The telethon is continuing as the snow is falling outside. Take a moment tonight and tune in to our coverage of the WAVM Radio and TV Station Beacon Santa telethon to help more than 750 children in 14 local towns.

You never know what you’ll see at the Beacon Santa Telethon.A screech owl made an appearance, and Santa Claus, along with Frosty the Snowman,

The telethon has started in Maynard, Massachusetts. Check out the story about opening night.

Maynard High School, typically quiet on a Friday night, was a hub of activity, as students and parents got ready for the start of the 38th annual Beacon

The Beacon Santa application process is now closed. The gift cards will be sent out after Thanksgiving. If you are in the position to be able to donate we would appreciate your consideration (

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We want to remind people that Beacon Santa applications are due tomorrow.

If you are coming by our Concord office to drop off the paperwork, please note we are at 150 Baker Ave. EXT. (The Extension part is very important.)

The Beacon Santa applications have been delivered to schools, housing authorities, town clerk's offices, and other locations in the 14 communities served

It's that time of year again. We're getting ready to kick off the Beacon Santa fundraisers. But before we do, here is a primer. (Also of note - applications are due by Oct. 31.)

When did the fund start? Who was involved in its founding? The Beacon, then a regional weekly newspaper based in Acton, founded The Beacon Santa Fund in
Beacon Santa updated their cover photo.
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Do you have 30 seconds? Help out Beacon Santa by liking the Acton Dental Associates Facebook page, Acton Dental Associates is donating $1 for every new like in December.

Many of us are looking to finish our Christmas shopping this week, but some of our neighbors are asking for our help: "Unbeknownst to my child, my office will be closing at the end of this year," she writes to Beacon Santa. "I have already started looking for another stable work environment, but I'm scared what the next 6 months will bring."

A single mother who has asked for help this holiday season can't bring herself to tell her son that she will soon be unemployed."Unbeknownst to my

Pictures from the final day of the Beacon Santa Telethon. Great job by everyone. #beaconsanta…/ENTERTAINM…/121109994/PH/1…

Sunday morning, Dec. 11, 2016, brought the 34th annual WAVM Beacon Santa Telethon to a close. The hard working staff of students and adult volunteers finished with a grand total of $33, 350. Wicked Local Staff Photos/Ann Ringwood
Drowsy teenagers being a part of the scenery at Maynard High School is a tradition, and an institution.On the last day of the Beacon Santa Telethon, a

It takes a lot of people to keep the telethon running. And do you know how much food is eaten over the weekend? Find out here. #beaconsanta…/beacon-santa-telethon-keep…

It’s time for dinner, as the 34th annual Beacon Santa Telethon continues Dec. 10, at Maynard High School. The cafeteria is packed with students and

Hard work and lots of fun on Saturday at the Beacon Santa telethon.
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Hard work and a lot of fun is the name of the game at the Beacon Santa telethon.While students Justin Hines, Caitlin Fields and Grace Dineen broadcast

And they say a picture says a thousand words. Be sure to tune into the telethon and help support #beaconsanta

The hard work of the WAVM Beacon Santa Telethon staff continued Saturday morning, Dec. 10, 2016. The 40 hour telethon, raising money for area families, would continue until Sunday morning. Wicked Local Staff Photos/Ann Ringwood
“I mean everybody deserves to have a present at Christmas time,” said senior student, Karima Haddouch, who could be found swarming Maynard
The 34th annual Beacon Santa Telethon began on Dec. 9 and will run through Dec. 11.

Here are some photos from the Beacon Santa telethon. Check back throughout the weekend as we bring you continuous coverage. #beaconsanta

The 34th annual Beacon Santa Telethon is underway Friday night, Dec. 9, 2016, at Maynard High School's WAVM studios. The telethon raises money for the Beacon Santa charity, which helps make the season brighter for those in need around the region. Wicked Local Staff Photos/Ann Ringwood