Santa Claus Comes to Town for Candy Cane Runs!

The residents of Hilltop Drive in Mahopac came out to greet Santa and the MVFD on Truck Route No. 4. Credits: Photo Courtesy of Martina and Rich Norris
Emma Reynolds is all smiles after getting her candy cane from Santa and Mrs. Claus after the Macopac Falls FD brought the jolly old elf to Austin Road. Credits: Photo Courtesy of Jeanmarie Reynolds
Five-year-old Sofia Pikoulas meets Mr. and Mrs. Claus during the Mahopac Falls FD Candy Cane Run. Credits: Photo Courtesy of Jeanna Pasquale
Jennifer Gonzalez and her brother Servando (along with their dog Rufus) experienced the Mahopac Falls FD’s Candy Cane Run for the first time and their mother reports that “they loved it!” Credits: Photo Courtesy of Paulina Gonzales
Santa arrives on the MVFD truck and greets the neighborhood. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Michelle Torres and her puppies loved meeting Santa and loved their candy canes. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Braden Cotter, 8, and his brother Declan, 5, ran out quickly to see Santa for the MVFD Candy Cane run on a very chilly morning. It was worth it! Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Members of Girl Scout Troop 1286 were getting their babysitting badges by taking care of the children at Happy Kids Playhouse when Santa rolled through. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
The Petersen and Telesco families wait for Santa by the roadside during the MVFD Candy Cane Run. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Sean, 6, Kevin, 8, and Madeline Behrendt, 9, pose with their mom as Santa waves from his truck. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
The Clauses and their elves (MFVFD volunteers) take a group shot before heading off with lots more candy canes to give out. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Lori and Gina Chiazzesse, 4, get a candy cane from Santa and his wife. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Twenty-two-month-old Parker Helf hangs out with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Taylor LaRusso and Paige Cutkin get their candy canes from Santa and his wife during MFVFD’s Candy Cane Run. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Santa flew in from the North Pole to attend two Candy Cane Runs, one hosted by the Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department, and the other by the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department. Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with volunteers from the two fire departments, stopped by dozens of neighborhoods, handing out candy canes and posing for pictures with excited children.

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