Each year in October, Mr. Mickey lets his beard and hair start to grow out so that he will look more like the “real” Santa. He has a significant reason to forgo the usual pristine grooming for a short time. He portrays Santa at an event that is very close to our hearts.
More than a decade ago, our dear friend Tony Seaton started buying school clothes, shoes, a coat, and a toy for disadvantaged pre-school children in our area. He asked Mickey to be Santa on the special day when lunch is provided for the children and their parents or guardians. “Santa” tells them a story and visits with each child to give them a big bag of gifts selected just for them with the help of their teachers. Over the years, more of our friends have joined in to help with this project. This particular day is the highlight of the Christmas season for us. We are honored and humbled to be a part of it. Thank you, Tony Seaton, for all that you quietly do for our community.
I snapped the photos above so that we could share our magical day with you.
I wore a red tunic by IC Collection, a gift from my friends at ShopMyFairLady.com. The pants are a couple of years old from Chico’s. The shoes are also a few years old. They are by Sam Edelman.