On Sunday morning scores of residents, families and children congregated at the Cold Spring Fire Company headquarters at 154 Main Street for the annual “Breakfast with Santa” organized by the CSFC Ladies Auxiliary. Between 8 and 11am dozens of local children were greeted by Santa Claus in the Company meeting room, who listened to their Christmas list wishes and handed out small toys.
When asked about the enormous turnout this year, Ladies Auxiliary President Melissa Falloon described it as “an amazing stream of people from start to finish.” A few of the other members described this years turnout as “unprecedented.”
Santa Claus also agreed, stating “I always enjoy visiting the children at the Cold Spring firehouse, year after year there’s always a great turnout of children on my “nice” list and this year was no exception…in fact i’ve never given out so many toys!”
Following the breakfast, members of the Fire Company headed out to escort Santa around the Village with their firetruck, handing out toys to children at the waterfront, in a few Village neighborhoods, as well as making a special stop to visit the residents at the PARC Home for disabled adults in Nelsonville.
The Cold Spring Fire Company would like to thank the residents of the community for making today a successful one, and also extend a special thank you to the Ladies Auxiliary for all of their hard work and dedication as well. Year after year they provide an essential service to the volunteer firefighters in the community with little acknowledgement – thank you all for your hard work!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Everyone!
*Interested in volunteering? Fill out an application, stop by on one of our drill nights (every Tuesday @ 7:30pm) or give us a call 265-9241