Santa made good on his promise to deliver his packages early in the season in time for the recent annual Family Christmas fete of the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce. This year’s party at the Laurel Mountain Inn in Belington also saw Santa’s favorite elf, Fuzzy, leading the singing and preparing intricate balloon animals for each of the children present.

Shown above are Santa and his favorite holiday fans following the much-welcomed gift-giving, including Charles and Derek Chevalier, Livinnea Moore, Carli Cvechko, Isabella Duke, Heidi and Helen Hoxie, Gracie Parsons, Emma Phillips, Ella and Lenora Ramsey, and Katelyn Thompson.  Freedom Bank supplied generous table favors while the Builders Center provided and wrapped individually-chosen gifts for Santa to deliver.