In response to Jackson Hole’s ever-increasing elf problem, local business owner Latham Jenkins has created the nonprofit SaveTheElves.org. Fed up with the current elf situation, Jenkins has written a petition pleading that Santa Claus himself bring an extra large sleigh down to Jackson Hole before Christmas so he can gather up the elves and take them back to the North Pole so that they might be reintroduced into elf society and lead productive elf lives.
Elves have traditionally gathered on the National Elf Refuge in Jackson Hole as a resting place along their journey back to the North Pole from warmer climates during their off-season break. Today, however, a large quantity of elves has straggled behind. Unfortunately for Jackson Hole locals, the wayward elves are often the mischievous and delinquent members of elf society. From harassing tourists and sleeping on park benches, to pan-handling, illegally washing windshields, dangerously playing in traffic and other acts of debauchery, the elves have outstayed their welcome.
Not being residents, financially addressing the issue requires donations from private individuals and corporations. Forever kind at heart, Jenkins took the high road and created the nonprofit SaveTheElves.org in order to relocate the elves to the North Pole and reintroduce them into elf society where they can once again lead productive lives. In addition, SaveTheElves.org hopes to cut costs from the failed Elf Work Relief Program that forced many Jackson Hole business owners to absorb exorbitant costs from unemployment.
In a bid to obtain the quota of 1000 signatures needed to relocate the elves and send them on the righteous path, Jenkins’ company Circumerro will donate one dollar to the Children’s Learning Center’s “Adopt-A-Family” program for every electronic signature received, which will ultimately help local families in need this holiday season.
Central South Dakota renowned former EFIN freelance correspondent LJ Logger-Foot has also created an informative video that provides high-profile video capturings of prominent Jackson Hole locals and never-before-seen footage of the elves in action. The video is featured exclusively on SaveTheElves.org, and, quoting Stacey Logger (Logger-Foot’s ex-wife), “wonderfully captures the misguided and mediocre nature of LJ.”
Initiated during the 2007 holiday season, the nonprofit SaveTheElves.org was created by business owner Latham Jenkins in order to rid the Jackson Hole community of its wayward elf problem. SaveTheElves.org hopes its Christmas petition will obtain enough signatures to allow Santa Claus to relocate the wayward elves and rehabilitate them into being the meaningful and productive members of the North Pole elf community they once were. SaveTheElves.org also hopes to cut unemployment costs.
Founded in 1995 and based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Circumerro is a creative media agency with four divisions: Creative, Publishing, Web Video and Stock Photography. Circumerro builds products and provides services that create relationships between buyers and sellers through delivering best-in-class service and communication tools.
Traditionally, elves have gathered on the National Elf Refuge in Jackson Hole as a resting place on their journey from warmer climes during their off-season back to the North Pole to help Santa make and deliver toys to all the girls and boys of the world. The gathering of the elves was a pleasant time for them to relax and for Jackson Hole locals and visitors to watch the elves, observing them in the wild before they began the final leg of their journey to the North Pole.
But times have changed. Today, some elves have straggled behind the rest of the pack. These are the more mischievious and delinquent elves of elf society, and they are beginning to take a toll on the Jackson Hole community. Some of these particularly troubling elves can, from time to time, be seen loitering outside the National Elf Refuge, no longer allowed onto their previous resting grounds for concern by local officials and refuge managers that they are depleting the natural resources and harassing other wildlife on the refuge. In addition, elves have been spotted around the Town of Jackson, harrassing tourists and others in the Town Square, sleeping on park benches and in bus stop shelters, pan-handling, illegally attempting to wash car windows of passers-by, playing in traffic, throwing snowballs at vehicles, and generally wreaking havoc and causing a nuisance throughout Jackson Hole.
When this problem first came to light, Town of Jackson officials created a local worker elf program to get delinquint elves off the street and help make them productive members of our human society. Local businesses have employed elves in various capacities. Mayor Mark Barron himself has employed elves in the town offices and at his own business. Unfortunately, the effort has been almost entirely unsuccessful. Again, this year the elves are, more often than not, creating trouble in the workplace or simply not showing up for their jobs, and are back to causing a nuisance around the valley.
So this year, fed up with the current elf situation, local businessman and owner of Circumerro, Latham Jenkins, has begun the Save The Elves campaign, starting a petition pleading to Santa Claus himself to bring an extra large sleigh down here to Jackson Hole before Christmas, gather up the elves, and take them back to the North Pole, to their natural habitat, where they can be reintroduced into elf society and lead productive lives.
So, as part of Circumerro’s message of good will and peace on earth this holiday season, we are asking everyone around the world to support the Save The Elves campaign, letting Santa know how important it is for him to retrieve these wayward elves and take them back to the North Pole in time to help make toys for this year’s Christmas. Please visit SaveTheElves.org to watch our informative video and sign the petition to Save the Elves.
For every person who signs our online petition, giving their name and email address, Circumerro will donate one dollar to Jackson Hole’s Children’s Learning Center (CLC) supporting families in need this holiday season. Remember, all you need to do to save the elves and help a family in need this holiday season is sign the petition. Circumerro will take care of coordinating with Santa and making the donation to the Children’s Learning Center.
Thank you for your help in this worthy cause. Please be sure to tell your friends and family about SaveTheElves.org, and have a happy holiday season.
Seasons greetings and peace on earth,
Your friends at Circumerro
Quoting from Animal House’s Dean Wormer, “Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son!,” is the thought that comes to mind with our delinquent Elf situation in Jackson Hole. As a local employer, it is a social and economic burden to our community and it is impacting our businesses.
I am trying to take the high road (and save money while doing so) by starting the campaign, SaveTheElves.org, to petition Santa to come get his elves and take them back to the North Pole and set them on a Righteous Path of excellent work ethic and conservative nog-drinking habits.
Please join me and our community in helping these wayward elves get back to the North Pole. Go to SaveTheElves.org and sign our petition today.
President and Founder of Save the Elves
P.S. For every signature received, I’ll donate monetary funds to a needy family in order to make their Christmas truly special this year.