Santa Claus Visits Asharoken Village
Story & Photos by Steve Silverman
Asharoken got into the holiday spirit as Santa Claus arrived on Sunday for a visit at Asharoken Village Hall, where he spread holiday greetings and hearty “Ho, Ho, Ho’s” to all. Santa and Mrs. Claus were greeted by Asharoken Mayor Greg Letica and Village Trustees as he arrived from the North Pole with the assistance of the Northport Fire Department. Santa was warmly welcomed by Village officials, police, residents, and lots of happy wide-eyed children. Santa and his helpers distributed plenty of hot chocolate, cookies, donuts, lollipops, oranges, and candy-filled stockings.
Photo above: – Pictured with Santa and Mrs. Claus are Asharoken Village Officials and Police. Standing from left, are Officer Sid Lynn, Mayor Greg Letica, Trustee Mary “Pam” Pierce, Officer-in-Charge Ray Mahdesian, Trustee Laura Burke, Trustee and Police Commissioner Mel Ettinger, Village Clerk Nancy Rittenhouse, and Officer Alex Rubino. Santa and Mrs. Claus are seen greeting children in the other photos.