Local Santa wishes to bring the spirit of Christmas all year round

Published: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 11:01 AM.

For more information on the Palm Tree Santas you can visit their official website at www.palmtreesantas.com.

An unlikely source of support, he said, is a local pageant called Ms. Heart of the USA.

“It’s teaching these young women that to be truly beautiful is to be charitable,” he said. “Their entry fee is usually donated items, such as nonperishable food items or toys when they’re raising for Toys for Tots.”

50 to 60 percent of his appearances are charitable and Mrs. Claus makes all of his outfits, he said.

What keeps him motivated with a strong drive to continue in this line of charitable works, he said, is quite simple.

“I we could maintain the charitable nature that comes with the Christmas season, that overwhelming sense to spread love, peace, joy and happiness, 365 days out of the year then we wouldn’t have near as many of the problems we have today,” said Ray. “My sincere wish is for that to happen.”

To find out more information on Ray as the Sand Hills Santa, visit his official website at www.sandhillssantas.com.

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