June 20, 2021

Santa lands in George Town

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Maria RobinsonSanta Claus landed in George Town to give gifts to children at a family fun day on Saturday (19th December 2015).

After arriving with his little helpers by helicopter, Santa sat down to hand out the presents and give each child a hug.
The event was held jointly by the Cayman Islands Fire Service Sports Club and the Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman, with gifts from each organisation including books and candies.
As the Kiwanis Club’s annual Santa Landing event had been postponed earlier in the month due to bad weather they decided to team up with the Fire Service, which also holds a much-anticipated festive event for the children of George Town each year.
Volunteers from Kiwanis and the Fire Service were on hand to ensure the youngsters enjoyed the Yuletide magic of Santa’s visit, as well as to help with the stalls serving hamburgers, popcorn and cotton candy, and assist at the bouncing castle.
Following the visit from Father Christmas, volunteers drove around George Town in a fire truck, handing out candies to children who were unable to attend the event.
“We all had a great time and were delighted that Santa arrived to distribute gifts,” said George Town Acting Station Officer Ricardo Charlton of the Fire Service. “We really have to thank everyone who worked so hard to make it happen and thank our

sponsors, including Ernst & Young who had a toy drive for this event,”
Daniella McGowan, president of the Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman, said that while they were disappointed their original Santa Landing event had been cancelled, she was delighted to join forces with the Fire Service for the children’s Christmas fun day.
“I am glad we were able to work together, everyone had a great time and most importantly, the children and their families enjoyed themselves,” she said.

Photo captions: (Photos Catherine MacGillivray)
Allyandrew Dawkins (9), left, and Kishon Beason (10) show off presents
Santa hugs Donardo Henry (5)
Dylan Groome (10) enjoys cotton candy
Maria Robinson (7) is shy of Santa
Reagan Jacques (5) receives gift from Santa
Santa and his little helpers
Thalia Allen (6) snuggles up to Santa
Tyler Edison (5) listens to Santa

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