Santa Claus: Early season visit brings smiles, good night
From Hancock County PIO Filed 10/24/05 - GCN
Saturday's seasonally mild temperature for coastal Mississippi was a
reminder that Christmas was approaching.
However, for more than 600 children across Hancock County on Saturday, fun
in the sun and on the beach was replaced with a visit by Santa Claus two
months early and with food, song, dance and most of all, presents.
Operation Christmas on the Beach included an invasion by Santa to Hancock
County, where an army of children greeted their white-bearded visitor. The
Morrell Foundation, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Premier Homes of Florida
were two of several sponsors for Saturday's October surprise.
Sponsors plan another Christmas gathering for Hancock County kids closer
to Dec. 25. Visit
www.4katrinaskids.com and learn how you can donate and support efforts
to help families, and especially children.