Santa makes special visit by helicopter to local school Christmas party

Photo: C.A. Weis Elementary School Principal, Holly Magee, escorts Santa Source: Baptist Healthcare

Rudolph and the rest of the reindeer took a break Friday morning while Santa found another mode of air travel!

Santa Claus made a special appearance by helicopter during a Christmas party at C.A. Weis Elementary School in Pensacola on Friday, Dec. 15th.

The party was hosted by Baptist Health Care (BHC) team members and volunteers. They donated gifts and goodies to bring holiday cheer to more than 500 students.

LifeFlight, an Air Methods program, provided Santa’s unique transportation.

BHC has hosted the Christmas party for more than 16 years. Team members say this partnership event is the highlight of their year.

“This is our favorite day of the year,” says Maegan Leonard, development specialist, Baptist Health Care Foundation. “We watch as the students open their gifts, and we are all wiping tears from our eyes. It’s really heartwarming.”

Funds for the party are provided through Helping Hands, the team member giving program of the Baptist Health Care Foundation, that is comprised of generous contributions from BHC team members.

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