12/23 Santa travels in his tiny house/workshop to meet children before Christmas

Rick George waves from the front of his Santa’s workshop, which has been spreading holiday cheer in Milford, CTthis holiday season.

Rick George waves from the front of his Santa’s workshop, which has been spreading holiday cheer in Milford CT this holiday season.

With a wink and a nod, Santa granted a wish for the Milford chapter of The Links Incorporated and hauled his new Christmas workshop, filled with good cheer, to a group of eager youngsters.

The tiny Christmas house is the handiwork of Milford’s own Rick George, who calls himself an “ambassador” to Santa. George created a roving happy place, filled with holiday tchotchkes and adorned with a cozy sitting area for children to greet Santa.

The jolly old elf cheerfully agreed on a recent Saturday to bring his newly completed house to the site of St. Mark’s Day Care Center in Bridgeport. There, Santa met children who were taking part in a special regional educational program offered by the Milford chapter of The Links Incorporated.

The Milford chapter is one of 282 chapters of The Links Incorporated throughout the United States and in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Established in 1946, this non-profit organization internationally includes 14,000 professional women of color who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and others of African ancestry.

Prompted by a recent news account, one of the Milford chapter members, Lillian Holmes, contacted “ambassador” George to see if Santa’s tiny house might be available to visit the Project Links Snowflake Party.

The response, not surprisingly, was a gracious and resounding “Yes!”

Read more – http://www.milfordmirror.com/53557/santas-workshop-spreads-holiday-cheer/

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Elaine Walker