Santa Claus visits in Ansonia


By Linda Moody - lmoody@aimmedianetwork.com



ANSONIA — Many children in the Ansonia area and their families had the opportunity to enjoy a free breakfast and a visit from Santa Claus Saturday morning at the Ansonia American Legion.

What a difference a year makes! Little Blake Widener, in elf’s clothing, wasn’t afraid of the Jolly Old Man last year, but had a problem with him this year when he was placed on the lap of Santa.

The tyke hesitated at first and then wanted badly to get off that lap, even to the point of tears…until someone handed him a drink. That settled him down a bit but he didn’t look around to see who was holding him any more than he had to.

Blake was among a lot of numerous children lined up to talk to him about Christmas and the gifts they would like to receive.

Each one of the children there received a bag of candy with food coupons from McDonald’s and Taco Bell as well as a toy on the table nearby.

“Dannon’s donated a drink for everyone,” said Betty Burnfield, organizer of the event.

Linda Leeper, who entertained with Christmas music, announced that this coming Saturday, Ansonia will be celebrating Community Christmas.

Many volunteers makes the Breakfast For Santa a success.

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By Linda Moody

lmoody@aimmedianetwork.com

This writer may be reached at 937-569-4315. Follow her on Facebook and join the conversation and get updates on Facebook by searching Darke County Sports or Advocate 360. For more features online go to dailyadvocate.com.

This writer may be reached at 937-569-4315. Follow her on Facebook and join the conversation and get updates on Facebook by searching Darke County Sports or Advocate 360. For more features online go to dailyadvocate.com.