more information about the Texas School for the Deaf, visit: tsd.state.tx.us.
ABOUT THE NORTH AUSTIN OPTIMISTS (NAO)
The North Austin Optimist club is part of a worldwide volunteer organization dedicated to bringing out the best in children, community, and ourselves. NAO is one out of over 2,500 clubs helping to develop optimism as a philosophy of life and to create a positive impact on our communities. NAO offers field reservations and rental for multi purpose events at the NAO sports complex, partners with Optimist Club of Austin’s annual Christmas tree sale, and actively participates in many community service activities including Blue Santa, Signing Santa, youth scholarships, and more. Please visit: naopt.com.