Santa Claus had many helpers when he came to Bay Village on Sunday, Dec. 8th. The jolly old elf toured the city aboard a fire truck and greeted friends upon his arrival at the Community House about 3 pm.
Huntington Playhouse Director Tom Meyrose, decked out as Charles Dickens, read “Twas The Night Before Christmas” in the Community House prior to Santa Claus lighting the city’s official Christmas tree with the help of Eric ‘Elfis’ Eakin.
Mayor Debbie Sutherland presented Santa with a Key to the City to make it easy for him to leave presents at every home in Bay Village this Christmas Eve.
Santa then lead a rousing round of Christmas carols, sharing the microphone with the many children in attendance. Paul Koomer and Dwight Clark joined in the community spirit, thanking both the Bay Historical Society and Bay Kiwanis for their support in keeping the tradition of a Bay Village Community Christmas alive.
Those who came to greet Santa Claus were encouraged to bring non-perishable food items, or cash donations, for the city’s “Holiday Caring and Sharing Program.” All donations will be distributed to needy Bay Village families during the holidays.
Community groups, including the Women’s Club, Nature & Science Center, Bradley Bay, the Green Team and BAYarts, had tables set up in the Community House, offering holiday items for sale and complimentary refreshments.