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Star the Reindeer and Santa visit kindergarten students

  • Author: Bill Roth
  • Updated: December 21, 2018
  • Published December 21, 2018
Two classes of kindergarten students from Inlet View Elementary School walked to Delaney Park to visit Star the Reindeer and learn about him from his owner Albert Whitehead on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. The children got a surprise visit from Santa Claus who said he was there to take a look at Star who is a reserve reindeer for his team when he makes the trip around the world delivering presents on Christmas Eve. Santa asked them how many days until Christmas Eve and "who's been good this year?"

Two classes of kindergarten students from Inlet View Elementary School walked to Delaney Park to visit Star the Reindeer and learn about him from his owner, Albert Whitehead, on Thursday.

The children got a surprise visit from Santa Claus, who said he was there to take a look at Star, a “reserve reindeer” for his team when he makes the trip around the world delivering presents on Christmas Eve.

Santa asked the children how many days were left until Christmas Eve and, of course: “Who’s been good this year?”

Santa has a couple candy canes tucked away in his belt during a surprise visit at the Delaney Park Strip. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Santa Claus take a look at Star the Reindeer with his owner Albert Whitehead. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Kindergarten students from Inlet View Elementary School walked to Delaney Park to visit Star the Reindeer and learn about him from his owner Albert Whitehead on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018.
Two classes of kindergarten students from Inlet View Elementary School walked to Delaney Park to visit Star the Reindeer and learn about him from his owner Albert Whitehead on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. The children got a surprise visit from Santa Claus who said he was there to take a look at Star who is a reserve reindeer for his team when he makes the trip around the world delivering presents on Christmas Eve. Santa asked them how many days until Christmas Eve and ’who's been good this year? ’ (Bill Roth / ADN)

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