“JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON”
Is the main thought in my mind in becoming Santa Bob.
After such a challenging year in 2020, each year has been better than before and I look for 2021 to be even better. I will be the Santa at Rhodes Hall in downtown Atlanta. Please check the website at https://www.georgiatrust.org/tours-events/santa/ for schedule and reservations.
Yes 2020 was most challenging, but as I knew going in COVID 19 could not cancel Christmas, so with a few adjustments and safety precautions Santa was still able to see all the children. Even the Special Needs Children (of all ages) were seen. The look on the faces of the children for 2020 was so special, truly inspiring and heart felt. I believe it gave all the children of all ages a sense of being normal. With the infection still around for 2021 I believe Santa being available will again show that Christmas will not be cancelled and we will be close to getting back to a more normal environment in our everyday lives.
I believe Santa Claus displays love, hope and giving for all people, especially the children. Seeing the smiles on the children’s faces is a tremendous blessing to me. I have worked with children in organized sports, Church Drama and Music, teaching Sunday School and Bible School ever since I was old enough to serve in those capacities.
I have been married for 54 years, 2 children and 5 grandchildren. A faithful member of my Church with a heart for the needs of people throughout the world.
What a great year in 2019, I had as Santa Bob. It started the week after Thanksgiving and was almost non-stop till Christmas Day. My season consisted of being Santa at Bass Pro Shop in Macon, Skating Rinks, Church’s, School’s, a Charity event at Georgia Tech, Nursing Homes and reading to children in Pre School and Elementary Schools. I participated in tree lightnings, parades and was highlighted by riding in on a Fire Engine for an event. I will again this coming season to the best of my ability try convey the Spirit of Christmas and ignite imagination and to inspire hope to all I come in contact with.