Continuing an Annual Holiday Tradition

Rotary Club of Americus Offers Free Photos with Santa

‘Tis the season to be jolly and the Americus Rotary Club engages Santa himself to bring a bit of magic and joy to Sumter and the surrounding communities! Each year, the club hosts its Photos with Santa event providing a photographer and FREE pictures for families and children of every age. This year, the event was held on Tuesday, December 3. “This tradition is one that has proven to be a wonderful opportunity to share some holiday cheer with our community,” exclaimed Rene Smith, President of the Rotary Club of Americus.

Rotarian Vic Patel graciously offers the lobby of the Best Western Windsor Hotel to stage the perfect spot for Santa to visit with his fans. An adjoining room serves as a gathering spot for families to enjoy cookies and hot chocolate while they wait their turn and children are entertained with a table stocked with crayons and holiday coloring sheets.

“The most rewarding service projects are those that bring joy to children,” stated Cindy Pryor, Rotary Board member and Club Administration Chair. “Photos with Santa includes everyone, and the children’s smiles and happy parents make this community service project a favorite for all.” Spearheaded by Pryor, the event has grown each year with this year’s number peaking at nearly 50 families served in just two hours on. Branded by the Americus Rotary Club, the event will be offered each year at no expense to the community.

Posted by Angela Smith
December 9, 2019 4:00pm