Santa delights youth at Big Rapids Township Fire Department

BIG RAPIDS — Dozens of children showed up at the Big Rapids Township Fire Hall on Saturday to visit Santa and tell him their Christmas wishes.

Maleigha Witte visits with Santa. (Pioneer photo/Shanna Avery)

This is the third year the fire department has invited the community to visit Santa at the fire hall.

The Big Rapids Township Fire Department hosts this holiday event every year. (Courtesy photo)

“This is a way we can reach out to the community and have them get to know our firefighters,” said event organizer Alayna Suggate. “This is something fun for the kids and gives them something different to do on the weekend.”

Children had fun telling Santa their Christmas wishes. (Pioneer photo/Shanna Avery)

Children were served hot chocolate and Santa handed out candy canes.

Kids got to try on fire gear. (Courtesy photo)

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