Thursday, December 8, 2011


Joe Derda of Hartland sent along a message to let us know that during the holiday season he is a Santa for many kids.

If you know of someone that may need Santa to come by, please contact Joe. Kids in hospital, people in nursing homes, private home visits....he's very accommodating! Joe said that with just a few hours notice he can be there.

Joe does not charge a fee, staying away from being a shopping mall Santa who would flush the kids through to get rich on photo ops.

His main reason to volunteer his time is that when the kids get to the point where Santa is out, they are too old and younger children are present, a short visit may just squeak out one more year of believing in something. Pretty cool!

You can contact Joe at: