The Burton Chamber of Commerce dug into deep pockets on Nov. 3 to donate to the work of Santa who hosts hundreds of sick children at the North Pole (aka Santa’s Hide-A-Way-Hollow just east of Middlefield) each year. Santa spoke to the Chamber recapping how the charity began. Many years ago, he was filling in for his father as Santa (fake beard and all, which it is no longer) and a terminally-ill boy sat on his lap requesting that Santa would simply make his mother happy. Santa has brightened a day for more than 58,000 children over the last 30 years. Today Santa’s Hide-A-Way-Hollow is a full-blown North Pole, equipped with buildings, trains, elves and reindeer, not open to the public. Volunteers to wrap gifts and paint fences etc. are always needed. Visit the web for information


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