What a day it was for Avon Elementary School kids two weeks ago when Santa arrived to visit students at Avon East, Heritage, Early Learning Center and Goddard School. The mission? Mayor Bryan Jensen, French Creek Foundation President Clint Gault along with Police and Fire officials were on hand to award 5 students with “tickets” that they won to be first in line to see Santa at the Christmas festivities Dec. 3. 5-year-old Jude Zimmer of Goddard School won the grand prize – a ride with Santa on his sleigh to the Heritage Gazebo for the tree lighting. Everyone was thrilled by this surprise visit from Santa as he walked the halls, greeted students and took Christmas Wish requests.