Photo Gallery: Santa Comes to John Mills

Santa visits John Mills

ABOVE: A John Mills Elementary School student tests Santa's beard to see if it's real. It is! Santa visited the school on Dec. 14. District 401 photo by Dave Porreca (click image for larger view).

Students in grades PK-1 got a chance to see Santa a little earlier than usual this year when the jolly old fellow visited John Mills Elementary School on Tuesday, Dec. 14, as part of the Toys for Tots program.

Santa's holiday crew was on hand as well, including elves and reindeer. Some arrived on the Santa Express bus, while others traveled via motorcycle — including Santa himself!

Students excitedly waved hello to Santa and his helpers, who greeted the children and handed out treats. All in all, it was a great holiday visit. Thanks, Santa!

NOTE: To view the following photos in a slideshow format, click any of the pictures below. All photos are by Dave Porreca, D401 web/media specialist.