Santa pays special visit to Fort Leonard Wood

Story and photo by Melissa Buckley
GUIDON staff

Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus took a break from planning next week’s big trip to stop by the Bruce C. Clarke Library during extended story times.

“The kids at Fort Leonard Wood are extra special because they are the sons and daughters of our troops who are defending our nation and our liberties,” Santa said.

“It is always fun to visit with the kids. Children make me feel very excited about the holidays. It is not just about presents. It is about the hope in their hearts,” Santa said.

Santa read “The Night Before Christmas” to the children.

“It is a very traditional Christmas story, and it talks about the common theme of Santa throughout the ages,” Santa said.

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