After Over 70 Years, Santa Continues to Visit Park Ridge Youngsters
Left, Evan Hintz of Park Ridge with Santa Claus.
Photo and story by Robert Whitmire
Santa Claus made one final check to check his naughty and nice lists Thursday evening in the Village of Park Ridge.
The jolly fellow stopped at homes in the village to visit with more than thirty children and receive last minute wishes for their Christmas lists.
Santa has been visiting children in Park Ridge since 1940, by horse and sleigh in the early days, and by fire truck courtesy of the Park Ridge Volunteer Fire Department the past several years.
Evan Hintz added several Duck Dynasty related items to his Christmas wish list. After checking it twice, Evan’s name was found on the nice list.