This is my new friend Krystoffer he is currently in the hospital recovering from having a Brain Tumor removed. Yesterday was his fourth birthday so Santa showed up with an adopt a bear as a birthday gift. This is what just a small portion of what Santa-America is about. It only took about an hour and a half to get him to decide that it was alright to open his eyes and look at Santa and then smile for a photo. Dad consented to taking this photo for Santa. As Santa goes nowhere without his camera.
We have had a big committee of Santa Ambassadors prepairing for athe First ever Almagamated Order Of Real Bearded Santas convention. They have put together 26 workshops so that these Ambassadors can become better at what they do. Such as care and feeding of Santa's Hair and Beard, Dealing with special needs Children, Story Telling, History of Santa Claus, Santa Ethics, Santa and the media, Santa's basic and advanced Wardrobe, Working with a mall photo company these are just a few of the workshops that have been set up.
Norad that would be the North American Air Defense Command will be tracking my trip to Branson on Thursday just like they track my route on Christmas Eve. With all of my ambassadors there. The tricky part will be trying to find me in the crowd. The Children there will have fun trying to figure it out. I have found that the good ones have no problem picking me out of a crowd. There will be Ambassadors from all over the United States and maybe a few from other parts of the country.
I will do everything I can to make daily post on the events in Branson, We have been told that the network morning news programs will show up for our parade through Kringles Christmas Village on Friday morning at 7:00 A.M. Some parts of my entorage will be leaving on Saturday so there could be some updates as early as Sunday night.
There are a lot of new things coming up for Santa this year and that information should be coming out In August.
The biggest thing happening this next week will be a feature article that will be coming out in the Thursday July 6th issue of the Great Falls , Montana Tribune, Lifestyles section. It should be very interesting as they have talked to a lot of Santa's Associates. I am hoping that they will put an emphasis on the Santa-America Association as that is really where Santa's Heart is at.
Look for updates more often during the upcoming months. Santa is in need of a new sleigh( mini van or something like it) So I have been putting the word out in hopes that we can get one donated for the Santa America trips that I will be making.