POINT PLEASANT — Santa and Mrs. Claus will be making their return to Pleasant Valley Hospital.
This evening (Thursday) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., PVH will be hosting its annual event, “An Evening with Santa and Mrs. Claus” in the main lobby.
Tracy Call, director of marketing in community relations and volunteer services, said this has been a long standing event for 20 years. The event is free and open to the public. Guests are welcome to enjoy complimentary cookies and hot cocoa. Call shared the children attending the event can write a personal letter to Santa on what they would like for Christmas, they can have their picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and they will be given a handmade stuffed animal made by the Pleasant Valley Hospital Auxiliary.
“Christmas is always a special time for everyone,” said Call.
She shared how blessed she feels to help bring excitement to the children. Call expressed Christmas is fundamentally about seeing a children’s eyes sparkle with holiday joy. She said each year around 275 children from Meigs, Mason, and Gallia counties come out to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and she anticipates the same turn out for this year.
Erin Perkins is a staff writer for Ohio Valley Publishing.