WEST LONG BRANCH: Santa Claus had a busy day on Sunday, Dec. 13 as children shared their wishes of things they were hoping to receive this year. They also had their picture taken with him as Santa Helper Jennifer Reed snapped many photos for the children to take home with them.
Some of the youngsters worked on crafts and art works, always a fun activity for the excited children. There was hot chocolate and juices went along with hot dogs or peanut and jelly sandwiches to fill tummies. Cake and cupcakes were special treats, some needing the final touches of candy sprinkles and M&Ms to enjoy.
Close to 75 visitors had made the trip to the firehouse by noon time, more by 2 p.m. It was a nice crowd, the Ladies Auxiliary volunteers said. The always enjoy these annual visits.