William and Laura Turner
For the past 20+ years my husband, Bill, has entertained countless children (and adults) with visits as Santa. His visits have included Christmas Eve stops at the Emergency
Room where we worked, the Pediatrics department, and a local nursing home. For many years he climbed aboard a fire truck in Brooklyn and arrived with sirens sounding to the delight of the children at Engine Compnay 218. Countless friends and families have requested home visits with Santa as well. In addition many families in our community who have had some major challenges at the holidays have had Christmas dinner and gifts delivered by Santa on Christams Eve. Most recently we have been invited to attend the annual Christamas party for the children of the men and women who work at the East Hampton New York Police Department. This journey from the North Pole began about 23 years ago when we bought the first Santa suit for the Tobyhanna Volunteer Ambulance Company annual Christmas party. This years latest addition will be the Christmas Party for the local chapter of The Special Olympics.