Perspective ... Great Santa coverage
We noticed that former mayor of Pocahontas John Patrick, aka Santa Claus, was featured on the front page of Sunday’s Democrat-Gazette. The article, by Kenneth Heard, who reports on events in our part of the state, was a great salute to John and we were happy he received the recognition he deserves for all the years he portrayed Santa from his home on Maple Street aka Candy Cane Lane.
John has been a fixture there since 1981. Others help out now that he has gotten older – he’s 81 – but people continue to drive by and enjoy the holiday season at Santa’s Workshop on Candy Cane Lane. Kids select toys from a toy bin and Rudolph, Frosty (John’s great grandson) and elves help Santa, now played by Tommy Reed, according to the article.
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